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OC Knee Pain Relief : Meet the 13 Muscles Causing Your Knee Pain

Updated: Feb 22

Meet the 15 Muscles Causing Your Knee Pain: Book a Session at OC Elite Recovery

Understanding Knee Pain:

Knee pain can be a common and discomforting issue that arises from various reasons within the body. Identifying the specific muscles contributing to this pain is crucial for effective relief. At OC Elite Recovery, we specialize in addressing the root cause of knee pain through targeted soft tissue treatments.


Benefits of Foot Massage:

  • Increases blood flow to the joint

  • Improves circulation in the area

  • Reduces swelling

  • Facilitates the influx of new joint fluid

  • Alleviates overall pain and stiffness


The 13 Muscles Causing Knee Pain and Their Trigger Points: OC Knee Pain Relief

  1. Rectus Femoris - Located in the thigh; trigger points might cause referred pain to the front of the thigh or knee area, resulting in aching or soreness.

  2. Vastus Medialis - Inner thigh muscle; trigger points can refer pain to the inner knee or thigh, presenting as a deep, aching sensation.

  3. Adductor Longus and Brevis  - Inner thigh muscles; trigger points here may cause pain referring to the groin or pelvic region, leading to discomfort or aching.

  4. Gracilis - Inner thigh muscle; trigger points might cause referred pain to the inner knee or thigh, resulting in soreness or aching sensations.

  5. Sartorius  - Longest muscle in the body; trigger points can refer pain to the front of the thigh, presenting as aching or tenderness.

  6. Vastus Lateralis - Outer thigh muscle; trigger points may cause referred pain to the outer knee or thigh, leading to soreness or discomfort.

  7. Gastrocnemius - Calf muscle; trigger points might cause referred pain to the calf or heel, resulting in aching or stiffness.

  8. Biceps Femoris - Back thigh muscle; trigger points here can refer pain to the back of the thigh or knee area, causing aching or soreness.

  9. Popliteus - Knee muscle; trigger points may cause referred pain to the back of the knee or calf, presenting as aching or discomfort.

  10. Plantaris - Calf muscle; trigger points might cause referred pain to the calf or heel, resulting in tenderness or soreness.

  11. Semitendinosus - Back thigh muscle; trigger points can refer pain to the back of the thigh or knee area, causing aching or discomfort.

  12. Semimembranosus - Back thigh muscle; trigger points here may cause referred pain to the back of the thigh or knee, resulting in soreness or aching.

  13. Soleus - Calf muscle; trigger points can refer pain to the calf or heel, leading to aching or tenderness.


 

Understanding these trigger points and their referred pain patterns is crucial. A skilled massage therapist knowledgeable in referral pain is essential to identify and address the source of your discomfort, even if the pain seems unrelated to the Knee .. Looking for trusted referrals outside of soft tissue work in the OC area click button below:

 
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Pain has a pattern. When you come in for your session there is no guessing what soft tissue is contributing to your pain we are well verse in the pain patterns of the body. Your nervous system is the command center for your body the nerve trunk that supplies a specific joint also supplies the muscles of the joint, as well as the tendons, skin and related muscles. This complex system regulates your body’s systems & guides almost everything you do and allows you to experience your environment. The nervous system holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself.


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Tiffany Sandoval

Hi I'm Tiffany Sandoval, OC's trusted Elite Pain Relief & Mobility Expert with over 13 years. My expertise is backed by certifications in Neuromuscular Therapy, FST-Neuromyofascial Tissue Practice, and Vodder Certified Manual Lymph Drainage, allowing me to offer specialized care tailored to your needs. Let's work together to unlock your body's potential, regain mobility, and pave the way for a pain-free, active lifestyle. Connect with her here or on LinkedIn.

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