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Runner's Knee | Trigger Points | Quadriceps

Posted by Judith Winer on

    Runner's Knee Considerations - Stuart Hinds    Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee) is often associated with trigger points in the quadriceps muscles Pain in the patella (kneecap), especially after sitting for a long time or running downhill, may result from incorrect movement of the patella over the femur or tight tendons. The articular cartilage under the patella may become inflamed as well, leading to another condition called chondromalacia patellae which is found more commonly in women. The angle formed between the two lines of pull of the quadriceps muscle and the patellar (tendon) ligament is known as the...

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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Great Stretches for the Quads

Posted by Judith Winer on

        Trigger points in the quadricep muscles are commonly the cause of hip, thigh and knee pain  The quadriceps is a large group of muscles, the most massive of the leg, located in the anterior (front) of the thigh. They originate from above the hip joint and extend to below the knee. The primary action of the quadriceps is to extend the knee joint, but in conjunction with a number of other muscles in the front of the hip, they are also associated with hip flexion. Rectus femoris is part of the quadriceps femoris, which also includes the...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Quadriceps

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

    Dry Needling can be very effective for treating trigger points in the Quadriceps    The regulations concerning dry needling - required qualifications and licensing - differ enormously depending between countries, states and districts. Dry Needling should never be performed by anyone who isn't suitably trained and authorised to do so.   Shortness of the quadriceps can ultimately influence head and neck positioning, cause knee pain, and affect foot and ankle movement The quadriceps muscles have a significant impact on pelvic rotation (anterior), kneecap tracking, and knee positioning. Shortness of the quadriceps can ultimately influence head and neck positioning,...

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Stretching for Relief and Rehabilitation - Quadriceps

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

   Standing stretch for the Quads - Stuart Hinds     Left untreated, quadriceps trigger points can result in more serious injury The quadriceps muscles have a significant impact on pelvic rotation (anterior), kneecap tracking, and knee positioning. Shortness of the quadriceps can ultimately influence head and neck positioning, cause knee pain, and affect foot and ankle movement. Trigger points make their host muscles shorter and less efficient. Left untreated, these trigger points can result in more serious injury.   Quadriceps - Common Trigger Point Sites     Stretching Stretching can help dissipate trigger points and may prevent latent trigger points...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Quadriceps Tendinitis

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