Baker’s Cyst. Swelling Behind My Knee.

  I fight the urge to sing the notorious hit “I Wan’t It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys as I start to write nearly EVERY article… “Tell me why?!?” Swelling behind the knee is a common finding, often labeled as a Baker’s Cyst (or Popliteal Cyst). Sometimes it is accompanied by pain and sometimes it […]

Ankle Stretching 101: The Missing Piece.

Ankle mobilization, ankle stretch, knee pain, plantar fasciitis

One of the most common faults I see is the tendency to only stretch the calf in one plane. Most people have been told to stretch the ankle with “the knee going straight over the toes.” This is great for mobilizing only SOME portions of the calf and ankle joint. In many cases, you think […]

Arthritis Is Not A Death Sentence

We recently posted an IN DEEPTH ARTICLE on this topic at Tony Gentilcore’s Website. To read it click here.  This is a topic that we are very passionate about at Rehab Renegade. Arthritis is often blamed for pain that we can’t explain. It is also used as a “get out of jail free card” to […]

2 Rehab Keys. Capacity & Skill.

Capacity and skill are crucial components when rehabbing any injury. Capacity entails flexibility, endurance and strength. Ensuring proper capacity with any activity and proper skill can make all the difference. We discuss more in a recent blog called “One common myth that will keep you in pain.”

I’m In Pain: See Physical Therapy OR An Orthopedic Surgeon First?

Assuming this wasn’t a traumatic injury that warrants immediate medical attention I usually advise… PHYSICAL THERAPY. Yes, yes, I am physical therapist. Hear me out. Here is why… 1. Ortho physicians usually wants to see that you tried a course of PT before considering medications, injections or surgery. 2. Insurance companies usually won’t allow MRI […]

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