Category Archives: Knee

Fitness Pain Free Podcast Episode 27: Preventing and Surgically treating Knee Injury with Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Sean Rockett

Dan Car Lift Fitness Pain Free Podcast Episode 27: Preventing and Surgically treating Knee Injury with Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Sean RockettJoin Rob and I as we interview orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sean Rockett about the most common knee injuries you’ll find in crossfit as well as how we can prevent and treat them.

  • [1:25] Dr. Rockett addresses all of the recent “hub bub” about
    concussions in youth sports
  • [2:25] Dr. Rockett’s ideas on kipping pullups and whether or not they are related to the high incidence of SLAP labral tears in crossfit.
  • [7:25] Introducing today’s topic, knee injuries in crossfit
  • [7:45] What are the most common knee injuries seen in crossfit?
  • [9:09] Can we fix knee pain by addressing technique solely?
  • [10:53] What are the most common knee injuries that require surgery? Continue reading

FPF Podcast Episode 22: All About Knee Pain – Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Fitness Pain Free Itunes FPF Podcast Episode 22: All About Knee Pain   Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)Today meathead doctor duo Rob and Dan tackle a very common problem, knee pain.  Today’s podcast is all about patellofemoral pain syndrome.  Here’s what’s on the menu:

  • 2:20 The nonsense stops, enter today’s topic
  • 3:10 What is patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)?
  • 6:00 Taping as a treatment, what does the research say?
  • 8:20 Why PFPS is a bit of a catch all term. Continue reading

6 Common Causes of Knee Pain and How to Fix Them: Part 3

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Taken from http://orthoanswer.org/knee-leg/chondromalacia-patella/definition.html

 

 

 

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Alright, so with the last two installments we’re all up to date with the latest from knee pain university.  It’s enough information to make your head spin though.  How can we put all of this information together into a program?  Let’s think back and see what we have to work on: Continue reading

6 Common Causes of Knee Pain and How to Fix Them: Part 2

 6 Common Causes of Knee Pain and How to Fix Them: Part 2Knee pain sucks, especially if you’re an athlete.  Unfortunately runners, cross fit athletes and weightlifters commonly have knee pain.  Terms like chondromalacia patella, patellofemoral pain syndrome, runner’s knee and osteoarthritis have become commonplace.  Despite the complexity of each syndrome they all share a common theme.  They all come from poor movement.  Poor movement strategies over time lead to pain and degeneration in our knee joints.  It’s easy to blame this on genetics and some of this is probably hereditary but a large portion of it is not.  If we can fix our movement (our technique and the way we move) we can come away with a permanent cure to the root of the problem.

Like discussed in Part 1:

The only way to get permanent relief to knee pain is to fix the movements that caused the problem in the first place. Continue reading

6 Common Causes Of Knee Pain and How to Fix Them – Part 1

knee pain 6 Common Causes Of Knee Pain and How to Fix Them   Part 1

source: www.healthtap.com

Knee pain sucks, especially if you’re an athlete.  Unfortunately, I see a lot of runners and cross fit athletes with knee pain.  Running and deep squatting already place a bunch of stress on the knee and if you aren’t moving properly (ie: good technique) the situation gets worse.  Individuals with knee pain usually present with some funky ways of moving that lead to knee pain. 

The only way to get permanent relief is to fix the movements that caused the problem in the first place.

Fortunately for us, in most people with knee pain the poor movement is predictable and fixable! Continue reading

4 Easy Progressions of the Short Foot to Provide Knee and Foot Pain Relief

short foot 300x111 4 Easy Progressions of the Short Foot to Provide Knee and Foot Pain ReliefHey man, keep your foot short!  Fix your foot.  Arch up!

Not the most common cues you hear in the gym.

My super good buddy and co-host of the fitness pain free podcast Rob Rowland asked me one time, hey Dan, how do you coach the short foot position.   I was like, “Hey Rob good question, I don’t really know of an easy way.”  Some expert I am huh? Continue reading

The Best Kept Secret in Injury Prevention: Joint By Joint Approach for Crossfit – Part 1

Joint by Joint slide1 300x260 The Best Kept Secret in Injury Prevention: Joint By Joint Approach for Crossfit   Part 1

The human body is complex.  Assessment, corrective exercise and injury prevention is also tricky.  If we’re new to the game, how can we begin to figure out our deficits and address them?  If we’re seasoned, is there some type of system we can use to analyze our athletes and clients? Continue reading

Knee Pain: What You Need to Know About the Core to Prevent Knee Injury – Part 4

crossfit abs1 Knee Pain: What You Need to Know About the Core to Prevent Knee Injury   Part 4Annie’s got some abs

If you’re still following this series so far then kudos to you!  We’ve discussed some pretty complex bio-mechanics of the foot, knee and hip.  Hopefully you aren’t too confused.

If you missed part 1 where we explain how the hip and foot affect motion at the knee click HERE:  In part II we spoke about addressing the foot to troubleshoot problems that may occur at the knee.  You can find that article HERE:  In the third installment we discussed the hip’s role in knee biomechanics.  Check it out HERE:

I apologize but I’m about to make things even more complex.  Drumroll please…. Continue reading

Knee Pain: What You Need to Know About the Hip to Prevent Knee Injury

genu valgus1 Knee Pain: What You Need to Know About the Hip to Prevent Knee InjuryUnderstanding the hip’s role in knee biomechanics is incredibly important.  It’s a huge part of injury prevention of the knee.  Now that we know why this is important we’ll talk about a few ways to work on it.

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Knee Pain: What you Need to Know about the Hip to Prevent Knee Injury – Part 3

genu valgus Knee Pain: What you Need to Know about the Hip to Prevent Knee Injury   Part 3

Understanding the hip’s role in knee biomechanics is incredibly important.  It’s a huge part of injury prevention of the knee.  Now that we know why this is important we’ll talk about a few ways to work on it.  Easy Peasy.

If you missed part 1 where we explain how the hip and foot affect motion at the knee click HERE:

If you missed part II we spoke about addressing the foot to troubleshoot problems that may occur at the knee.  You can find that article HERE: Continue reading