The Patient Files | Episode 1: Knee Pain & Misfiring of Calves

February 14, 2021
Posture

We had a really interesting case last week with a lady for a running issue. She presented with pain underneath the inside of the knee. It's a very common running problem, so we did our standard assessment addressing;

  • Tightness of the lower back
  • Tightness in the hip area
  • Tightness in the inner-leg area

We went through all of those areas, but it didn't seem to resolve.

Upon further investigation, we found that the calf was actually not firing and not providing stability behind the knee for when they were running. We advised her to start with some calf raises focusing on one leg at a time, driving up high into the big toe.

The aim of this specific calf raise variation was to re-engage the muscle that attaches to the back of the knee.

 
Dr John White

February 14, 2021

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