Do you have knee pain? Tight muscles are frequent contributors to knee pain. Massage will help relax the muscles and break down scar tissue in the event of tears. Stretching will help lengthen them. Once you're pain free, I can show you how to stretch these muscles to minimize the likelihood of pain recurring.
Patella Tendonitis / jumper's knee
Have you been diagnosed with patella tendinitis or jumper's knee? Patella tendonitis is an overuse injury that frequently impacts basketball and volleyball players. You don't have to be an athlete to have patella tendinitis. It can also be caused by tight muscles and muscular imbalance. Massage can help relax the muscles and break down the scar tissue that has formed with this condition and massage and stretching will help lengthen the muscles to prevent recurrence.
Has your child been diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter? If so, massage can bring relief to this painful condition and, in the case of Osgood-Schlatter, massage can help prevent the unsightly bump below the knee that frequently develops as a result of Osgood-Schlatter.
OTHER KNEE PAIN
While muscles of the thigh are most commonly implicated in knee pain, on occasion, muscles in the calf contribute to knee pain. Here again, massage and stretching can help by relaxing and lengthening the hypertonic muscles.