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Offline purple97

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What is lateral release?
« on: February 17, 2005, 09:40:52 PM »
I went to d phisio and he told me that I need a lateral relase. I did that 5years ago but he said that the surgon didn't ease the tightnes. What is exactly lateral relase? What is it that causes tightnes in there? I can't understand..can someone help me please?

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Re: What is lateral release?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2005, 08:37:17 PM »
Hi! I got a lateral release last winter.

A lateral release (Im going to use my right knee as an example, b/c thats the one I got done) is when the muscle on the outside of the knee gets cut in othroscopic surgery (usually), which releases the muscle from the bone. In my case, my knee cap was being pulled by my muscle, causing it to stand at an angle instead of parallel to the bone beneath it, and so the lateral release released the tightness in the muscle and my kneecap fell into place.

If you already got it done, and it didnt release the tightness- did you do all the excercises? the key to a lateral release is building the muscle back up quickly, so it keeps the knee in the right alignment rather than going back to being tight.

if that makes no sense let me know.  :)