INJURIES & CONDITIONS – KNEE & ITB
NOTE: If you are injured you must see a Rehabilitation Professional. Nothing on this website is a substitute for that.
- Lower Body Anatomy .
- Also see → Strength & Muscle Building & Recovery .
- 6 VIDEOS – Knee Rehab Workshops . Keeley Physio
- 6 VIDEOS – TKE – Isometrics for the Quadriceps . Harden Chiro, Keeley Physio, Sports Injury Clinic
- 1 Video – Leg Press and Knee Rehab . Keeley Physio
- For Animated Surgical Videos see → FOWLER-KENNEDY ORTHOPAEDIC & REHABILITATION CLINIC . Scroll down the page
- AAOS – Orthoinfo – Cruciate Ligaments – ACL + Video .
- AAOS – Orthoinfo – Collateral Ligaments – MCL & LCL .
- AAOS – Orthoinfo – Meniscus Tears + Video .
- AAOS – Orthoinfo – Cruciate Ligaments – PCL .
ITBS – ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome – IBS . Physiopedia
– The ITB is a thickening of the Deep Fascia (Fascia Latae) of the Thigh; the TFL inserts into this fibrous band tensing it
– Usually presents with pain and/or tenderness on palpation of the lateral aspect of the knee, superior to the joint line and inferior to the lateral femoral epicondyle
– It is considered a non-traumatic overuse injury, often seen in runners, and is often concomitant with underlying weakness of hip abductor muscles
- 3 Videos + 5 Graphics – ITBS – Explained .
- 2 Videos + 2 Graphics – ITBS – Don’t Directly Roll the ITB – Kaitlyn Physio – December 28, 2022
- 4 Videos – ITBS – Proper Rolling & Stretching – Keeley Physio, Lawrence Physio – December 28, 2022 √
- 2 Videos – ITBS – Stretches .
PT – PATELLAR TENDINOPATHY (JUMPER’S KNEE)
- Tendinopathy: is typically used to describe any problem involving a tendon. The tendons can be worn, injured, stretched, and/or torn.
- Tendinitis: acute inflammation of the tendon due to small (micro) tears (the suffix “itis” indicates inflammation)
- Tendinosis: non-inflammatory degeneration of a tendon from repetitive strain-injuries without adequate time to heal. Sports Health
- Patellar Tendinitis . Mayo Clinic
– Patellar tendinitis is an injury to the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone.
– The patellar tendon works with the muscles at the front of your thigh to extend your knee so that you can kick, run and jump.
– Patellar tendinitis, also known as jumper’s knee, is most common in athletes whose sports involve frequent jumping — such as basketball and volleyball. However, even people who don’t participate in jumping sports can get patellar tendinitis.
– For most people, treatment of patellar tendinitis begins with physical therapy to stretch and strengthen the muscles around the knee.
- 3 Videos – Patellar Tendinopathy Explained .
- 1 Chart + 3 Graphics – Patellar Tendinopathy Explained .
- 1 Video – Patellar Tendinopathy Diagnosis – Physiotutors
- 4 Videos – Rehab Exercises – Kaitlyn Physio – January 7, 2023 √
- 2 Videos – Rehab Exercises – Chiros
- 5 Videos – Rehab Exercises – Physios
PFPS – PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME (RUNNER’S KNEE)
- PFPS: A Quick Reference . Educated Physical Therapist
- PFPS . Orthoinfo
– PFPS is a broad term used to describe pain in the front of the knee and around the patella, or kneecap
– Called “runner’s knee” or “jumper’s knee” it is common in people who play sports—particularly females and young adults—but PFPS can occur in nonathletes
– The pain and stiffness caused by PFPS can make it difficult to climb stairs, kneel down, and perform other everyday activities
– Many things may contribute to PFPS. Problems with alignment of the kneecap and overuse from vigorous athletics or training are often significant factors
– Symptoms are often relieved with conservative treatment, such as changes in activity levels or a therapeutic exercise program
- 1 Video + 4 Graphics- PFPS – Explained .
- 3 Videos – PFPS – Diagnosis & Testing – Physiotutors
- 3 Videos + 1 Graphic – PFPS – Rehab Exercises . Kaitlyn Physio – December 28, 2022 √
- 5 Videos – PFPS – Rehab Exercises . Physios
- 5 Videos – PFPS – Rehab Exercises . Chiros
- Knee Bursitis . Orthoinfo
– Bursae are small, jelly-like sacs containing a small amount of fluid, positioned b/n bones and soft tissues, acting as cushions to help reduce friction.
– Prepatellar bursitis is inflammation in front of the kneecap (patella)
– When the bursa becomes irritated and produces too much fluid it swells and puts pressure on adjacent parts of the knee.
– It is often caused by pressure from constant kneeling or a direct blow to the front of knee
– Nonsurgical treatment is usually effective as long as the bursa is simply inflamed and not infected
4 Videos + 2 Graphics – PES Anserinus Bursitis . December 28, 2022
- Knee Arthritis . AAOS
– The cartilage gradually wears away. As the cartilage wears away, it becomes frayed and rough, and the protective space between the bones decreases
– This can result in bone rubbing on bone, and produce painful bone spurs
- 2 videos – Osteoarthritis Explained
- 2 Videos + 3 Graphics – Knee Osteoarthritis Explained – AAOS & Physiotutors
- 2 Videos – Rehab Exercises – E3Rehab Physios & Physiotutors
KNEE – BAKER’S (POPLITEAL) CYST
- Diagnosis & Treatment . Mayo Clinic
- Explained & Treatment – AAOS
- 2 Videos – Baker’s Cyst .
- 7 Graphics – Baker’s Cyst .