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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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13 Jan, 2021

Tightness in Hamstrings

We’ve all been there, we spend a long time sitting and when we go to stand up and walk we feel a pull in the back of our thigh and feel like we can’t stand completely upright. Those tight muscles we feel stiffening up are our hamstrings. These are the muscles that we commonly feel

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23 Jul, 2020

Creaky and Stiff Joints Got You Down?

As we get older or the more active or reversely inactive we may be we all start to notice; creaky joints, joint pain, and stiffness at some point in our lives. These symptoms affect all joints however most particularly the knees because of their weight bearing function. Maybe you have become more inactive recently just

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12 Jun, 2020

Recovering from a Hamstring Strain

The hamstrings are often neglected by many. Hamstring injuries are commonly seen in the PT clinic. The most common injury that we see in the hamstrings is hamstring strains. The hamstrings are a large group of muscles that sits on the back of your thigh. They help extend your hip and bend your knee. They

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3 Jun, 2020

Here’s What to Do If Surgery Is Coming Up!

Pre-op physical therapy can help prepare you for what is going to happen.  It will help you establish your goals before and after surgery as well as determine what your expectations are. What to expect? Examination to set a plan of care and determine a baseline Set goals for before and after surgery Plan and

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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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2 Jun, 2020

The Why and Where of Arthritis

Pain due to arthritis is often chronic, and can cause very dull, achy and stiff feeling joints. Often times, the stiffness and achiness is worse after staying in one position for a prolonged period of time. For example: Sitting Sleeping Standing Why does arthritis happen and where? Arthritis commonly happens due to normal joint changes

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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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15 Apr, 2020

Knee Issues: Treatment

Knee issues are a problem 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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