Why Do I Have Pain Behind the Knee? Common Diagnoses and Prognoses

The knee is a highly complex joint built up of multiple bones, muscles, tendons, and other tissues. And because there are so many (literal) moving parts, it’s extremely common for people to experience different kinds of pain in and around the knee joint. Many individuals experience pain directly behind the knee, but they often receive… Continue reading Why Do I Have Pain Behind the Knee? Common Diagnoses and Prognoses

Is Running Safe After Meniscus Surgery?

If you’re a runner, you’ve likely lived firsthand the unique bond that comes with running as a sport — there’s that unparalleled appreciation for hitting the road, finding your stride, and finding escape through running. But to have that world suddenly interrupted by injury is shocking, to say the least. To make matters even more… Continue reading Is Running Safe After Meniscus Surgery?

Runner’s Knee: The What, How, and Why of Treating Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Do you run? Do you have knees? Then, arguably, you have runner’s knees. Bad jokes aside, runner’s knee is an all-too-common condition that is estimated to make up 17% of all running injuries. That qualifies it to be the #1 injury affecting runners, with IT Band Syndrome coming in second. Runner’s knee can manifest in… Continue reading Runner’s Knee: The What, How, and Why of Treating Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

The Importance of the Bike Fit: Avoiding Knee Pain

In the last two blogs, we talked about how the benefits of a “dynamic” bike fit vs. a static bike fit can help rider’s who suffer from neck/shoulder and low back pain. If you are a cyclist who is currently lowering your miles or training intensity because of KNEE pain, then this series last blog… Continue reading The Importance of the Bike Fit: Avoiding Knee Pain

Strengthening the Knee: A Biomechanical Approach

Anterior knee pain is so prevalent, almost everyone knows someone dealing with it.  Most likely it is keeping them from doing the activities they love; things like running, going to the gym, playing basketball, or lifting up their grandchild. Anterior knee pain due to abnormal forces going through the patellofemoral joint is estimated to affect… Continue reading Strengthening the Knee: A Biomechanical Approach

Lunge Exercise: 5 Vital Changes To Decrease Knee Pain

The lunge, and all of its challenging iterations, are an integral component of a solid lower extremity strengthening program.  It also is part of almost every sport in the form of deceleration, lateral agility, kicking, and tackling.   Read any article online or buy any workout program that involves the legs and you will find… Continue reading Lunge Exercise: 5 Vital Changes To Decrease Knee Pain

IT Band Syndrome: Form Over Foam

What if IT band syndrome was not caused by a “tight tissue” and what if I told you there was a better and more long term fix to your IT band pain other than the painful foam roller and endless stretching…would you be interested? One of the most common injuries to plague runners is IT… Continue reading IT Band Syndrome: Form Over Foam

Quadriceps Avoidance: A Common Gait Deviation After Knee Surgery

Gait deviations before and after knee surgery are common.  Pain at the knee can affect weight bearing tolerance and weight acceptance, knee range of motion, and quadriceps function. One of the more common gait deviations surrounding knee pain and surgery is termed “quadriceps avoidance”. This has been defined in various ways and can be safely… Continue reading Quadriceps Avoidance: A Common Gait Deviation After Knee Surgery

2 Simple Running Form Changes You Can Make NOW To Decrease Knee Pain

Running provides a great cardiovascular workout, eases stress, and improves fitness but for some may come at a cost. It is estimated that 19-79% of all runners get injured in a given year (1).  To put that in perspective, at the least 1 in 5 runners you know will sustain an injury this year.  Surprisingly,… Continue reading 2 Simple Running Form Changes You Can Make NOW To Decrease Knee Pain

Treating Runner’s Knee: Don’t Forget the Gluteus Muscles

NHL Bruins hockey is back!  It is always a great week when hockey is back in action and the fall season is in full force.  Autumn is my favorite season and it is a great time to be out running and training.  The cool weather is more kind to the body and the colors and… Continue reading Treating Runner’s Knee: Don’t Forget the Gluteus Muscles

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