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…

Anyone who competes, works out, or has tried a new training program knows battle wounds are inevitable. We bear the scars, the raspberries, the broken bones, and the blood of common sports injuries. If you suffer from a workout battle wound, take care of it right away. Check out these 10 treatments for workout battle…

Muscle tightness and restricted lower extremity range of motion (ROM) are common in active individuals and athletics. A number of studies have shown that reduced hip and knee range of motion increases the risk of thigh muscle injuries in sports involving sprinting. At COR, Santa Clara Physical Therapy, we’ve seen poor hip and knee range of…

Patellar tendinopathy (PT; also known as jumper’s knee) is a painful, chronic, activity-related overuse injury of the patellar tendon. Most people know and call patellar tendinopathy, patellar tendonitis, but there is a difference, which shows itself in the suffic. -itis: forming names of inflammatory diseases (Dictionary.com). -pathy: denoting disorder in a particular part of the body (Dictionary.com)….