The knee is a major joint needed to bear weight while helping us get from point A to B. Having an injury here can be very frustrating as it can sideline us from sports, waling or simply moving around the house.
Knee pain may arise from areas such as the ligaments, meniscus, muscles, tendon and knee cap.
Common injuries seen by physiotherapists can include: ACL tears, meniscus tears, hamstring/quadricep tears, patellar tendinopathies or patellafemoral syndrome.
In order to determine the cause of your knee pain, your physiotherapist will conduct a full physical, orthopaedic and neurological examination of the knees, hips and ankles.
You will be asked to perform knee range of motion and muscle strength tests. Where the pain is felt, both at rest and during movement of the knee, provides important clues as to the cause of the pain. It may also be necessary to undergo specialized functional tests or diagnostic tests such as XRay, Ultrasound and/or MRI scans.
Treatments may range from correcting muscular imbalances through exercise, loosening tight muscles, taping, prescribing braces or orthotics to provide support and advice on load management.
The goal is to restore correct lower limb biomechanics as well as increasing muscular strength to improve movement and reduce pain.
Please contact us to arrange your comprehensive knee assessment to help identify the exact cause of your pain and begin a course of corrective care today!