Knee pain can be caused by a number of different conditions. For young people it may be as simple as growing pains or other growing related pathologies such as Osgood Schlatters or Sinding-Larsen-Johansson syndrome. For the older person it may be due to meniscal injury, osteoarthritis, ligament injury, patella femoral joint dysfunction, bursitis, loose bony bodies or a plica. Depending on the pathological structure at fault, sometimes swelling accompanies the pain.
For knees that have been painful for months to years, there is likely to be changes in the spinal cord and brain which may make you more sensitive to feel your knee pain, despite the original knee structure at fault having healed. This may result in muscle wasting, loss of strength/stability and confidence in your knee. Therefore restoring normal function to the muscles and surrounding structures is key to improving knee pain.
What you can do:
Regular exercise and the use of simple analgesics can be helpful for knee pain, however getting specific advice will assist with your recovery.
How we can help:
Physiotherapy treatment consists of soft tissue Massage joint mobilisation education of knee pathology and healing times, advice on the best exercises to help with your knee pain and function, acupuncture and exercise prescription.
Benefits of treatment include:
- Reduced swelling
- Reduced pain
- Reduced stiffness
- Improved function
- Improved confidence
Call or email today if you have any questions about your injury or if you want to book in to see one of our physiotherapists.
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