Oakville chiropractor for knee pain. Chiropractor Oakville.
Ask the average person what a Popliteus is and they will probably say a boy band from the 1980’s. Truth be told it’s the root cause of misdiagnosed knee pain to many of our patients here at Nottinghill Family Wellness Centre in Oakville Ontario Canada.
The poplitius muscle is located on(AT) the back of the knee under the calf muscles. It is attached to the lateral meniscus and is involved with most motions of the knee. The muscles main purpose is to help rotate the knee as well as retracting the knee from full extension or locked out position (straight).
We have had numerous patients enter our Oakville Chiropractic Clinic with what they were told was Pattela-femoral syndrome or a medial or lateral meniscus sprain. After various treatments elsewhere the pain was still prevalent. The poplitues muscle can retract up to 300% of its normal length. A tight popliteus can lead to knee pain that mimics many other injuries and is relatively easy to diagnose with palpation of the muscle.
Here is an example of a 23 year old NCAA soccer player back for the summer. She had be receiving ongoing treatment at her Division One school, but the poplitues muscle was never taken into consideration. After 4 intensive treatments including Active Release Therapy, IFC, Ice and mobilizations of the knee, she was close to 100%.
For help with pain or discomfort please contact your local chiropractor in Oakville at 905-827-4197.