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Advantage Chiropractic Wellness Centers
(864) 869-8945
120 Strode Cir
Clemson, SC
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Thursday 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, 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

Robert Glenn Schwartz, MD
(864) 675-1031
317 Saint Francis Dr Ste 350
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Health System, Greenville, Sc; Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, Sc
Group Practice: Piedmont Physical Medicine

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Dr.Kenneth Marshall
(864) 882-3351
298 State Road S-37-347
Seneca, SC
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Marion McMillan, M.D.
457 Bypass 123
Seneca, SC
 
John C. Haasis, III, M.D.
279 E. Kennedy Street
Spartanburg, SC
 
Pickens A Patterson III, MD
457A By Pass 123 Ste 2
Seneca, SC
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1998

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Pickens A Patterson, MD
457A By Pass 123
Seneca, SC
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr.Robert Leblond
(864) 797-7100
111 Doctors Drive
Greenville, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Robert Schwartz, M.D.
317 St. Francis Dr #350
Greenville, SC
 
Darwin Boor, M.D.
56 Bear Drive
Greenville, SC
 
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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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