Causes For Knee Arthritis

By | November 13, 2018

3 Steps to Permanent Relief for SI Joint and Pelvic Pain

Today we are going to cover the 3 steps topermanent relief for pelvic and SI joint pain. Now what is SI joint painé The SI joint, ifyou do have SI joint pain, is pain on either side of the tailbone where the tailbone connectsto the pelvis. So this is a drawing of the pelvis. This is your tailbone. This isyour lumbar spine or your lower back, the bones in your lower back called vertebraesitting on top of your tailbone. Then on either side of that you have your right hip or yourleft hip if we are looking at a person from the front. When we see somebody with SI jointpain, they will typically have pain on that given side. 70% of the time, it is on theright side. Don't ask me why that is but

70% of the time we know it is on the right. You canalso get shooting groin pain, buttocks pain and symptoms down the outside of the leg thatis affected. It might be pain, numbness, tingling, burning. Typically, that personsuffers from a heaviness as well. It can also cause some incontinence and leaking issuesas along to effect sexual performance as well. It can be absolutely devastating ifthe pelvic problem is bad enough. Fortunately, most people just have pain on one side. Sowhat can you do about ité That person who has SI joint problems typically has troublerolling over in bed, getting in and out of a car, crossing one leg over the other. Usuallythey have trouble sitting for long periods

of time especially if it is on a couch or a softsurface. So it can be absolutely devastating. Now what are the steps to permanent relieffor thaté Number 1 is this. Most people when we seethem if they are going to try exercises on their own and they only have a little bitof SI joint pain or pelvic pain, they are doing stretches. Yes, there is a very basic stretchwhich most people show me on Day 1. It is a piriformis stretch which is where you grabthe knee and pull it up and across to the opposite shoulder. It will give the personwho suffers pelvic or SI joint problems and pain temporary relief. However, long termwe don't want to stretch. We want to

strengthen or stabilize. Why is thaté Whensomebody has an SI joint problem, so the center of gravity of your entire body is inthe center of your pelvis. That needs to move the right way and it needs to be stable whenyou are doing day to day activities. If it is not stable enough, what will happen is thejoint will move so far that it becomes stuck. So if we are looking at the tailbone, we havethe tailbone and we have the pelvis and you get a normal gliding day to day. If morestress, more force is put through the pelvis than the pelvis itself can handle, that SIjoint can handle, what will happen is you actually become stuck. Now that creates allsorts of problems for the muscle around it.

What most people do is try to stretch theirway out of it. The problem is not stretching and it is not flexibility. It is actuallya stability issue. If we want to stabilize, we need to do strengthening exercises. If you go on ourYouTube channel, on the Madden PT official YouTube channel, there is a tutorialcalled Top 3 Exercises for SI Joint and Pelvic Stability. They are very low grade, kindergartenlevelexercises where you can at least begin stabilizing the muscles that controlyour pelvis. But we don't want to stretch, we want to think stabilize. Step 2 is we want to take a look at our habits.So what are some habits that lead to

pelvic instability and problemsé Number oneis standing with the weight shifted. So if I'm standing like this with my weight shiftedside to side for long periods of time, what that does is over years and years and yearsit weakens the ligaments which are tissue that hold joints together that we can't control.Think about somebody with an ankle sprain. They sprained a ligament. They stretchedthe ligament but it is not a muscle. It is different than a muscle. There are littlehabits that we do. If I stand like this and let's say I weigh 175 pounds and if I'm standinglike this, I have 150 pounds on one side and 25 pounds on the other. Where if I'm standingbalanced, I have 87 ½ pounds on each

