Can your hip be the cause of your knee pain?

We are continuing our series this week on knee pain and more specifically knee pain without any direct trauma.   As I said yesterday I see a lot of knee pain and dysfunction in my office, in 90 percent of those situations there is no actual trauma to the knee or specific mechanism of injury.   Most patients just say it really came out of nowhere and can't really pinpoint down what really cause it.   In the current medical model we spend over 5 billion dollars a year on knee treatments and surgery.   If you read the current data you will see that in many cases the knee surgeries have really lousy and poor outcomes.   So what gives on that?   The problem is that most practitioners become very symptom focused, thinking that if the knee hurts it must be the problem.   People end up under the knife everyday only to come back to the doctor a few months later and still have the pain.   So what is going on?   One problem leading to knee pain could actually be some dysfunction in the the hip muscle themselves, more specifically the adductor group. The biggest and strongest force producer in the hip is actual the muscle pictured in this post, the adductor Magnus.   The adductor Magnus is my favorite name for all muscles, it sounds like an ancient roman gladiator that could kick some serious butt!    So what does this muscle have to do with knee pain? A lot actually!   The adductor is a huge force generator for the hip and helps to propel you through space in any of the following movements:   Running Jumping Squatting  Walking   Its a big and strong muscle that easily can become dysfunctional and get loaded up with adhesion. Adhesion is bad and leads to weakness, pain and decreased flexibility.   When this happens the force must go somewhere and usually the knee ends up getting overloaded, leading to pain.   Just another reason why your knee isn't functioning correctly and a different perspective. Get to a specialist and get to the root cause, so you can get back to kicking butt, hopefully pain free!

We are continuing our series this week on knee pain and more specifically knee pain without any direct trauma.

 

As I said yesterday I see a lot of knee pain and dysfunction in my office, in 90 percent of those situations there is no actual trauma to the knee or specific mechanism of injury.

 

Most patients just say it really came out of nowhere and can't really pinpoint down what really cause it.

 

In the current medical model we spend over 5 billion dollars a year on knee treatments and surgery.

 

If you read the current data you will see that in many cases the knee surgeries have really lousy and poor outcomes.

 

So what gives on that?

 

The problem is that most practitioners become very symptom focused, thinking that if the knee hurts it must be the problem.

 

People end up under the knife everyday only to come back to the doctor a few months later and still have the pain.

 

So what is going on?

 

One problem leading to knee pain could actually be some dysfunction in the the hip muscle themselves, more specifically the adductor group. The biggest and strongest force producer in the hip is actual the muscle pictured in this post, the adductor Magnus.

 

The adductor Magnus is my favorite name for all muscles, it sounds like an ancient roman gladiator that could kick some serious butt!

  

So what does this muscle have to do with knee pain? A lot actually!

 

The adductor is a huge force generator for the hip and helps to propel you through space in any of the following movements:

 

Running

Jumping

Squatting 

Walking

 

Its a big and strong muscle that easily can become dysfunctional and get loaded up with adhesion. Adhesion is bad and leads to weakness, pain and decreased flexibility.

 

When this happens the force must go somewhere and usually the knee ends up getting overloaded, leading to pain.

 

Just another reason why your knee isn't functioning correctly and a different perspective. Get to a specialist and get to the root cause, so you can get back to kicking butt, hopefully pain free!