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Quadriceps Tendonitis Complete Guide

Quadriceps Tendonitis Complete Guide
Alignment or overuse problems of the knee structures can lead to strain, irritation, and/or injury of the quadriceps muscle and tendon. This produces pain, weakness, and swelling of the knee joint.These problems can affect people of all ages but the majority of patients with overuse injuries of the knee (and specifically quadriceps tendonitis) are involved in sports such as soccer, volleyball, running activities, or other repetitive jumping activities.
Posted on 2019-02-18

ACL Hamstring Graft Surgery Guide

ACL Hamstring Graft Surgery Guide
When the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee is torn or injured, surgery may be needed to replace it. There are many different ways to do this operation. One is to take a piece of the hamstring tendon from behind the knee and use it in place of the torn ligament. When arranged into three or four strips, the hamstring graft has nearly the same strength as other available grafts used to reconstruct the ACL.
Posted on 2019-02-05

ACL Patellar Tendon Graft Surgery Guide

ACL Patellar Tendon Graft Surgery Guide
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a major stabilizer of the knee joint. This key knee ligament is commonly torn during sports activities. The standard operation to fix a torn ACL is with a patellar tendon graft. The surgeon takes out the middle section of the patellar tendon below the kneecap (patella). This new graft includes the strip of tendon, along with attached plugs of bone on each end. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as a bone-patellar-tendon-bone graft. The surgeon re...
Posted on 2019-02-03

Prepatellar Bursitis Complete Guide

Prepatellar Bursitis Complete Guide
Prepatellar bursitis is the inflammation of a small sac of fluid located in front of the kneecap. This inflammation can cause many problems in the knee.
Posted on 2019-01-28

Patellar Tendonitis Complete Guide

Patellar Tendonitis Complete Guide
Alignment or overuse problems of the knee structures can lead to strain, irritation, and/or injury. This produces pain, weakness, and swelling of the knee joint. Patellar tendonitis (also known as jumper's knee) is a common overuse condition of one of the knee tendons that is associated with running, kicking, and repetitive jumping and landing.
Posted on 2019-01-16

Knee Collateral Ligament Complete Guide

Knee Collateral Ligament Complete Guide
The collateral ligaments are commonly injured parts of the knee. An injury to these ligaments usually involves a significant force, such as a fall while skiing or a direct impact to the side of the leg. Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect the ends of bones together. There are two collateral ligaments, one on either side of the knee, that limit side to side motion of the knee. The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is found on the side of the knee closest to the other knee. The la...
Posted on 2018-12-20

Knee Cartilage Injury Complete Guide

Knee Cartilage Injury Complete Guide
Greenville SC's Knee Cartilage Injury Complete Guide in for Knee.   Welcome to 's patient resource about Articular Cartilage Problems of the Knee. Articular cartilage problems in the knee joint are common. Injured areas, called lesions, often show up as tears or pot holes in the surface of the cartilage. If a tear goes all the way through the cartilage, surgeons call it a full-thickness lesion. When this happens, surgery is usually recommended. However, these operations are...
Posted on 2018-11-18

IT Band Complete Injury Guide

IT Band Complete Injury Guide
Greenville SC's IT Band Complete Injury Guide in for Knee. Welcome to 's patient resource about Iliotibial Band Syndrome. Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome is an overuse problem that is often seen in bicyclists, runners, and long-distance walkers. It causes pain on the outside of the knee just above the joint. It rarely gets so bad that it requires surgery, but it can be very bothersome. The discomfort may keep athletes and other active people from participating in the activities they en...
Posted on 2018-11-08

Fibromyalgia Complete Injury Guide

Fibromyalgia Complete Injury Guide
Greenville SC's Fibromyalgia Complete Injury Guide in for Fibromyalgia. Welcome to 's patient resource about Fibromyalgia.  The following is an educational overview of Fibromyalgia and common treatment options. Fibro = fibrous tissues (ligaments that attach to bone and tendons that attach muscle to bone)myo = musclealgia = the Greek word for pain Fibromyalgia, though common, is a disease that's not well understood. It involves pain throughout the body, with especially tender ...
Posted on 2018-11-05

The Athlete's Knee Pain: Patellofemoral Injury Guide

The Athlete's Knee Pain: Patellofemoral Injury Guide
The Athlete's Knee Pain: Patellofemoral Injury Guide  in for the Knee.   Welcome to 's patient resource about Patellofemoral Problems. The patella, or kneecap, can be a source of knee pain when it fails to function properly. Alignment or overuse problems of the patella can lead to wear and tear of the cartilage behind the patella. This produces pain, weakness, and swelling of the knee joint. Several different problems can affect the patella and the groove it slides through ...
Posted on 2018-10-22

Knee Osteoarthritis Complete Injury Guide

Knee Osteoarthritis Complete Injury Guide
Greenville SC's Knee Osteoarthritis Complete Injury Guide in for Knee  Welcome to 's patient resource about Osteoarthritis of the Knee.   Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common problem for many people after middle age. OA is sometimes referred to as degenerative, or wear and tear, arthritis. OA commonly affects the knee joint. In fact, knee OA is the most common cause of disability in North America. In the past, people were led to believe that nothing could be done for their problem. ...
Posted on 2018-10-10

Tendonitis Complete Injury Guide

Tendonitis Complete Injury Guide
Greenville SC's Tendonitis Complete Injury Guide   Welcome to 's resource about Tendonitis. Chronic, or long-term, tendon problems are common. Tendon problems are especially common in people who play certain types of sports.  For instance, tendon problems account for almost 30 percent of all running injuries and 40 percent of all tennis injuries. We commonly use the term tendonitis, which means inflammation of the tendon, to refer to these chronic tendon problems. Health pro...
Posted on 2018-09-26

ACL Injury Complete Guide

ACL Injury Complete Guide
Greenville SC'c ACL Injury Complete Guide in for Knee. Welcome to 's patient resource about from Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is probably the most commonly injured ligament of the knee. In most cases, the ligament is injured by people participating in athletic activity. As sports have become an increasingly important part of day-to-day life over the past few decades, the number of ACL injuries has steadily increased. This injury has received ...
Posted on 2018-09-23

Arthritis Complete Injury Guide

Arthritis Complete Injury Guide
Living with arthritis in Greenville SC? Arthritis doesn't have to kill your fun and if you work with us, we won't let it. Arthritis is one condition that can be incredibly debilitating to a sufferer of this disease.  Arthritis can cause pain, inflammation, stiffness, limitation of movement, and can keep you from fully enjoying your life.However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel!This section of our site is designed with you, the Arthritis sufferer in mind.  We want to be a res...
Posted on 2018-09-16

Meniscal Injuries Complete Guide

Meniscal Injuries Complete Guide
Welcome to Purposed Physical Therapy's patient resource about Meniscal Injuries in Greenville SC. The meniscus is a commonly injured structure in the knee. The injury can occur in any age group. In younger people, the meniscus is fairly tough and rubbery, and tears usually occur as a result of a forceful twisting injury. The meniscus grows weaker with age, and meniscal tears can occur in aging adults as the result of fairly minor injuries, even from the up-and-down motion of squatting.
Posted on 2018-09-12

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