Causes of Posterior Knee Pain

Sometimes people complaint about pain and tenderness at the posterior part of their knee i.e back of knee but they are unaware about the exact pathology behind that pain in this blog we will discuss about the various causes that are responsible for posterior knee pain.

Following are the various causes of posterior knee pain :-

BAKER’S CYST

BICEPS FEMORIS TENDONITIS (HAMSTRING MUSCLE)

MENISCAL INJURY

POSTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURY

PATELLAR TENDONITIS

DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

GASTROCNEMIUS TENDONITIS (CALF MUSCLE)

CLAUDICATION (CRAMPS)

CHONDROMALACIA

OSTEOARTHRITIS

In the next article we will discuss about treatment of posterior as well as anterior knee pain along with various knee mobilization techniques , home based knee rehabilitation exercises and different types of supports and braces available for knee stability and pain relief.

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SNAG (Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glide)

It is one of the most effective technique for spinal pain relief and gaining good spinal range of motion . It’s a very tricky technique requiring ample amount of practice, efficiency and precautions.

SNAG’s work directly on the facet joint that can help a disc lesion and assist McKenzie response.

SNAGs can be applied to all the spinal joints, the rib cage and the sacroiliac joint.

The therapist applies the appropriate accessory zygapophyseal glide while the patient performs the symptomatic movement.

It must result in full range of pain free movement.

SNAGs are most successful when symptoms are provoked by a movement .

Cervical SNAG’S

Cervical Flexion SNAG,Extension SNAG and Rotation SNAG Techniques are described in the given below video link

LUMBAR SNAG’S

Lumbar Flexion SNAG and Extension SNAG Techniques are given in the below video link

Practice this excellent technique for spinal pain relief and for good range of spinal motion.