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Trigger Point Therapy - Quadriceps Tendinitis

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  Trigger Points - Stretching the Quadricep Muscles     Inflammation of the quadriceps tendon can be a result of repetitive stress to the quadriceps or excessive stress before the muscle is conditioned Minor tears may occur in the tendon when it is stretched while subjected to loading. Pain just above the patella (kneecap), especially when extending (straightening) the knee, usually accompanies this injury. Cause of injury Repetitive stress to the tendon, e.g. running or jumping. Repetitive acceleration and deceleration, e.g. hurdling or football. Untreated injury to the quadriceps.     Signs and symptoms Pain just above the patella. Jumping,...

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Runner's Knee - Vastus Medialis Triggers

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Knee Pain - Vastus Medialis Trigger Points     Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee) is often associated with trigger points in the quadriceps muscles Pain in the patella (kneecap), especially after sitting for a long time or running downhill, may result from incorrect movement of the patella over the femur or tight tendons. The articular cartilage under the patella may become inflamed as well, leading to another condition called chondromalacia patellae which is found more commonly in women. The angle formed between the two lines of pull of the quadriceps muscle and the patellar (tendon) ligament is known as the...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Quadriceps

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  Dry Needling can be very effective for treating trigger points in the Quadriceps    The regulations concerning dry needling - required qualifications and licensing - differ enormously depending between countries, states and districts. Dry Needling should never be performed by anyone who isn't suitably trained and authorized.   Shortness of the quadriceps can ultimately influence head and neck positioning, cause knee pain, and affect foot and ankle movement The quadriceps muscles have a significant impact on pelvic rotation (anterior), kneecap tracking, and knee positioning. Shortness of the quadriceps can ultimately influence head and neck positioning, cause knee pain, and...

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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Awesome Stretches for the Quads

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Stretching the Quads following ICT treatment for trigger points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner    Trigger points in the quadricep muscles are commonly the cause of hip, thigh and knee pain  The quadriceps is a large group of muscles, the most massive of the leg, located in the anterior (front) of the thigh. They originate from above the hip joint and extend to below the knee. The primary action of the quadriceps is to extend the knee joint, but in conjunction with a number of other muscles in the front of the hip, they are also associated with hip flexion.    ...

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Stretching for Relief and Rehabilitation - Quadriceps

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Quadriceps - Common Trigger Point Sites   Left untreated, quadriceps trigger points can result in more serious injury The quadriceps muscles have a significant impact on pelvic rotation (anterior), kneecap tracking, and knee positioning. Shortness of the quadriceps can ultimately influence head and neck positioning, cause knee pain, and affect foot and ankle movement. Trigger points make their host muscles shorter and less efficient. Left untreated, these trigger points can result in more serious injury. Stretching Stretching can help dissipate trigger points and may prevent latent trigger points from becoming active. If you're not used to stretching or haven't exercised in...

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