medial knee pain and muscles involved

medial knee pain and muscles involved


hi there in this video I want to talk
about medial knee pain hi welcome back this is Aw Boon Wei your exercise
physiologist so now that we are a bit more specific we want to zoom into the
pain that’s around your medial side of the knee so when we talk about the
medial side we’re talking about this area so this is my right knee and we’re
talking about the inside of the knee so my drawing is not the best but let me
just illustrate to you when we are talking about the medial side what are
the possibilities that can give you problems so this is looking from the
medial side of your knee and different color represent different things and I’m
trying to map them with different colors so the one that you see in black is your
bone this will be your femur bone and then would be your tibia bone and
the red one represents your quadricep muscles this particular one that’s
coming to the side is what we call the vastus medialis okay and we have the
adductor group muscle which is the blue one and then we have your hamstring group
muscle which is the green one so all of these muscles or group can actually
give you the sensation of medial knee pain
so for quadriceps I mentioned vastus medialis adductor most of them actually
ends up here so I’m not gonna separate them but probably can only find out when
you do a series of tests for your hamstring group muscle the one in green
this would be more the semi T semitendinosus the semi M the
semimembranosus that is coming to the side of the knee and it actually ends up
somewhere in front of your knee most people who have got hamstring
problem can sometimes feel the medial side of the knee so I always say if
you track you will know which muscle is giving you the problem so I will
need you to feel your own knee and to make sure that you’re feeling the right
part of the knee okay so as you can see this is my beautiful knee joint so
what’s happening here is that I actually marked out with the same color of marker so
that you can actually now visually look at what’s on your knee joint and you
don’t have to be referring to you know textbook or even websites now just look
at this own video look at your own knee and then make sense of it and I will try to show you so if we talk about your
quads so this entire area is the quads but this region is already your
Vestas medialis so you will tend to realize that this muscle only
gets to work when at end range of extension of the knee okay somewhere
around here as you can see I’m slightly bend it’s not activated it’s only when I try
to fully extend it starts activating so that’s your vastus medialis and
then come your adductor group muscle so what’s happening here is that I didn’t
go all the way up to where my thigh area is just around the the medial knee so
you can see and for this it’s really everything on the side over here this belongs to your adductor and when you talk about the medial knee
right all this actually ends up somewhere here so this is the medial of
the knee but I don’t know which part of it that you have so you’re gonna check
on yourself right so adductor come from the side of your thigh and from here all
the way down to the side here and for hamstring it’s kind of like a bit of
intersection most of the bulk will come from the back the the back of
your thigh and I’m trying to show you here so I increase this bump here okay
if you were to try to flex your knee you will feel this area being activated okay
so the semi T semi M muscle actually comes to this side of your knee okay so
if we talk about the medial side we can already zoom in to which muscle is
actually giving you the problem so you got to be more precise and then from
there you can then check of course the professional will be able to help you so
if you’re not sure you’re just somewhere around here you can try this few muscle
it’s gonna hit one of them so what I mean by tracking is that when you feel
your muscles in somewhere in the in a medial right you don’t know which one
you just make sure you backtrack and see which one is giving you the problem
sometimes it’s not just one sometimes it’s multiple so you if you backtrack
and you try to palpate and if you can feel some sensation and if you want to
know the difference try the other knee it should give
you a different kind of sensation and for the hamstring you can actually try
to go from the back so you have to feel it and to backtrack so that’s
the medial part of the knee so yeah if you are able to track which part of the
medial side of your knee is giving you the problem you I just showed you the
back tracking so you can actually find out which is giving you the problem like
I said it could be one muscle could be multiple muscles so try not to delay
this problem and if you don’t know how to fix it can’t fix it if you’re in or
the problem seek for professional this just shows you that it is your
muscle that’s giving you the problem don’t spend your money on MRIs X-ray fix the muscles first make sure that you can find
someone that knows his stuff or her stuff fix the muscle and if the pain is
gone there you have it alright so that’s it for this video
and that’s all I have for you today please take care and see you bye bye

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