Did you know that about 10.4 million people in the United States suffer from knee pain? And those are just the ones who seek medical attention for their pain. Now, not all of these are PFPS knee pain, but if you are active, it is one of the most common issues. Knee pain is a common complaint…

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…

Are you causing your own knee pain? Are you one of the 100 million people who suffer from knee pain? Knee pain is one of the most common ailments among Americans, and if you don’t address it now, the pain will only get worse. Use these 40 physical therapy tips for knee pain to create…

A few weeks ago, I was walking around the Sunnyvale, CA Farmers market and saw a woman in her 40s walking with a cane. As I observed her walking (like a typical physical therapist), I overhead her telling someone she had osteoarthritis in her knee and was contemplating surgery. Before I could make a helpful…

Having a bad knee is the worst! Unfortunately, knee pain is extremely common, making many limb and hobble through life. There are approximately 300,000 knee replacements performed annually. If you want to stay away from the knife and foreign implantation in your 50s, 40s, 30s, and even worse in your 10s, building a strong, healthy…

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)….

Foot strike pattern is debated frequently, often circling the idea of natural vs. non-natural styles. However, it is obvious running with or without shoes changes biomechancis and likely increases and decreases joint stress on various structures. Understanding the changes in biomechanics when running with or without shoes is essential, as overuse injuries are very common in…