Posts Tagged ‘quadriceps’

Knee Pain: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Symptoms and Cause

What Pain and Symptoms Are Associated With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Pain is felt in the front of the knee, under and around the knee cap area. Pain is usually an aching pain but can sometimes become sharp and in some cases a burning sensation is felt. Knee will pop and grind during bending and straightening…

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What Are Trigger Points?

Note: Trigger points should not be confused with acupuncture, acupressure points, or reflexology as they are different systems and treatments. Medical definition: Trigger points are defined as a hyperirritable spot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle or in the muscle’s fascia that is painful on compression and that can give rise to characteristic…

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It Hurts Here, Why Are You Treating There?

Recently a man made an appointment complaining of horribly tight painful thighs. He competed in marathons and was concerned that he would have to stop because of the pain in his thighs and recently lower back. During intake he talked about his morning workouts at the gym and concentrated stretching sessions to stretch out the…

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Quadriceps Vastus Intermedius Muscle: Thigh Pain and Buckling Knees

Pain down the front thigh and buckling weak knees indicate vastus intermedius dysfunction. What are the pain and symptoms associated with the vastus intermedius muscle ? Pain down the middle of the front of the thigh Pain increases when walking Contributes to weak buckling knees Pain greatly increases when climbing stairs Problems straightening the knee after…

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Quadriceps Muscle Vastus Medialis – Thigh and Knee Pain

Pain on the inside of the thigh going down into the knee may indicate vastus medialis dysfunction. What pain and symptoms are associated with the vastus medialis? Pain on the inside of the knee extending half way up the front of the thigh Persistent pain in the knee joint Can cause the knee to ‘buckle’…

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Vastus Lateralis Muscle: Hip, Thigh, Knee Pain

Pain in the hip extending down the side of the thigh and into the knee is a sign of vastus lateralis dysfunction. What are the pain and symptoms associated with the vastus lateralis? Knee pain Pain on the side of the thigh extending down into the front and back of the knee Pain under the…

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Rectus Femoris Muscle: Thigh, Knee Pain

Pain in the knee traveling into the lower thigh and the inability to fully straighten your knee indicates quadricep muscle rectus femoris dysfunction. What are the symptoms and pain associated with the rectus femoris muscle? Knee pain that feels as if it originates under the knee cap Pain in the front of the thigh extending…

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