Many athletes accept the fallacy that knee pain is the inevitable cost of running. While it is true that running places a great amount of force on the knee joint, it isn’t always the impact that causes pain. Believe it or not, running actually strengthens the knee joint and the surrounding bones. Have you heard of Wolff’s…

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the human body. The many tendons, ligaments, and muscles that hold it together give it an incredible range of motion. Unfortunately, this freedom of motion makes it the most unstable joint in the body. As tendons are stretched during movement, they can be rubbed and pinched…

Ankle sprains are common during land based activities. Many shrug off a sprained ankle, calling it their “stubborn” ankle or referring to it as a “rolled” ankle, but this injury/injuries can accumulate and become a stubborn, recurrent issue. I’ve worked with many patients who report spraining their ankle hundreds of times throughout their life! This is…

Take Home Points Those with greater hip flexion strength may have three hip flexors tendons. Snapping in the front of the hip, may be from having two or three tendons.  We often don’t consider anatomical differences within our bodies, even though there are many cases where anatomical differences exist. One recent study looked at the…