Vastus medialis

What is Vastus medialis?

It is a muscle in the thigh that helps in extending the knee. The portion of the muscle just above the knee is known as VMO (vastus medialis oblique).This is important in stabilising the knee joint and often becomes inhibited following injury.

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I fell on my knee Yesterday and gradually it has become very painful mostly when it is bent and I have pins and needles going down my leg and foot....

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1. Were you able to walk immediately after the fall?.
2. Is there any swelling in the knee? If yes, then whether the...

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My son, who is 12, has recently been diagnosed as having what doctors are quite sure is a haemangioma of his vastus medialis muscle and we have...

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A hemangioma is an abnormal proliferation of blood vessels that may occur in any vascularized tissue of body....

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Female, age: 22, ht: 5'4".
I've spent 8 weeks in PT for severe peroneal/achilles tendonitis; the pain has lessened considerably and I've been able...

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As I perceive you had relief with the physiotherapy but the condition worsened after you happen to use...

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Hello, I have a swallow muscle above my knee cap ( I don’t fell the pain) but it is swallow you can see the difference from the other knee. I have...

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my Vastus Medialis muscle has been doing some twitching over past 3 days. It does it while I am sitting relaxed. The muscle just keeps moving and...

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Twice I was doing squats and it caused a huge swelling of the knee; mainly at the lower vastus lateralis. I have gout fairly often and believed...

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When I try to completely bend my knee I seem to not be able to. After bending about 90% it almost feels like there's no more room for my leg to...

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Pain in front of and below kneecap in both legs when walking in stairs or squatting. Also kind of prickly feet

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