The biceps femoris is one of three hamstring muscles. Injury to the biceps femoris tendon may lead to Biceps Femoris Tendinopathy, causing inflammation or degeneration of the tendon attaching to the lateral and posterior knee area.
What is it?
Biceps Femoris Tendinopathy is inflammation or degeneration of the biceps femoris tendon, resulting in pain in the back and outer portion of the knee.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pain on the back of the knee, tenderness and swelling on the back of the knee where the tendon inserts, and sometimes, an increase in pain when bending the knee.
Assessment techniques involve evaluating pain location and levels, testing range of motion and strength limitations, palpation for tenderness, and observing any noticeable knee swelling.
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