Medical Musings, Health Hypotheses & Therapeutic Thoughts
NOTE: Due to the subject matter, some of the language and images in this blog post may be a bit... ...earthy.
I imagine you are reading this because you or someone close to you is pregnant, in which case you are probably not going to be weirded-out by descriptions of basic biological processes and structures. If you are, I would recommend care with choice of your reading matter!
This is an immense topic, which we will have to deal with in several blogs, if my past history of wordiness is any indicator!
Pain after giving birth (postpartum, in the medical speak) is influenced by a number of factors.
Dr. Edmund Bruce-Gardner
Finally, we will consider some of the common causes of lateral knee pain. You may remember from the last blog that lateral means 'away from the mid-line of the body', so this is pain on the outside of the knee.
Many of the structures on the outside of the knee are similar to those on the inside, so they do not need much further consideration here (if you haven't yet, I strongly recommend that you read the first few posts about the knee, as they provide some much-needed background and context) These include:
Lateral meniscal injuries e.g. tears