Mystery Knee Pain Not In “Head”, But In “Rear End”

Written by admin on March 18, 2013 – 2:59 pm -

“Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common presentations to sports medicine practitioners. In a large study of 2519 presentations to a sports medicine clinic, 5.4% were diagnosed with PFPS, accounting for 25% of all knee injury presentations.”

“There is growing evidence to support the association of gluteal muscle strength deficits in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and the effectiveness of gluteal strengthening when treating PFPS. ”

For more information on this topic, please view the below attachment from British Journal of Sports Medicine by Christian J Barton, Simon Lack, Peter Malliaras, and Dylan Morrissey.

Gluteal Muscle Activity and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome


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“The Right Shoes Can Ease Knee Pain”

Written by admin on January 3, 2013 – 8:45 am -

“Boots, sandals, pumps, sneakers, loafers … When it comes to shoes, the options are dizzying. What you wear on your feet can affect your knees, so it pays to know which footwear may lessen pain and protect your knee joints. These tips can help you choose the right shoes.”

To read the entire article, please click here.

Medical Reviewer: Williams, Robert, MD
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