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Tag: kneecap

Subluxing Knee Cap

Brief Outline of Subluxing Knee Cap A subluxation or dislocation of the knee cap (patella) commonly occurs during deceleration. The knee cap slides partially out of the groove that is designed for it but does not limit mobility. Pain and swelling may accompany this condition. Athletes who have a muscle imbalance or a structural deformity, […]

Patellar Tracking Disorder

What is patellar tracking disorder? Patellar tracking disorder means that the kneecap (patella) shifts out of place as the leg bends or straightens. In most cases, the kneecap shifts too far toward the outside of the leg. In a few people, it shifts toward the inside. Your knee joint is a complex hinge that joins the two […]

Knee (Synovial) Plica

Brief Outline of Knee (Synovial) Plica Injury The synovial plica is a thin fibrous membrane that is a remnant from the foetal knee development. The plica once divided the knee into three separate compartments during foetal development but then became a part of the knee structure as the compartments became one protective cavitiy. The plica […]

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Brief Outline of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Pain in the patella (knee cap), especially after sitting for a long time or running downhill, may be a result of a fairly common condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome. The pain may result from incorrect movement of the patella over the femur, or tight tendons. The articular cartilage under the […]

Running Smart

If you new to running, take note of the following to make the most of the sport. The First Step Before you begin any kind of physical activity, it is always good idea to consult a doctor first. “If you are old than 40-years-old and have not engaged in exercise for some time, it is […]