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Avoid Knee Pain – Patella Tracking Exercise Tips by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Mon 28 Nov 2011 7:47pm I posted a video on the Centerworks YouTube channel: Knee Exercises to Strengthen Muscles Around the Patella to Avoid Knee Pain , and it’s been one of the highest viewed videos on my channel.  Thanks to everyone that’s tuned in for this knee exercise tip!  Today, I received a question from a viewer, but was unable to get my reply to send, so I ... Read on »
Patella Exercise to Avoid Locked Knees and Reduce Knee Pain by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 Jan 2010 11:43am If you’re one of those folks who has a tendency to lock your knees, and may occasionally be bothered with knee pain…  Here’s a video with a quick and easy exercise you can practice just about anywhere to help strengthen the muscles around the knee joint, become more aware of the difference between a locked and unlocked knee, and learn how to st ... Read on »
What's That Sound? Oh. It's Your Hip? by Doug K. Patient Expert Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 7:19am Over the years, I've spoken with a lot of people who were concerned about noises they heard coming from some part of their body when they moved a certain way: a neck that grinds, a knee that pops, or a hip that snaps. The natural assumption is that your body shouldn't be making these odd noises kind of like how your car shouldn't rattle when pull ... Read on »
Run Well! PatelloFemoral Pain Syndrome by Amy H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 12 Aug 2009 10:08pm We are excited to kick off a new series in partnership with Sports Injury Clinic.    This site has been a well used site by me over the last year as I have worked through various injuries.  It provides the right amount of detail about the injury and tips on treatment as well.   And while we hope you don' t ... Read on »
Why Do I Hurt Under My Kneecap? by Doug K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 May 2009 10:12pm For such a small bone, the patella (kneecap) seems to cause a lot of problems. Pain under the patella (or around it) carries many names: patellofemoral pain syndrome, retropatellar pain syndrome, runner's knee, jumper's  knee, chondromalacia patella among others. And it also carries frustration for both clinicians and patients. For decades, ... Read on »
The Influence of the Hip and Foot on Patellofemoral Pain by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Jun 2009 4:59pm The influence of the kinetic chain on the patellofemoral can not be underestimated.  Because the knee is located mid-way through a weightbearing extremity, it is vulnerable to excessive force from biomechanical faults located both proximally and distally to the knee itself. While forces from the foot and ankle have been associated with patell ... Read on »
Number One Myth of Knee Rehab: Update by Doug K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 May 2009 3:51pm Sometimes conversations go well. Sometimes they go down the toilet faster than the 2008 stock market. A couple of years ago, a new surgeon had joined the practice of an orthopedist whom I had known all of my career. He wanted me to meet his new partner. So, we had lunch. Our discussion turned technical when my longtime orthopedic friend ask ... Read on »
Fixing the Flaws: Weak Vastus Medialis Oblique (VMO) by Eric C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:30pm The VMO is important not only in contributing to knee extension (specifically, terminal knee extension), but also enhancing stability via its role in preventing excessive lateral tracking of the patella. The vast majority of patellar tracking problems are related to tight iliotibial bands and lateral retinaculum and a weak VMO. While ... Read on »
Patellofemoral pain - a differen ... by Brett Jones Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:01am Patellofemoral pain - a different perspective... The January 2007 issue of BioMechanics magazine (go to - go to archives and search patellofemoral) had an article titled - "Patellofemoral pain research refocuses on the hip" by Jordana Bieze Foster and it has some great information on the concepts on tracking of the patella an ... Read on »
Knee Pain Go Away. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) by Dr. Marybeth Crane Facebook Posted Mon 03 Oct 2011 9:31am Stop trying to convince yourself knee pain is a normal part of running. That aching pain just means I am working hard, right? Everyone’s knees hurt after sitting for long periods of time, I think? Knee pain when running hills or squatting is normal? That deep ache you feel deep inside of your knee could be caused by a condition called pa ... Read on »