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Blogs and Articles — Runner's Knee

Runner's Knee | Trigger Points | Quadriceps

Posted by Judith Winer on

  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 Q-angle. If the patella moves out of its...

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Knee Pain - Don't Forget Popliteus

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Popliteus - Trigger Point Anatomy Overview and Runner's Knee   Trigger points in the popliteus are often associated with knee pain, and too often overlooked The tendon from the origin of the popliteus lies inside the capsule of the knee joint. Many people are unaware of the trigger point that typically develops in the centre of the popliteus. In the video above, we explain the popliteus anatomy as it relates to trigger points.  Watch the video to the end for additional information about popliteus and runner's knee. About Popliteus: ORIGIN Lateral surface of lateral condyle of femur. Oblique popliteal...

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