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Sep 20 2010 by threebaddogs
i have a high grade thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon involving greater than 90% of the tendon thickness. whats the treatment?
Oct 24 2009 by BR
my daughter has pain in the right knee? is it curable? Is it infective or will you call it a symptom of infective rheumatic disease which later affects valve of the heart?
May 09 2009 by lisaB
At last, my right knee begins to feel like normal after I used yur specific method of vector/weight bearing with gentle squats which I read about this morning and had to write as it was surprisingly instantly successful, apparently putting the joint on track. In March I fell on a fast backwards figure skating move which impacted the right knee enough that I stopped, iced it and quit for a day.  SInce the hurt was not inside , between the weight bearing bones, but seemed mostly to be a swelling on the front below the kneecap, though the impact had been on the right side of the knee, I was fully able to skate, but not bend my knee fully inwards without pain.  So I have been skating alot, with no pain  during the skating, butsome off ice.  Leg lifts from a chair helped, then with a weight on the ankle, massaging on the left side of the kneecap where it was swollen a bit helped alot until that went away.  Stretches of all sorts helped continued with the leg lifts etc, and a skaters exercise of squatting against the wall pressing a pillow between the knees, but there still was a feeling of thickness in the joint which still did not allow me to bend inwards as fully, without pain in there.  Generally skaters use the outer quads alot, and not so much inner, so I had gathered it was good for me to do some exercise to keep the patella in the middle position, as it was a big surprise that  it could be displaced.  Your exercise is great!  Actually, though I have an elastic band, I just held a doorknob with my left hand to allow my body to achieve a good 'lean' and bent on the right knee keeping the rest of my body on a fairly straight axis, ie weight straight down on the knee. Now there is maybe a little sense of pain, but the thick/obstructed feel is not there. Excellent! Thank you! 
Oct 22 2008 by Lauren M.
I was reading your article about strengthening the VMO.  I am in my mid-twenties and have had knee problems since I was eight.  Both knee caps laterally sub-luxate if I run, step down wrong, trip, youget the picture.  I have had two surgeries on my right knee but cannot afford to get the left one done right now.  I still have pain, dislocation and a clicking noise/sensation.  My doctor told me I needed to strengthen the VMO and it would all stop.  I have been going to the gym faithfully for three months but my knee seems to be more unstable, not less.  I am doing small extentions and the leg press.  Am I doing something wrong?  What else can I do?  This problem has taken over my life!  I don't want to live like this anymore.