Cristina Vigoa

Why do you get runner’s knee? Cristina Vigoa, Athletic Trainer with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, explains the patellofemoral pain syndrome, how painful it is, and what can cause it. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says most orthopedic injuries can be treated with some home remedies. Cristina Vigoa, Athletic Trainer with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, explains the RICE method, that stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. There are anti-inflammatory medications, such ibuprofen, and motrin, which can help you with sports injuries. Cristina Vigoa, Athletic Trainer with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, talks about how long you can take them, and explains some ideas of physical therapy you can do at home. What is an athletic trainer? What types of people an athletic trainer work with? Cristina Vigoa, Athletic Trainer with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, explains why they tend to see every type of patient, especially athletes from high school, college and professional areas. The knee joint is the junction of thigh and leg. Cristina Vigoa, Athletic Trainer with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, explains how it is from the inside, and teaches us its parts with a 3D image. How can you prevent knee pain? Cristina Vigoa, Athletic Trainer with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, gives us some tips, such as maintaining strength, losing extra weight, and warming up. Dull pain in front of the knee, pain with prolonged sitting or standing, and pain with stairs are some symptoms of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Cristina Vigoa, Athletic Trainer with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, explains what other symptoms of runner’s knee you can identify.

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