May 5, 2003 |
Arthritis sufferers are often advised to strengthen their quadriceps, the muscles at the front of the thigh, to ease knee pain and prevent arthritis from becoming worse. But for some people, such efforts may do more harm than good. As part of a Northwestern University study, more than 200 senior citizens had knee X-rays, measurements of quadricep strength, and knee alignment assessments. Eighteen months later, the procedures were repeated.
September 26, 2013 |
Pau Gasol has returned to Los Angeles after spending the summer in his native Spain. The veteran forward/center has been sidelined since May, recovering from procedures to alleviate tendinosis in both knees. Just recently he resumed basketball activities after a lengthy period just on the treadmill, in the weight room or pool. Gasol visited with Dr. Steve Yoon of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic on Thursday for a checkup. Good morning from LA! This morning I will visit Dr. Yoon and he will check how my patellar tendons are. I will update you later!
August 29, 2013 |
After procedures on both knees in May, Pau Gasol is finally progressing to running -- albeit on grass. This evening I'm going to continue getting better. Weight room workout and then running on grass. Every day one more step forward. - Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 29, 2013 Gasol underwent "FAST technique" procedures May 9 after struggling with knee pain throughout the season. He also received stem cell injections to help stimulate the regeneration of tissue in his knees.
May 31, 2013 |
Pau Gasol has shed his crutches after undergoing "FAST technique" procedures on both knees on May 9. Today it's been 3 weeks since the procedure done to knees. I'm finally off the crutches!! #lookingahead - Pau Gasol (@paugasol) May 30, 2013 The procedure involved inserting a probe into Gasol's knees while using directed ultrasound waves to remove degenerated tissue in his patellar tendons. The Lakers forward/center struggled with knee pain throughout the season.
October 15, 2007 |
Americans with osteoarthritis of the knee may need to wait a little longer for proof that three common approaches actually work. In a review of 42 randomized controlled trials on hyaluronic acid injections, 21 studies on the supplements glucosamine and chondroitin and 23 articles on arthroscopy, researchers at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assn.
December 4, 2012 |
HOUSTON - With the tendinitis in his knees that has bothered him since the preseason showing no signs of abating, Pau Gasol has decided to sit out for an undisclosed number of games. It doesn't sound as though it will be a short sabbatical for the Lakers power forward. “The day [to] day [terminology] is pretty funny, but we'll see,” Gasol said before the Lakers played the Houston Rockets on Tuesday at Toyota Center. “I'm not guessing that it's going to be two days and the knees are going to feel wonderful all of a sudden.