Treatment of runner’s knee
Get help with shockwave
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When we treat a running knee in the clinic, we first of all use the clinical examination as a starting point for the treatment. This is supported by ultrasound imaging to see the degree of inflammation around the bursa, or that the condition is caused by the connective tissue in the T-band being too tight. This depends on where we are in the process.
In the treatment of runners knee, we have chosen to use laser combined with radiating shockwave, depending on the triggering cause.
Then we can treat the connective tissue with radiating shockwave. We do this to ensure that there are no pulls in the area from other muscle chains. It is important to treat both the muscle and connective tissue around the T-band and hip, as they are interconnected. We have 2 types of transmitters we use for the treatment, and this means that already after the first treatment you will notice a reduction in the tightness of the connective tissue and musculature.
Effective and fast-acting treatment, from a highly competent practitioner. Prior to a race I overloaded my knee, which resulted in a lot of pain and made my participation in the race unlikely. I was lucky enough to get an appointment on the day, which resulted in me being able to complete the race without any pain – even afterwards. I would recommend MS Insight at any time.Christian Henderson
Michael fixed my knee injury after only 2 treatments.. No waiting time and super effective treatment.. Thank you for your help. Regards KnudKnud Hyltoft
I received very professional treatment from Michael. I arrived with shoulder pain where my arm could not be brought up to my ear and before I left the clinic my shoulder was fully functional and pain free. Highly recommend MS insight. The best treatment I have received in a long time.Sissel Secher-Nielsen
I have received exceptionally good and very effective treatment from Michael at MS Insight. The combination of Shockwave and Magnetolith, has given extremely good and clearly noticeable results, even before I left the clinic. Michael is extremely skilled, and with the equipment the clinic possesses, can help where no one else could, and even with great success. My best recommendations. You will not regret your visit to MS Insight – I am impressed.Louise Hansen
Good treatment. Professional and explorative. Michael works with many forms of treatment and this means you don’t have to go to 10 different treatments. His knowledge and expertise is super. You are in safe hands. What otherwise couldn’t be treated with either chiropractic, medication or exercise, he fixed with one of his great machines (I had Chostocondritis as far as I could tell, inflammation between the sternum and ribs that prevented me from stretching and caused chest tightness). He also helped my mother through a herniated disc and not just the herniated disc itself, but the things that can come with not having your body 100% in balance, leg pain, infiltrations(or whatever it’s called😊) and good shoe inserts for posture and when walking.Athene Vistisen
Received treatments at MS Insight for an acute muscle injury in the shoulder. Have experienced improvement from first treatment as well as great flexibility in getting an appointment quickly with follow up treatments. Have returned to normal function well and quickly after 1 month.Charlotte Bodil Hermansen
Clear recommendation from here !!! 🙂 — Fixed my fatigue fracture with laser and eventually got me running again — You can always contact him for an emergency appointment; usually answers within a short time. Thumbs up !!Que Son Vu
FAQ about running knee
We start by loosening up the muscles and connective tissue with shockwave, to take the tension off the bursa. Then we use laser to treat the bursa. It works by sending different specific wavelengths of infrared light to the damaged area. In particular, the ability to increase the fight against inflammation, stimulate the cellular healing process and reduce pain is something we value highly. Treatment with laser painless and without side effects The cells that are already in a healing process will receive energy from outside. This strengthens and accelerates the body’s natural healing process.
With laser treatment of a running knee, we can go in to stimulate the following in the tissue:
- 650-nm Stimulates surface treatment
- 810-nm Stimulates and increases ATP production in cells
- 915-nm Stimulates a more efficient release of oxygen to the cells
- 980-nm Stimulates increased blood circulation
If you come soon after you get the symptoms, most people can be helped to a satisfactory result with somewhere between 3-5 treatments.
On the outside of the thigh there is a large and strong connective tissue membrane (fascia) from the hip crest down to the outside of the lower leg at the top. This connective tissue is called the tractus iliotibialis or T-band. At the bottom of the outer thighbone (at the level of the kneecap), there is a bursa just below this ligament.
During activities such as running and cycling, and even frequent walking, there can be a lot of friction between this fascia and the femur. It rubs against the bony prominence on the outside of the femur. This can lead to the bursa becoming inflamed. Such inflammation is called tractus iliotibialis – friction syndrome or simply runner’s knee. It can be treated in several ways, as there is an element of tightness in the muscles and fascia, as well as the inflammatory condition of the bursa. In our clinic, we use laser therapy for the treatment of running knees combined with shockwave. The condition is common in exercisers and elite athletes, particularly in long-distance running or high-repetition cycling.
What causes a running knee
You will typically have pain on the outside of the knee. Initially, the pain will be diffuse and it is often difficult to pinpoint the exact source of the pain. This also places great demands on the clinical examination, to ensure that no other structures in the knee are affected. After some time, the pain becomes more characteristic and localised, to the bony prominences on the outside of the knee.
The pain may come and go after a short run, while resting briefly may cause the pain to lessen. The pain is usually most prominent when running downhill or on flat terrain. This is due to the activity in the muscles that comes with running downhill in particular. Running uphill causes less pain as the function of the knee changes. The pain sets in earlier as the inflammation increases.
In addition, your foot and knee position also have an impact on the condition. It can come if you are wheeled or have a high swing, which will biomechanically affect the way muscles and connective tissues interact with the bony prominence of the femur.
In order to control the condition, it is necessary to reduce the activity level and work on preventive core and strength training. Once the injury is gone and normal activity is to be resumed, it is important to start out cautiously and slowly increase the intensity and volume of training, otherwise there is a high risk of the injury returning.
The clinic works with Secma Medical to train other therapists and practitioners in shockwave and laser treatment.
We offer a unique combination treatment with focused and radiating shockwave as the only one in Denmark.
We help you to have less pain and better function, safely and effectively.
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