Knee Pain

Do you suffer with knee pain?

Knee pain is very common and can affect people of any age. It is the most common musculoskeletal reason people seek health care and the numbers are increasing.  Knee pain and injuries occur frequently and can arise from many causes. The knee joint bends and straightens as well as twisting and rotating, all the whilst being under the load of the body. It needs to be mobile and stable.

Common source of symptoms

Joints of the knee (patellofemoral joint or knee joint)

Meniscus

Ligaments (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)

Muscles

Bone conditions

Tendons

Bursa

Fracture

Fascia/ITB

Inflammation

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain can be classed as acute or chronic and can also be a combination of both.

Acute injuries may be caused by

  • trauma – this can be direct trauma to the knee such as a contact injury in sport, or may be indirect trauma where you might land a little funny and feel something in your knee
  • sudden change in training or loading

Chronic injuries are those that are experienced for 12 weeks or more and may be caused by

  • overuse
  • poor biomechanics
  • general health
  • genetics
At Sportsfit Physio and Health our Physios have all the tools to ensure you have a full recovery.
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Management

Knee pain requires an accurate diagnosis to ensure appropriate and directed treatment and management to get you back out there moving well. Treatment goals will include improving the range of movement of your knee and lower limb, improving the strength of your knee, addressing how you move and ensuring the whole lower kinetic chain moves in a co-ordinated fashion.

 

Treatment may involve:

  • hands on treatment (massage, joint mobilisation etc)
  • dry needling
  • taping
  • exercises
  • stretching
  • load management

 

To ensure you have the greatest outcome it is important that you see a professional as most knee pain can be managed conservatively with guided treatment. At Sportsfit our experienced physiotherapists  will address both your knee pain as well as how you move and why you might be experiencing this pain.

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