KNEE PAIN ADVICE
The knee is one of the most commonly injured body parts.
Injuries can include:
Runners knee - see here for more information on Ilio-tibial band friction syndrome
Anterior knee pain or Chondramalacia patellae is when the under surface of the knee cap becomes damaged
Patellar tendonitis is when the tendon below the knee cap becomes inflamed or damaged
Meniscal injuries where damage to the cartilage occurs
Ligament injuries such as MCL sprains or ACL ruptures
The causes of all of the above are usually related to training, muscle weaknesses, footwear and biomechanics.
Our Physiotherapists will diagnose the condition and if necessary refer you on for further investigations e.g. xray or scan. If physiotherapy is indicated we will treat the cause of the problem using exercises primarily, to stretch and strengthen the quadriceps and hamstring muscles. Improving Core Stability around the hips and pelvis is vital in the management of knee problems. We may use massage skills to release the structures around your knee that contribute to the problem.
If there is a structural problem we may refer you to a podiatrist for further analysis of your biomechanics, it may be that it will require the use of orthotics to settle the problem.