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Vida Injury Clinic and Wellness Center
(503) 924-7738
14195 SW Allen Blvd
Beaverton, OR
Promotion
Free kinesio taping session on your first appointment.
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Kern A. Olson
(503) 705-8727
7805 SW Gearhart Dr
Beaverton, OR
Services
Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Biofeedback, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Wyoming
Credentialed Since: 1977-10-11

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Laurie E. Powers
(503) 725-9605
600 NE Chehalem Drive
Newberg, OR
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Family Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Oregon
Credentialed Since: 1995-12-21

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Vladimir Fiks, MD
(503) 295-0730
10305 SW Park Way Ste 300
Portland, OR
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Aratov Med Inst, Saratov, Russia
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Vladimir Fiks
(503) 295-0730
10305 Southwest Park Way # 300
Portland, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Aratov Med Inst, Saratov
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.2, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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HealthSource of Beaverton - Dr. Leif Choi, Chiropractor
(503) 924-7689
6163 SW Murray Blvd
Beaverton, OR
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Dale M Carter, MD
(417) 890-7888
12400 NW Cornell Rd
Portland, OR
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Nhat Nguyen
(503) 381-8100
10305 Southwest Park Way #300
Portland, OR
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: Pain Relief Specialist Northwest
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Dale M Carter, MD
(417) 890-7888
Portland, OR
Specialties
Pain Medicine, Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided By:
Francis Nash, M.D.
620 SE Oak
Hillsboro, OR
 
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New Insight on Chronic Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common problem among the young and old alike. From athletes to middle-aged adults to seniors, knee pain can develop suddenly. There are many potential causes owing to the fact that there can be ligament involvement, cartilage tears, muscle strains, cysts, arthritis, and more.

Most of the time, knee pain is felt in the front of the knee or along either side. Posteromedial pain (inside back corner) is less common and more puzzling -- especially when it lasts a long time.

The authors of this article bring to our attention the possible causes of posteromedial knee pain. In particular, the focus is on one that is infrequent but should be considered: semimembranosus tendinopathy.

The semimembranosus muscle is part of what you might know otherwise as the hamstring muscle. It is made up of three separate but conjoined parts. This portion starts at the base of your sit bone (called the ischial tuberosity).

It travels down from the pelvis to the knee and inserts right along the posteromedial corner. The job of the semimembranosus is to flex or bend the knee. If you feel under the knee while in the sitting position you'll be able to feel the tendon easily.

Overuse of this muscle from sports activities or degeneration from overuse with age is the underlying cause in two age groups: young endurance athletes and middle-aged (and older) adults. The diagnosis can be elusive.

In older adults, there are often many changes in the knee going on at the same time. They could have semimembranosus tendinopathy and bursitis or a meniscal tear or bone spurs rubbing against various tendons. Sometimes they have combinations of pathologies.

No matter the age of the affected individual, the symptoms are the same. Pain is localized right to the posteromedial aspect of the knee. The pain gets worse with activities that involve using the hamstring muscle to bend the knee.

For athletes, pain may come on after increasing their training (e.g., running or cycling). For older adults, it could be associated with going down stairs, walking, or any activity that requires full knee flexion.

A careful examination is necessary to pinpoint and isolate the problem to the semimembranosus tendon. The examiner will look at the overall posture to see what biomechanical problems might be contributing to the problem. Besides palpation (feeling where the pain is located), there are a few clinical tests that can be performed to help make the diagnosis.

The use of imaging studies may help. X-rays don't usually show anything to suggest a problem with the muscles so the physician must rely on MRIs or even better, bone scans and ultrasound. It's a tough little area of the knee to really get a view of what's going on -- even with arthroscopy, the problem isn't easily visible.

When the surgeon can see evidence of a problem, it's usually the presence of fluid around the bursa in that area of the knee or a thickening of the tendon. Sometimes breakd...

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