Tag Archives | patellofemoral pain syndrome

Core Muscle Activation and Knee Loads

The ‘core’ is well outside my area of expertise, but I still follow the various cults that think it can cure everything as well as those who think its way overrated. I periodically go back and read this as it appears to me to address all the issues and also this blog post from Cor-Kinetic […]

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Patellofemoral Joint Stress during Running with Alterations in Foot Strike Pattern

Déjà vu? Been there, done that? Different Running Techniques Load Different Tissues Differently. Its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Etc We aleady know that increasing the cadence reduces knee loads; and leaning forward at the hip decreases knee loads but increases hip loads whereas leaning forward at the ankles also decreases […]

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Foot Orthotics and Patellofemoral Pain

The focus in recent times on patellofemoral pain or anterior knee pain in runners has all been on the proximal issues despite two randomized controlled trials showing that distal issues (ie foot orthotics) work (see Collins et al & Eng et al). A number of proximal risk factors have been potentially identified and the concept of load reduction […]

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Increasing cadence and patellofemoral forces

Hot on the heels of the study from last week on Barefoot vs Shod and patellofemoral joint stresses which showed that running barefoot reduced patellofemoral stress by 12%, we now have another new study that looked at patellofemoral loads and cadence: Increasing Running Step Rate Reduces Patellofemoral Joint Forces Lenhart, Rachel L.; Thelen, Darryl G.; […]

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Barefoot vs Shod and patellofemoral joint stresses

There is an increasing number of studies on patellofemoral pain syndrome or anterior knee pain in runners and the affects of gait changes on the biomechanics of it. The British Journal of Sports Medicine just published this: Take your shoes off to reduce patellofemoral joint stress during running Jason Bonacci, Bill Vicenzino, Wayne Spratford, Paul […]

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