Knee Pain

What is knee pain?

Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, over use, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. It can be localised to a specific area of the knee or be spread out to other surrounding parts of the body.

Knee pain can be due to several things but normally involves the structures that surround the knee joint; knee cap (patella), femur, tibia, fibula, ligaments, meniscus and cartilage. It affect people of all ages.

Characteristics/ Clinical Presentation

It can be aggravated by many things, such as; exercise, rotational movements and high-intensity impact to name just a few.

Key signs of knee pain:
Reluctancy to weight bare
Instability
Pain
Knee locking
Swelling
Reduced range of movement

Clinical Diagnosis

During a clinical diagnosis, you will be asked about your medical history and mechanism of injury are key components to find out which structures are damaged within your knee.

A selection of special tests can be performed on the knee to discover which structures are damaged and to what extent.

A Physiotherapist will be able to conduct this assessment on you to find out what the problem is.

In some cases you will need to be referred for diagnostic imaging.

Treatment

Depending on the extent of the damage to the structures within the knee, different treatment methods are needed.

RICE – rest, ice, compression and elevation is a great way to deal and manage acute knee pain at home.

In most cases Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation is adequate to deal with knee pain once the cause is known.

However, in some cases of pain in the knee, there is a need of surgical intervention to help with correcting the injured structures. Following surgery it is recommend that you Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation to get back to full fitness.

Here at Comfort Health

At Comfort Health we offer a range of treatments from Sports Massage, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture and Cupping which can all help when you are struggling with knee pain.

 

If you feel like you could benefit from a treatment from one of our practitioners –  Click Here and book in today.

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