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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee) Patellofemoral pain syndrome, commonly abbreviated to PFPS, is pain in and/or around your kneecap (patella). It often arises from running and jumping activities, hence, commonly referred to as “runner’s knee”. Common...
Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome) Medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints) is a common overuse injury in your lower body. It refers to pain and/or inflammation along the front of your leg. It is often the result of intensive weight-bearing activities...
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) Functional Anatomy The iliotibial band has three sites of origin: Iliac crest Superior gluteus maximus (the gluteus medius/minimus lie deep to the ITB) Tensor fascia latae   And three sites of insertion: Lateral patella Gerdy’s...
Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Knee Pain   Knee Anatomy The knee consists of two joints, four ligaments and supporting structures.   Joints Tibiofemoral joint: tibia (shin bone) and femur (thigh bone) Patellofemoral joint: patella (kneecap) and femur (thigh bone)   Ligaments Anterior...