Ross Sherban, DO
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Location and Office HoursExcelsior Orthopaedics LLP
Buffalo, NY 14226
- monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?
American Chiropractic Association answeredAdjustment (or manipulation) of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
What are the best ways to protect your knees?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
The best gift you can give to your knees (not to mention your heart and your pants): Dropping weight. Being overweight or obese - or as we call it, waisted - exponentially increases the risk factors associated with a host of diseases and conditions, including joint pain. Having extra weight on board leads your cartilage to break down faster, even in the fingers (which don't bear the burden of carrying the pounds). Why? Because fat is hormonally active and stimulates inflammation which affects all of your joints.
The second best gift: Being careful about playing high-impact sports. People who have knee injuries have five times greater chance of developing knee arthritis sometime in their lives than those who don't. High-intensity or high-impact sports - like high-intensity aerobics, aggressive skiing, basketball - increase the risk and damage associated with osteoarthritis.
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Are women at a higher risk than men for certain sports injuries?
Jennifer Baima, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, answered on behalf of Brigham and Women's HospitalYes. We all know about how women get osteoporosis from not getting enough exercise or calcium with vitamin d. Other factors that place women at higher risk are relatively loose ligaments as compared to men, wider hips when corrected for knee position, and weak quadriceps and hamstrings. Many people don’t know that the medial quadriceps muscle is at a mechanical disadvantage due to its position in women. Often strengthening this muscle decreases pain in the front of the knee.
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