An Athletes Guide To Chronic Knee Pain
The most common knee injury is patellar tendinitis. This condition is a result of overuse during jumping activities such as basketball, volleyball, and tennis. In fact, name an NBA star from Julius Dr. J Erving to Patrick Ewing to Michael Jordan and patellar tendinitis is all too familiar. To illustrate Deidre had a patient in physical therapy who, a year before she came to her, had an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. On discharge from her outpatient clinic, she returned to running three miles, three days per week. About a month afterward, she felt knee pain while running. Not long after that, she experienced swelling just below her kneecap. On evaluation, she was found to have reduced quadriceps strength. She also lacked full range of motion in her knee, meaning she did not have enough strength to straighten (extend) the leg fully (this is to say that instead of having full extension at 0 , she had less than full extension at 2 ). By being zealous and doing too much too...
For example, it is well known that the quadriceps (also a two-joint muscle) help stabilize the pelvis and control the eccentric loading that occurs in the knee in, say, squatting. The quads also play a role in straightening the lower leg, of course, but that task is and should be the chief domain of the hamstrings and glutes through hip extension. Now if an athlete's hamstrings are too tight or aren't of sufficient length to allow full extension of the lower leg (knee) when the hip is loaded in a flexed position (i.e., rowing, deadlifting, running), then the quads have to overcome the passive insufficiency of the hamstrings and also bear their load to boot. Not only does this typically predispose the athlete to possible knee pain and future pathology, but it is the equivalent of driving your quadriceps around with a gigantic hamstring brake on.
AC What does a typical rehab clients training day consist of For knee pain Low back pain (generic I know but it will still be interesting) If we're talking about general concepts of non-surgical diagnoses of knee pain once you get any acute symptoms under control, reestablish range of motion a quickly as you can. Deficits in range, like a lack of knee extension, just create more wear on the joint. As far as strength training goes for knee pain, the days of the knee extension for knee pain are pretty much gone. One thing that bugs the hell out of me are fitness writers who bitch about how physical therapists are emphasizing open chain knee extension to rehab knees. These writers obviously haven't been in a PT clinic in the last 10 years. I don't know any PT's that emphasize open chain knee extension in their programs. In the early stages, we may use some muscle activation exercises that don't include weight bearing because of the acute joint status, but once that's over, the foot is on...
Want quads like Lance Armstrong's Do leg extensions. (Of course, it would help if you rode a bicycle 500 miles a week.) Okay, perhaps you won't build the legs of a Tour de France champion, but done diligently, leg extensions are among the best ways to build powerful upper thighs. Be very careful not to do more weight than you can handle for 10 solid repetitions. If you overextend yourself on this machine, you could end up with patellar tendinitis (an inflammation of the tendon just below the knee caused by overuse).
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