Knee Pain

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Knee Pain

Knee pain or knee injuries are extremely common, and there are many causes. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your knee pain or injury so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. Knee pain can arise from soft tissue injuries eg ligament sprains and muscle strains, bone conditions eg knee arthritis, Osgood Schlatters, and biomechanical dysfunction eg Patellofemoral syndrome. It may even be referred from your sciatica!

Knee pain has many causes and your knee treatment varies considerably depending on an accurate diagnosis. Treatment can involve simple knee mobilisation techniques, massage, taping, stretches or strengthening exercises all the way through to a thorough rehabilitation protocol post knee reconstruction or knee replacement.

Please consult your physiotherapist or doctor for the most accurate diagnosis and best treatment for your knee pain.

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Common Sources of Knee Pain

If you suffer knee pain or injury, here are some common causes:

  • ACL Injury
  • Bursitis Knee
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Corked Thigh
  • Cramps
  • Discoid Meniscus
  • DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hamstring Strain
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Replacement
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Muscle Strain (Muscle Pain)
  • Osgood Schlatter's
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Patella Tendonitis (Tendinopathy)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Plica Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sinding Larsen Johansson Syndrome
  • Stress Fracture
  • Thigh Strain
  • Knee Pain Treatment

    At PhysioWorks, we have several our highly skilled physiotherapists with a special interest in knee pain and joint injury. Traditionally, most knee pain conditions have often been treated with only short-term aims in mind. e.g. cortisone injections or painkillers.

    One of the differences that you'll notice with PhysioWorks treatment is the thorough analysis of WHY you actually have your knee pain, rather than only treating your symptomatic pain. We strongly believe that if you don't correct why you are vulnerable to knee pain then it is only a matter of time before your knee pain returns.

    Research findings have modified modern physiotherapy treatment approaches to knee pain. Together with a thorough knee and lower limb assessment, your knee treatment can progress quickly to get you pain-free and performing your normal sport or daily activities in the shortest time possible.

    Common Knee Pain Treatment Options

    Please click the links below for more information about some of the Common Knee Treatments that we can recommend or utilise for your knee pain.

  • Early Injury Treatment
  • Avoid the HARM Factors
  • What to do after a Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain?
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Sub-Acute Soft Tissue Injury Treatment
  • Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises
  • Active Foot Posture Correction Exercises
  • Gait Analysis
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Balance Enhancement Exercises
  • Proprioception & Balance Exercises
  • Agility & Sport-Specific Exercises
  • Medications?
  • Heel Cups
  • Orthotics
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • ACL Injury Prevention
  • Brace or Support
  • Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
  • Heat Packs
  • Joint Mobilisation Techniques
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Neurodynamics
  • Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)
  • Prehabilitation
  • Running Analysis
  • Strength Exercises
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Supportive Taping & Strapping
  • TENS Machine
  • Video Analysis
  • Yoga
  • Knee Pain FAQs

  • Common Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques
  • What is Pain?
  • Physiotherapy & Exercise
  • What are the Symptoms of an ACL Tear?
  • Massage Styles and their Benefits
  • How Does Kinesiology Tape Reduce Swelling?
  • What Causes Post-Exercise Muscular Pain?
  • Barefoot Running: Your MUST READ Guide to the Pro's and Con's.
  • Heat Packs. Why does heat feel so good?
  • How Do You Improve Your Balance?
  • Post-Run Soreness: Should You Be Concerned?
  • Running Recovery: 6 Helpful Tips
  • Sports Injury? What to do? When?
  • What are Common Adolescent / Children Leg Injuries?
  • What are Growing Pains?
  • What are the Common Massage Therapy Techniques?
  • What are the Early Warning Signs of an Injury?
  • What Can You Do To Help Arthritis?
  • What Happens when there is an ACL Injury?
  • What is a TENS Machine?
  • What is Chronic Pain?
  • What is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?
  • What is Nerve Pain?
  • What is Sports Physiotherapy?
  • What to expect when you visit PhysioWorks?
  • What's the Benefit of Stretching Exercises?
  • Why do your Joints Click?
  • Buy Knee Braces or Supports Online

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    Last updated 02-Sep-2015 12:11 PM

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