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Knee injuries

Proximal tib-fib joint: an uncommon site for lateral knee...

in Diagnose & Treat, Knee injuries

Chris Mallac examins at the role of the proximal tibiofibular joint in the etiology of lateral knee pain. Pain about the lateral aspect of the knee is usually attributed to conditions such as iliotibial band compression/friction syndrome, lateral meniscus lesions and patellofemoral pain, and the supporting patella lateral retinaculum. In the absence of these conditions, other... MORE

Running and knee arthritis

in Email Newsletters, Knee injuries

Like the misconception, that bad posture causes back pain, the myth that running causes knee arthritis persists. Researchers at the University of British Columbia compared the beliefs concerning running and knee osteoarthritis (OA), of runners, non-runners, and healthcare practitioners (HCP)(1). A total of 831 surveys revealed that 13% of the non-HCP population surveyed believed running... MORE

Stuck in the middle: patellar tracking and pain

in Email Newsletters, Knee injuries

Common in runners and cyclists, patellofemoral pain (PFP) results from improper tracking of the patella along the trochlear groove of the femur (see figure 1). Many implicate vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) weakness as the cause of the patella sliding astray as the knee flexes and extends. As Chris Mallac explains, however, researchers lack a full... MORE

Patellofemoral pain: soleus to the rescue?

in Joint injuries, Knee injuries, Leg injuries

Pat Gilham considers the issue of patellofemoral pain in runners. Can improving soleus capability of play more of a role in treatment? It is well understood that patellofemoral pain (PFP) has a high incidence rate among runners(1). There are many intrinsic factors which are believed to influence PFP in runners, including abnormal anatomical alignment and foot... MORE


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