July 20, 2012 |
Defending Olympic champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the London Games on Thursday, leaving the tennis competition without one of its leading stars and robbing Spain's team of its flag bearer for the opening ceremony. Nadal won the French Open for a record seventh time this year but has struggled with left knee problems at times during the season. Shortly after winning his 11th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, he lost to 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol in the second round at Wimbledon. Nadal has not played since.
November 17, 2012 |
An MRI exam conducted Tuesday on Andrew Bynum's knees revealed even more problems for the 76ers center, Bynum said. The results showed new developments: cartilage swelling in both knees and a bone bruise in his left knee, he said. Bynum previously had been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee. On Tuesday, Bynum visited David W. Altchek, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Before Friday's game with Utah, Bynum said he had experienced a setback in his rehab, which the Sixers hope will make him available to play by the middle of January.
November 1, 2007 |
Derian Hatcher's season is about to be interrupted. The Flyers defenseman is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee today and will miss two to four weeks. Hatcher has a fluid buildup and possible damage to his cartilage. "Hopefully, it's just as simple as it sounds," he said. "I think it is. It was feeling pretty good. I think I injured it in the weight room after a game this season. " Hatcher said he experienced a weird feeling in his knee after doing leg presses.
August 27, 2009 |
Some people outside the locker room of the West Chester University football team may not have heard of Joe Wright. They probably don't know that he's one of the best quarterbacks in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Perhaps, if they're casual college football fans, folks are not aware of his multiple knee injuries and subsequent surgeries - and his drive to overcome them. Wright is an NCAA Division II football player, which could account for the lack of recognition in a state in which Division I power Penn State reigns supreme.
October 25, 1994 |
Kristen Sells sat in the stands and iced down her left knee. The Ridley senior has devoted a lot of time to her knees the last two years, so the scene after yesterday's battle with Upper Darby for the Central League volleyball title was not unusual. But for once Sells could look at her knee problems and smile. The Green Raiders had beaten the Royals, 16-14, 13-15, 15-1, and all of Sells' hard work to come back from tears of the anterior cruciate ligament in both knees was worthwhile.
December 11, 2009
MY CONCERN is with SEPTA. Why won't the buses come to the curb? They are stopping in the middle of the street. They won't let the step down for the elderly. I'm starting to have knee problems. I ask the driver to let down the step, and they reply, what for, you can climb the step. That's not all, but some of them, especially the women drivers, are the worst. I think they need anger-management classes to deal with the public. Lila Beckett, Philadelphia
January 16, 2013
Q: I'm only 25, but since I started running outdoors I have been experiencing knee pain. I currently need to lose about 30 pounds. Should I continue running? Will the pain eventually go away? - Lauren Smith A: First, you should get to your doctor to be sure you do not have any underlying orthopedic problems. If you don't, it's likely that running is just too much stress on your body. (Even the most svelte runners tend to develop knee problems eventually.) A walking program can be just as effective without causing any strain on your legs.
January 10, 2013
Q: What's the best piece of cardiovascular gym equipment: the bike, elliptical or treadmill? - Roland Masters A: All three are excellent. Your choice depends on personal preferences and whether you have any conditions that might contraindicate use. For example, if you have knee problems, you may want an upright bike. It's nonweight- bearing, low-impact and uses full range of motion; this improves knee strength and stability. If lower back issues are a concern, try a recumbent bike, because biking in a reclined position takes stress off the lower back.
January 16, 2013
DO IT RIGHT The seated head-to-knee stretches the back and hamstring muscles. This exercise is contraindicated for those with back or knee problems. Sit on the floor with your right leg extended in front of you, toes up, knee facing the ceiling. Bend the left leg and rest left foot on the right inner thigh. As you inhale, life the arms up, then pivot slightly to reach out over the extended leg as you exhale, flattening the back and drawing the chest down. Try to reach your foot, but don't force it. If you have tight hamstrings, keep a slight bend in the right knee.
May 6, 1998 |
Sixers center Theo Ratliff, who said late this season that his health - and not his pending free-agent status - was his number-one priority, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his inflamed right knee today in Alabama, the team announced yesterday. James Andrews will perform the operation at the Alabama Sports Medicine Center in Birmingham. Andrews, the founder of the center, is the doctor who performed ankle surgery on Sixers point guard Doug Overton in February. "Forget the contracts and all the stuff . . . I just want my knee to feel better," Ratliff said April 11, a week before the Sixers' season ended.