Knee Pain

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Knee Pain

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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.

What is the Best Exercise for Knee Pain?

It may seem a little contradictory, but researchers have identified that knees exercises may assist the relief of your knee pain. The important thing to identify is which knee exercises are likely to help you and which could be harmful.  

What exercise dosage you should be doing is also important. Your exercise dosage will vary depending upon the phase of your specific diagnosis, your knee injury diagnosis, plus other individual health factors. This is exactly where your physiotherapist's professional training including knee injury diagnosis and appropriate knee exercise prescription is important to guide you quickly back to pain-free knees. 

While we'd like to say that all knee exercises are beneficial to you, there are significant individual differences between all patients who present with knee pain. For example, an older diabetic overweight patient will require a very different set of knee exercises to a young high-performance athlete, or a patient who has just had a knee operation.

Based on the significant individual differences of who presents with knee pain, it is highly recommended that you seek the professional advice of your trusted physiotherapist or healthcare practitioner who has a special interest in knee pain and injuries to guide your knee rehabilitation.

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Knee Pain

Common Causes

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Knee Ligament Injuries

Knee Meniscus

Kneecap Pain

Knee Tendonitis

Muscle Injuries

Knee Bursitis

Children's Knee Conditions

Other Knee-Related Conditions

Knee Surgery

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Knee Pain Treatment

At PhysioWorks, several of our highly skilled physiotherapists have 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. Researchers are constantly updating us on what exercises seem to work the best for different conditions. We aim to stay up-to-date with the latest knee rehabilitation options suitable for you and your knee pain. 

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.

For advice specific to you and your knee pain, please contact us for professional advice.

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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
  • Dry Needling
  • 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

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  • Why Kinesiology Tape Helps Reduce Swelling and Bruising Quicker
  • Buy Knee Braces or Supports Online

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    Last updated 06-Jul-2018 04:43 PM

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