Popliteal Tendinitis treatment Denver

Popliteal Tendinitis Condition


The job of the popliteus muscle is to internally rotate the tibia. In
addition, the popliteus muscle is the most important posterolateral
stabilizer of the knee. Popliteal tendonitis causes tenderness at the
insertion of the poplilteus tendon on the lateral femoral condyle near the
femoral insertion of the lateral collateral ligament.

A biomechanical orthotic with lateral posting tends to help hold the tibia
in an internally rotated position and thereby decreases the stress on the
popliteus. A lateral post also decreases the varus stresses on the knee
which decreases tension on the posterolateral corner of the knee.
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