Preventing Knee Pain – Patella Pain – Q Angle and Knee Pain
In this overview of knee pain, Jeffrey Tucker outlines the most common causes of knee pain, and the solutions he uses for preventing knee pain in his patients.
“It’s fairly common for the patella to sit too far laterally. One reason is an increase in the Q angle. Ideally, it should be about a 14-degree angle in men and about a 17-degree angle in women. If the femur or the tibia are too angulated, the Q angle will be greater than 14 to 17 degrees.
“The main reasons for an increased Q angle are wide hips, which is why women tend to have more kneecap pain. It’s caused by a femur that comes inward when the foot strikes the ground, which is often due to weak glutes, or a tibia that’s allowed to come inward on foot strike, which could be due to overpronation of the foot.” ~Jeffrey Tucker
• Pain Tips (1:20)
• Treatment Points (4:30)
• Patellofemoral Pain (9:50)
• Patient Case (16:30)
• Osteoarthritis (20:30)
• Supplementation (27:45)
Jeffrey Tucker is the 2012 ACA Rehab Council Doctor of the Year. He’s a certified instructor for the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) workshops, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) workshops, and is a post-graduate instructor for the Diplomate program offered by the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. You can learn more about him at his website, DrJeffreyTucker.com.