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Category Archives: Knee Pain

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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29 Oct, 2018

Standing up from a comfy couch uncomfortable?

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT Typically, you may not always realize how much you do with your knees in an average day. However, when you start to have knee pain, then you begin to realize how big of a role your knees play in your day-to-day and leisure activities. Going up and down stairs becomes a

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29 Oct, 2018

Tightness or pulling sensations on the outside of the leg?

By: Kiara Holmes, ATC Knock Knock! Who’s there? IT Band IT Band who? IT Band me from the system again and said they’re gonna keep a tight watch on me! There’s some fun physical therapy humor for you! Today we’re going to talk about the IT band. So what is the IT band?  First of all,

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10 Oct, 2018

Does sitting for a long time bother your knee joints?

By: Jason Makoutz DPT Knee pain/injures are one of the most common injuries we see at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center. Whether they are caused from a sports/weekend warrior traumatic injury or muscular weakness/imbalances. Three of the most common ailments related to the knee are arthritis, meniscus injury, and patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Common Causes of

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