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Category Archives: Knee Pain

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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18 May, 2020

Osteoarthritis in the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the knee results from the breakdown of the cartilage (a protective tissue) that covers the end of the bones in the knee joint (femur and tibia). This breakdown of cartilage results in bone on bone (femur and tibia) contact which is the primary reason for pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. Age,

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11 May, 2020

What is PFPS…

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a condition in which the tendons surrounding the knee becomes inflamed. It can also be associated with damage of the cartilage behind the knee cap (patella). PFPS is very common in many people of all age ranges and activity levels. The most common symptom is knee pain that is described

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7 May, 2020

The Beginnings of Knee Arthritis

What does “wear and tear” mean? When we mention “wear and tear” it typically references normal stress we put on joints such as our knees from just living a relatively normal life. The average person exercises 2-3 times per week with moderate aerobic and resistance exercise. They also likely sit or stand more than 5-6

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30 Apr, 2020

Knee Weakness Common in All Age Groups

Weakness in the knee is a common problem for every age group and one we treat often at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center.  Symptoms Our patients typically report: Pain in the front of the knee Pain with prolonged standing Pain with walking or running  Pain when they are getting out of the car or rotating/twisting the

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15 Apr, 2020

Knee Issues: Treatment

Knee pain is a issue in people of all ages. It can start as a result of a minor injury or after exercise. Often with overuse or exercise induced pain it will generally resolve in a few days however with sports specific or fall type injuries it may not get better and require an immediate

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