The Causes Of Your Knee Arthritis

About the knees, here we go. dem knees. The greatest cause of visits to the GP for musculoskeletal problems problemknees. And again, like the other parts of the body, a lot to do with muscledysfunction. In this instance in a different way, with the muscles of thethigh getting weaker the quadriceps more than anything else. And you'll see themain problem predisposing to trouble with the knees isalignment of the legs so let me go on to explain. By and large the kneedevelops two types of problems and, again, with cartilage two types of cartilageproblem. So again let me clarify. There is

the menisci or the knee cartilages whichare different, they are fibro elastic cartilage which isdifferent to the general buffer of cartilage here that protect all synovialjoints. So this is called hyaline cartilage, this is called fibroelasticcartilage. These tend to be more injured with traumatic sporting stuff but theytoo can break down and lead to erosion through to the bone and lead to problemsin that regard. However, having said that, by far themost common problems with knees is not cartilage at all either of those twovarieties of cartilage. It is patella, and

here it is. The patella grows in thequadriceps tendon, its role is to be like a friction defraying device preventingrub of this cartilage around the front of the femur bone there like fraying rope through a pulley. And you can see that therole of the patella here is very interesting and I go into this in muchmore detail in my knee arthritis prevention tutorial this is a bag of fluid in the knee joint which actually also helps stop the bones grinding here. And what'svery important is strength of your

quadriceps muscle pushing in here topressurize this sack, this hydraulic sack, to actually spring the knee joint apart toprevent the bones rubbing. Now the patella here, it's very important thatthe underside of the patella is lovely and smooth and sort of plastic compliant shiny to prevent any type of drag of the contact between here andhere through this sack of fluid. Sounds complicated, it really isn't, it's abeautiful mechanism. But we start getting problems when the knee isn't quitestraight. We see it both with the knee not actually straightening properly frombeing bent in a forward back

direction, and this is very common ifthe leg is longer. What tends to happen with a longer leg is that we imperceptiblystand with the knee of that leg slightly bent to take some length out of it, thatadds to the general resting friction of the back of the knee cap, against thefront of the femur bone. The other way we have alignment problems is beingbowlegged or knockkneed so that the kneecap has to literally track around a corneras it slides up and down as you bend and straighten the knee, and that is the main causeof knee problems, so that you get this friction here. So this is the underside of a smooth patella. Absolutely glassy,

lovely plastic compliance of a washing up bowl but also this lovely element of slipperinesstoo, and smooth. This is what happens if you get too much friction. You get whatwe call chondromalacia patella, it's like a splintery board. Very common pain going up and down steps, down primarily, butyou'll see in the exercises to follow very disarmingly simple exercise to follow to help polish this off.And here we go.

KT Tape Full Knee Support

Hi I'm Chris Harper and with me is Makayla, and we're here to demonstrate an application for full knee support. You can use this application for patella tracking problems, tendon issues, instability, or general knee pain some causes may include over use, muscle imbalances causing patella tracking problems, or other softtissue injuries such as ligament or minuscule tears KT Tape helps by providing stability, relieving pressure, and improving muscle function for this application we're going to position this knee

in ninety degrees, and we're going to take our first piece of tape, a full strip, and we're going to fold that in half We'll take a pair of scissors and we're going to cut rounded corners around the folded end of the tape what rounding the corners does is to help prevent any catching of the tape on clothing and peeling the tape off prematurely. We're going to twist and tear the backing paper right in the middle of that piece, being careful not to touch the adhesive of the tape

handling it with the paper only we're going to place this with eighty percent stretch, so were going to stretch that all the way and then back that off just a little bit for eighty percent and lay that down, but the very ends of the tape you're going to lay down with absolutely zero stretch so absolutely zero stretch on the ends we're going to take our second piece that we created from that first full strip

peeling that paper back just like the first piece, we're going to apply nice even pressure to eighty percent going just above and over that first piece again we're going to lay those tails down with zero stretch looks good, we're going to take our next piece we're going to twist and tear the paper down by the logo end of the tape to create an anchor point

we're going to measure this from just below the knee cap, aroundthe kneecap, and lay that anchor point up on the quadracep muscle up on the thigh muscle. we're going to remove the paper backing and we're going to apply this with twenty five percent stretch, so if you stretch that all the way and back that off half, and then half again you're going to trace the outer edge of that kneecap with the edge of that tape

as you wrap down around the front of the knee, you are now going to apply fifty percent stretch and then the last bit of tape we are going to lay down with absolutely zero stretch Okay, one more piece we're going to twist and tear thre backing paper down by the logo to create an anchor

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