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Category Archives: Knee Pain

21 Jan, 2019

Difficulty kneeling, squatting or using stairs?

The number one complaint we hear from someone experiencing any kind of knee problem is pain under or around the knee cap. As you can imagine, this kind of pain can greatly limit your functional mobility. Some people also experience stiffness in and around the knee making it difficult to move the joint. Others also

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7 Jan, 2019

Why Problems in this Joint Should Be Handled Right Away

By: Alyssa Burke, PTA Are you feeling weak in the knees, but not in a good way? There are many different factors that can cause people to experience knee pain. We often don’t think about how much we move our knee joints in a day but when we are experiencing knee pain we become more

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31 Dec, 2018

Increased activity putting increased stress on the knee joints?

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Have you increased your activity level in the past month? This can create increased stress on our joint and muscles and when we haven’t properly prepared these joints and muscles for that stress, problems can occur. When you start to have knee pain that’s when you really start to notice and

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21 Nov, 2018

Experiencing weakness, limited range of motion or pain in the knees?

Knee Arthritis is a very common condition that we treat here at Loudoun Sports Therapy. Arthritis in this joint actually impacts every age group. Even younger athletes deal with arthritis. Arthritis is the break down of the cartilage between the bones in a joint. Given how much wear and tear our knee joints undergo throughout

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21 Nov, 2018

Avoiding high impact activities because of joint discomfort

By: Devin Wurman, DPT Knee injuries are one of the most common injuries that we see in physical therapy, whether it is sports related or just degenerative changes that occur as we age.  Some of the most common injuries are sprains and strains, osteoarthritis, ligament injuries and meniscus injuries.  All of these cause pain, weakness

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14 Nov, 2018

Ever slipped or changed directions suddenly?

By: Jeremy Schain PT, DPT, CSCS    Do you ever find yourself limping through the last few aisles of the grocery store? Or maybe you pass up a golf trip with friends for fear of having to quit before the eighteenth hole?  Do your first few steps out of bed in the morning cause you to

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7 Nov, 2018

Ever Walked with a Limp or on Your Toes Because of Knee Pain?

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT, PT Knee issues can begin for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, knee pain can be attributed to a specific incident like a fall or an injury while playing sports. Knee problems can begin when you take a wrong step as you are run or walk. A knee issue could start after

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1 Nov, 2018

Need Some Convincing to Start Running? Here are 10 Reasons

Whether you are pounding the pavement for a short jog or you’re a routine racer, running is great cardiovascular training. It is a gratifying way to maintain overall fitness. Although the act of running itself may initially seem daunting if you’re not an avid runner, you will reap the physical benefits within a few weeks.

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1 Nov, 2018

Hate using stairs because of joint discomfort?

By Cierra Washington, ATC What exactly is patellofemoral pain? Patellofemoral pain is a general term used to describe pain that resides in the front of the knee and around the kneecap, also known as the patella. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, PFPS, is also known as both runners’ and jumpers’ knee due to the type of athletes

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30 Oct, 2018

Nagging, Noisy Knee Pain?

When you start to have knee pain that’s when you really start to notice and appreciate how big of a role your knees play in your day-to-day activities and the things you so for fun. Going up and down stairs becomes a dreaded part of the day. Getting on and off the floor when playing

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