"My Inner Knee is Painful..." It could be your Saphenous Nerve!

February 23, 2023
5 min read

Medial knee pain can be a frustrating and debilitating condition that affects millions of people each year. The saphenous nerve, which runs along the inner part of the knee, can be irritated and cause a variety of symptoms, including pain, tingling, and numbness. Never heard of it? Don't worry, it's not commonly mentioned or diagnosed. The root cause of this irritation can be complex and multi-faceted, with several factors contributing to its development.

Poor biomechanics and adductor gripping are two of the most common causes of medial knee pain. Biomechanics refers to the way your body moves when you engage in physical activities such as walking, running, or exercising. If your body is not moving in the optimal way, it can put extra stress and pressure on your knee, leading to pain and other issues.

Adductor gripping occurs when the muscles in the inner part of your thigh become too tight and compress the saphenous nerve. This compression can lead to pain, tingling, or numbness in the inner part of your knee. This can be particularly challenging for athletes and people who engage in high-impact sports, as the repeated movements can cause the adductor muscles to become tight and overworked.

Fortunately, there are many treatments and techniques available to help alleviate medial knee pain. Movement therapists can help you identify the root cause of your pain and provide you with a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. This may include exercises to improve your biomechanics, techniques to reduce adductor gripping, and physical therapy to strengthen the muscles surrounding your knee.

So, if you're suffering from medial knee pain, don't hesitate to seek help from a qualified professional. With the right diagnosis and treatment plan, you can reduce your pain, improve your movement, and get back to doing the things you love. Whether you're an athlete looking to improve your performance or someone simply looking to reduce discomfort, there's help available. So, don't let medial knee pain hold you back any longer!

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