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Back of your knee pain? Could be your popliteus muscle

(picture courtesy of Essential Anatomy app) Let's talk knee pain. Pain behind your knee, especially after multidirectional activities, could be irritation of a small, but very important muscle called the popliteus. Remember, the knee is just not a simple "hinge joint" but rather has a small but critical amount of tibial internal and external rotation.

By |December 18th, 2016|Knee pain, Youth Sports|

Arm pain and numbness: could be your “minor”

If you are having any numbness or tingling of your arm, the pectoralis minor (named minor because there is also a pectoralis major) is always guilty unless proven otherwise.   Look at how the pectoralis muscle lies directly over the neurovascular bundle (the nerve, vein, and artery) and you can imagine how tightness of this

By |September 13th, 2016|Blog, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

How PT can help with runners who have knee pain

I received a question recently from a runner who was having knee pain: "Hey Ed, I'm a long distance runner and I'm having some knee pain but I don't want to stop running. What types of things do PT's look at during an evaluation? Thanks, Signed "must keep running" Hi "must keep running", I applaud

By |April 25th, 2016|Knee pain, running|

When Fascia gets too tight: Compartment Syndrome

 Case Study: Acute Compartment Syndrome 22 year old male basketball player accidentally takes a knee in the thigh during a game, a fairly common injury in basketball. He stops playing and ice's his knee. The next day, his leg is noticeably swollen and becoming painful. He has a desk job and during the next day,

By |March 14th, 2016|Blog|
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