Welcome back to Squat University! Today we’re going to discuss the topic of lateral hip pain. This injury is commonly associated with a slow-onset of dull and achy pain centered over your greater trochanter (the most prominent bone of your lateral thigh). You can typically pin-point a painful area when pushing just under this bone.Continue reading Fixing Lateral Hip Pain
Fixing Patellar & Quad Tendon Pain
How does someone develop patellar or quad tendon tendon pain? To answer this question, we first have to discuss a little anatomy. A tendon is essentially a fibrous band of tissue that connects muscle to bone. The patellar tendon runs from your kneecap (patella) to the tibial tuberosity (the prominent bony part of your shinContinue reading Fixing Patellar & Quad Tendon Pain
Fixing Hip Impingement
Do you have groin pain that feels like a pinch in the front of your hips as you move into a deep squat? This symptom is one of the most common complaints of those who have a hip impingement (called femoroacetabular impingement or FAI). If you think you have this injury, make sure to checkContinue reading Fixing Hip Impingement
Fixing Hip Flexor Pain
Welcome back to Squat University! For the past few weeks we’ve been discussing the topic of groin pain. This week we’re going to discuss another common cause of anterior hip pain in athletes called Iliopsoas syndrome. A hip flexor injury often starts a little differently than your classic pulled groin. As we discussed last week,Continue reading Fixing Hip Flexor Pain
Fixing The Pulled Groin
Welcome back to Squat University! Last week we started our discussion on the complex topic of groin pain. Today we’re going to focus on treating one of the most common reasons for groin pain, the adductor strain. Treating the Adductor Strain Like we mentioned in last weeks blog post, the adductor longus is the mostContinue reading Fixing The Pulled Groin
What Kind of Groin Pain Do You Have?
Welcome back to Squat University! Last week we opened our series on hip pain with an article on how to rehab a hamstring strain. This week we’re going to discuss groin pain. Groin injuries commonly occur in sports with kicking, quick change of direction, twisting, and turning.4 While the amount of athletes sustaining this injuryContinue reading What Kind of Groin Pain Do You Have?
How to Fix Patellar Compressive Syndrome
For the past few weeks we’ve been discussing knee pain. We started with an article on IT Band syndrome and followed it with another on patellar tendon pain. Today, we’re going to examine another common knee injury sustained by barbell athletes, patellar compressive syndrome. This injury can be broken down into two categories. Excessive lateralContinue reading How to Fix Patellar Compressive Syndrome
How To Fix IT Band Pain
Welcome back to Squat University! For the past 2 weeks we’ve been discussing common causes of knee pain when barbell training. In this article we’re going to dive a little deeper into IT Band Pain (also called Iliotibial Band Syndrome) and show you how to fix this problem. IT Band Anatomy 101 So what exactlyContinue reading How To Fix IT Band Pain
What Kind of Knee Pain Do You Have?
Welcome back to Squat University! Today I want to introduce a simple guide to help you figure out which type of knee pain you may have. When most people develop knee pain while barbell training, they’ll receive a vague diagnosis from the doctor of “Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome” (PFPS). Unfortunately, this is a junk term thatContinue reading What Kind of Knee Pain Do You Have?
Common Squat Injuries: Knee Pain
This week we’re going to continue our previous series on common squat injuries by opening up a discussion on the topic of knee pain. The knee happens to be one of the one of the most injured joints in all of sports.(1) In fact, I’m sure most of you have sustained a knee injury or haveContinue reading Common Squat Injuries: Knee Pain