Experiencing knee pain? In this week’s Movement Monday we take a look at a mobilization technique for addressing a common cause of knee pain. Dr. Jon outlines a use of the lacrosse ball to mobilize the lateral aspect of the suprapatellar pouch.
The suprapatellar pouch is the area of the knee locate just above and around the knee cap (patella). When a person’s patella does not track properly within the groove of the knee, knee pain typically follows.
Poor tracking is commonly associated with restrictions within one’s:
- Lateral Quad (Vastus lateralis muscle)
- IT Band
- Rectus Femoris muscle
- Lateral Patellar Retinaculum
- Quad Tendon
If you or someone you know is dealing with knee pain, institute this mobilization on a daily basis for one week’s time. If that doesn’t address your or their knee pain have them give us a call! We love referrals and would love to have a closer look at that knee.