Category: Hip and Knee Pain

What is Your Sartorius Muscle?

September 25th, 2020

Did you know that the sartorius is the longest muscle in the body? The sartorius muscle acts synergistically in conjunction with the other muscles of the hip, thigh, and knee. Together with the quadriceps femoris, the sartorius muscle is one of the muscles in the front of the thigh. The sartorius muscle flexes, abducts and

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Knee Arthritis

The Beginning of Knee Arthritis

September 3rd, 2020

Arthritis of the knee joint is one of the most common causes of knee pain. Osteoarthritis is defined as progressive wearing away of the cartilage in the joint. The cartilage is there to serve as a cushion between the bones in the knee joint. When the cartilage degenerates, the bone may get inflamed and activities

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What is the Deal With Bursitis?

February 10th, 2020

Overview Bursae are small fluid filled sacs that decrease friction and provide a cushion between a bone and other moving parts such as muscles, tendons, or skin. These fluid filled sacs are located all over the body including shoulders, hips, knees, heels, and elbows. Bursitis is defined as the inflammation of the bursae. Causes of

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Why Won’t My Tendonitis Get Better?

January 13th, 2020

Tendons are tough, flexible bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. Tendons are a rope like cord that anchors your muscles to your bone. Tendonitis is irritation or inflammation of a tendon. Tendonitis can occur in any of your tendons but most commonly affects shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels. This is typically caused

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3 Exercises to Improve Posture for Less Back Pain

December 26th, 2019

Most people will get back pain at some point in their lives. It may come from a sports related injury or accident. However, often times upper and lower back pain develops during daily life. Repetitive activities such as sitting at a computer or carrying weighted objects may create muscle tension and tightness. Over a long

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How to Recover From a ‘Pulled Muscle’

December 17th, 2019

A muscle strain or “pulled muscle” is damage to a muscle or its attaching tendons. If you perform a movement that requires more force than the muscle can absorb, the muscle fibers or tendons attached to the muscle can tear. This tearing of muscle fibers can damage blood vessels causing bleeding or bruising which can

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What is Causing that Clicking Sound in Your Knee?

December 13th, 2019

A common question that physical therapists hear a lot is, “should I be concerned if my knees are clicking and popping when I move it?”. Clicking knees often leads to anxiety which can limit your ability to enjoy certain physical activities. Noise in the knee joint can come from several different reasons. Natural Noises of

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Find Natural Relief For Your Arthritis Pain

December 3rd, 2019

Are you waking up with knee or hip stiffness in the morning? Do you have to think twice before you pick things up because of pain? These are the most common complaints of people with knee or hip Osteoarthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis is the leading cause of disability among adults in the

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