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Hamstring strain or tears can cause thickening and adhesions at the site of injury. Creating “sticky” spots with poor skin glide and mobility. Self mobilization using a lacrosse ball is one way to help break these adhesions and improve mobility of the hamstring. Once the tissue mobility is restored often much easier to stretch and strengthen the muscles.
This technique can be done for 5-10 minutes every other day. Once the tissue mobility improves and you are not as tight or sore can do the technique more frequently.
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Chondromalacia patella is degenerative changes or wear and tear of the cartilage under the kneecap. This is often due to repetitive trauma, impact injury, poor mechanics and poor health of the internal system.
It’s difficult trying to figure out what exercises one should do to maintain strength without irritating the joint or tissues further. In my view, the emphasis should be non-weight bearing exercises/activities + massage+ heat+herbal supplements = improve strength/mobility + without irritating tissues + improve circulation for healing + nutrition to injured tissue + restoring balance to the whole system.
Eventually you can progress to weight bearing exercises once the joint can tolerate more loading.
Patella Alta or high riding patella is a condition where the kneecap alignment is off. The kneecap sits too high possibly resulting in knee pain, patellofemoral syndrome, knee stiffness, etc. This problem can be structural or due to tight quadriceps, quadriceps tendon and patellofemoral joint restrictions. Mobilizing the patellofemoral joint and improving the mobility of the quadriceps muscles and tendon can be helpful in correcting the alignment and relieve knee pain.