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COMMON
PROBLEMS
KNEE

KNEE PAIN CAN BE THE RESULT
OF CHRONIC OVERUSE LEADING TO
WEARING OF CARTILAGE SURFACES,
INFLAMMATION OF TENDONS, SWELLING
OF FAT PADS / BURSAE.

COMMON
PROBLEMS
KNEE

KNEE PAIN CAN BE THE RESULT
OF CHRONIC OVERUSE LEADING TO
WEARING OF CARTILAGE SURFACES,
INFLAMMATION OF TENDONS, SWELLING
OF FAT PADS / BURSAE.

WHAT IS
KNEE PAIN

Knee pain can be the result of chronic overuse leading to wearing of cartilage surfaces, inflammation of tendons, swelling of fat pads / bursae. It can also be due to more violent acute ligament and meniscal injuries that tear ligaments and cartilage which can lead to reconstructive surgery.
The physio will test the knee for imbalances in range of motion, joint quality, ligament laxity and meniscal integrity. Swelling & muscle spasm is noted & managed, serious pathology is imaged to define diagnosis. These imbalances are then managed with manual therapies and other modalities eg exercise, acupuncture ice or heat. Predisposing factors will be addressed to prevent recurrence.


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OTHER SYMPTOMS

- Collapsing to the ground or giving way

– Poor balance

– Tendency to avoiding pressure through the knee

– Significant swelling along the joint line or ligaments

– Tightness in the back of the knee and hamstring


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DO'S AND DON'TS

Do ask your physiotherapist, GP or sports physician about your condition, don’t ignore it! It can worsen and lead to persistence of your symptoms and further disability.


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TREATMENTS

- Diagnosis and explanation of your specific condition

– Management of swelling and return to full range of movement of the knee joint.

– Massage / Joint mobolisation

– Stretching & Strengthening to prevent further weakness & recurrence

– Proprioceptive training to improve balance deficits

– Taping, ice & electrotherapy

– Dry needling and western acupuncture

– Xrays if necessary

– Referral for ant inflammatory medication from your GP if necessary



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