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Blog Category – Knee Pain

Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery – Simple Tip for Full Knee Extension

Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery – Simple Tip for Full Knee Extension

If you’ve recently had Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery, achieving full knee extension can be very challenging and often painful!

In this video, I’ll share a simple tip with you that will help you achieve full knee extension without any added pain or discomfort.

This tip is particularly useful if you’re at least 3-4 weeks post-surgery, although you can start implementing immediately after surgery as well.

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Knee Pain Treatment at Home

Knee Pain Treatment at Home

In this video, I’m going to explain how to treat knee pain at home, with a focus on the most common cause of knee pain, which is patello-femoral joint pain (PFJ pain).

Successful treatment of knee pain can be broken down into 3 phases.

In phase 1, you want to focus on reducing your knee pain. This can include several treatment options, including the following:

– Massage techniques to the knee and IT Band
– Patellar mobilizations towards midline (patella = kneecap)
– Taping techniques

In phase 2, you can start to shift your focus to strengthening your knee/quadriceps and hip/core muscles.

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The Most Common Cause of KNEE PAIN

The Most Common Cause of KNEE PAIN

Patello-femoral joint pain is the most common cause of pain that we help our clients with in the physical therapy clinic.

In this video, I’ll explain what PFJ pain is, and I’ll explain the variety of factors that can contribute to this type of knee pain.

This includes the following factors:

– Quad muscle weakness
– Hip & core muscle weakness
– IT Band pain and tightness
– Foot/ankle pronation (flat feet)
– Underlying arthritis

Understanding the cause of your knee pain is the first step in eliminating your pain and returning to your full activity!

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“Will Losing Weight Fix my Knee Pain?”

“Will Losing Weight Fix my Knee Pain?”

If you’ve been struggling with knee pain and you weigh more than you’d like to, you’ve probably wondered if losing weight will help ease your knee pain…

It makes sense on the surface: if you weight less, there’s less force going through your knees, which should equal less knee pain…

Especially when you consider how much force goes through your knees every day with all the repetitive motions we do.

But believe it or not, most people who lose weight don’t experience decreased knee pain…that is, unless they make some key changes to their diet.

What are these key changes that help people reduce their knee pain?

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How to Prevent Knee Pain When Working from Home

How to Prevent Knee Pain When Working from Home

With more and more people working from home, taking care of your health is as important as ever. On average, 1 in 4 adults struggle with knee pain, and with remote work becoming more popular that number is trending up.

So how is working from home causing more knee pain? A huge contributing factor is inactivity. Did you know that inactivity is actually hard on your knees? It can lead to weakened knees, increased risk of arthritis, and increased the risk for osteoporosis.

Luckily there are some simple, easy things you can implement to stay active, even while working from home (or from your work desk!) No matter where you spend your 8-5, you can start on these quick tips to make sure you prevent knee pain in the future.
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, here are some tips you can follow:

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