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INNER KNEE

The goose’s foot, also known as Pes Anserine is the joining of three tendons on the front as well as inside portion of the lower knee area. The bursae in this area allow for smooth sliding of the tendons with the medial collateral ligament and the medial hamstrings. The bursae will often become inflamed during periods of overuse and cause slight to modest pain. The three muscles (Sartorius, Gracilis, and Semitendinosus) whose tendons insert into this area all serve to flex the knee and affect hip position.

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The primary cause of Pes Bursitis is overly tight hamstrings that put additional pressure on the bursae that is nearby. Tight quads (especially in females), a direct pressure on the inner knee, or over-pronation at the time of running could also be its cause. A rapid increase of activity without a proper stretching regimen is likely going to cause issues with the Pes Anserine region, like, slight ripping of the ligaments or soreness of the bursae. This condition is also often found concurrently in cases who are undergoing tears in the medial meniscus, arthritis or the Osgood-Schlatter condition.

Pes Bursitis can be at the most a slight to modest pain at the inside and lower-front portion of the knee. Pain beyond this point can be a symptom of stress fractures or a more grave matter concerning tendons. When pain turns to be more than some simple annoying pain, the individual should seek alternatives means for cardiovascular training and focus on a stretching routine for the quadriceps as well as hamstrings.

The KT Tape will help to relieve pressure off of the sore bursae and increase circulation to the area. Both results will considerably lessen aching and reduce the time to heal. As mentioned, a comprehensive stretching routine for the hamstrings and quads should be put in place as well. NSAIDs, ice after activity, and alternative means for cardiovascular fitness such as swimming should also be implemented. After the signs cannot be seen, focus on sustained flexibility as well as strength training of the lower body.

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