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Tissue damage from the quadriceps to just above the knee cap occurs when prolonged strain is placed on the quadriceps tendon. Associated with sports, this type of inflammation may appear in athletic activities involving kicking, jumping, squatting or running.
This is a disease often associated with the growing pains of youth, due to increased tension or growth spurts. The bone swells and can be visible at the top of the shin. Kids who jump or run or who are physically active may be more prone to Osgood Schlatters Disease.
This is when a cartilage tissue in the knee tears. A lateral is the outer side, while a medial is the inner side and these happen often during athletics when a sudden shift in movement or direction causes a rip to take place. If brunt force is placed while a knee is firmly planted, it can cause a meniscal tear. Some people get it from weight bearing activities, such as stair climbing, kneeling, bending, squatting or other repetitive movements.
Either Lateral Collateral Ligament or Medial Collateral Ligament injuries involve the tearing of these stabilizers of the knee, usually from side-to-side movements or excessive twisting motion. The tears can be mild or severe, or small or large enough to rupture and cause terrible disability and pain.
In the sports medicine industry, ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament, and this ligament is an important part of the knee’s stability. A tear is often caused by too much pressure on the knee, either because of a specific injury or sudden twisting, hyperextension and forward motion on the tibia of the femur. Some people can hear a tearing or snapping sound when it happens and an ACL tear can be painful, swollen and severe. This impacts the stability of the knee, causing it to weaken.
Repetitive motion or prolonged kneeling on hard surfaces can bring on this condition, which is shown in the form of inflammation and tissue damage in the fluid-filled sac between the front of the knee and knee cap. This can make the knee caps swell and eventually develop a “bursa” that will be visible even through the skin.
Inflammation or damage to the tissue of the patellofemoral joint – which is between the femur and patella – occurs due to misalignment. When this happens, common activities make it worse and the patient may feel it most underneath the knee cap.
Once arthritis sets into a knee, it lessens the knee’s natural ability to bend and absorb shock, especially as the arthritis worsens and more cartilage rubs away. The joint space may narrow to a point where the bone is rubbing against bone, with no shock absorption in between. A patient may hear clicking, grinding or feel as though the knee is locked in place during certain movements.
Although associated with knee joint injury, the baker’s cyst is often a secondary condition to the changes from having a meniscal tear or osteoarthritis. It appears in the form of a lumpy, swollen and hard cyst on the back of the knee, and can become sore and painful.
Also known as ITB syndrome, this condition describes the part of the knee that crosses the knee joint on the exterior (lateral) side, and is often attributed to overuse from repeated bending and straightening motion. It can be progressive and worsen as time goes on until it becomes unbearable.
Our top notch physical therapists, athletic trainers, board certified physicians and chiropractors will help your knee heal quickly. We offer many innovative and high end devices that will improve and strengthen your knees, so that you can return to peak performance.
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