Knee pain: Tips for therapists

Knee pain, Muscle information

When knee pain is of muscular origin, the quadriceps, hamstrings, popliteus and gastroc muscles are the most common causes. If treatment of those muscles doesn’t relieve pain, therapists might think about these tips for solving the pain puzzle: Pes anserinus, short adductors, ITB/TFL, a Baker’s cyst, or chondromalacia. Remember this odd name from your therapy […]

July 1, 2009

Knee pain: Understanding the hamstring muscles

Back surgery, Knee pain, Muscle information, Piriformis syndrome, Repetitive strain, Restless leg syndrome (RLS), Sciatic pain, Scoliosis, Structural asymmetry

Knowledge is power. The better you understand the muscles of your knee the more empowered you will be to keep them out of pain. The last post discussed the quadriceps in the front of the thigh. The “hamstrings” are in the back of the thigh. Guys refer to them affectionately as “hammies” at the gym. […]

June 28, 2009

Knee pain climbing stairs: A Neuromuscular Therapy point of view

Acute pain, Chronic pain, Knee pain, Leg pain, Muscle information, Neuromuscular therapy

As a Neuromuscular Therapist, how do I think about knee pain? First, I think about which Trigger Points refer to the patient’s pain location.  Second, with any joint pain, when medically treatable conditions have been attended to, I treat all of the muscles that cross the knee to release pressure on the joint.  Third, I […]

April 22, 2009