Knee Injury Treatment

The knee is one of the most easily injured joints in the body, even though it is a simple joint allowing only bending and straightening of the knee.

Knee Pain and Injury

The knee is one of the most easily injured joints in the body, even though it is a simple joint allowing only bending and straightening of the knee. During everyday movements, such as walking or running, the knee has to withstand large amounts of strain. Damage to structures that support and stabilise the knee, such as surrounding muscles or ligaments, can leave the joint feeling weak or unstable. Sporting injuries and general wear and tear can lead to knee pain, it could also be referred pain from somewhere else such as your hips or ankles!

Getting You Back in The Game

Common Knee Pain Symptoms

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Symptoms:

Pain located at the front of the knee

Aggravated by stair climbing / descending

Stiffness after long periods of sitting

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

When treating for Patellofemoral pain syndrome the treatment and rehabilitation aims are to decrease pain by improving muscle flexibility, joint movements and address any factors that can predispose to injury.

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapist
  • Soft tissue therapist

Ligament Sprains

Symptoms:

Sharp pain during injury

Swelling around knee

Instability of the knee

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

When treating a Ligament tear there are a variety of treatments that can be used including soft tissue massage, to relieve tight muscles or reduce swelling, acupuncture, joint mobilisations and taping. Rehabilitation can be used to focus on factors that can predispose the client to this injury.

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapist
  • Soft tissue therapist

Iliotibial band syndrome

Symptoms:

Tightness or ache down the outside of the thigh

Pain on the outside of the knee

Localised swelling around the outside of the knee

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

The aim when treating this injury is to reduce the clients pain and inflammation and then focus on Biomechanics factors that could predispose them to this injury. Treatment option may include soft tissue massage and acupuncture. Rehabilitation can then be performed at home to continue the progress, this may aim to improve muscle flexibility and reduce inflammation.

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapist
  • Soft tissue therapist

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