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Category Archives: Knee Pain

13 Jan, 2021

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain (PFP) is considered a diagnosis of exclusion for anterior knee pain (pain in the front of your knee or around your kneecap).  Structurally, there is no specific tissue that is seriously damaged.  Despite its seemingly vague description, this diagnosis is commonly the answer given.  Let’s dive into what it means! What is the

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16 Dec, 2020

What is the IT Band?

The IT Band is a part of body that is somewhat of a mystery to many. You’ve probably heard of the it but are you confident about where it is or what it does? We’ll answer these questions today. The IT band is the abbreviation for the iliotibial band. This band is an extension of

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24 Aug, 2020

Knees Hurting When You Get Up Off the Floor?

Getting onto and off the floor forces us to put our knees in a bent position and put significant force through the joint. It also requires good leg and hip strength to be able to push yourself up into a standing position again from the floor. There are a few common knee problems that can

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17 Aug, 2020

Is a Joint Replacement my Only Option?

Total joint replacements are not uncommon in today’s medical field. While there are many paths to a joint replacement, the most common is with aging. Frequently these replacements occur when the joint has degenerated and arthritis has progressed to cause a person pain and difficulty with daily activities. In other words, normal aging! These replacements

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29 Jul, 2020

3 Common Knee Problems We See

If  you are concerned that you might have or have been recently diagnosed with one of these issues, consider a visit to Physical Therapy! We can make sure that you are appropriate for therapy and walk you through the process of improving your wellness and decreasing pain. Patellar pain: This refers to pain behind or

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12 Jun, 2020

Hiking and Knee Pain

I found myself out hiking this past weekend to get out of the house and enjoy the weather which is something I love to do! I’m always amazed how taxing it is on my body, especially my knees as I woke up the next day and hobbled out of bed and down the stairs! Hiking

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3 Jun, 2020

Knee Ligament Injuries: Sprains & Tears

“Oh man, I think I just felt something pop in my knee!” This is a common statement made by those who have just experienced a ligamentous injury in their knee. The knee joint is made up of: Three bones Tibia Patella Femur Menisci Ligaments.  Ligaments in Our Knees: There are four main ligaments that provide

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3 Jun, 2020

IT Band Syndrome AKA “Runners Knee”

I’m sure most of you have heard the terms runner’s knee or IT Band at some point in time… Now understanding what it means may be another thing. But don’t worry I’m gonna tell you all you need to know. ITB syndrome is very common and you may be suffering without knowing.  ITB refers to

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28 May, 2020

That “Locking” of Our Knee

Before we get into information about meniscus tears, we must first learn about what a meniscus is, as well as its purpose inside of the knee joint. The meniscus consists of two rubber-like pieces of cartilage that provides cushioning between the thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia).  What exactly causes Meniscus Tears? Meniscus

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28 May, 2020

Persistent Knee Discomfort and the Road to Relief

Don’t let persistent KNEE PAIN hold you back… Knee pain is something that everyone will experience at some point in their lifetime. Having knee pain can be the result of many factors and affects all ages. We as physical therapy clinicians work with patients to educate them about their problem in addition to how it

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