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Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common problem that can occur suddenly or over a period of time. There are a number of causes of knee pain, and generally treatment is readily available.



Symptoms

  • Knee pain

  • Giving way of the knee

  • Swelling, redness or heat in the knee

  • Clicking or locking of the knee

  • Inability to straighten the kneeConditions

  • Patella femoral pain syndrome

  • Bursitis

  • Mensical irritation, inflammation or tears

  • Osteoarthritis

  • MCL, LSL, ACL or PCL ligament strain or tear


Causes

  • Acute injury such as a fall

  • Poor mechanics leading to wear and tear over time

  • Overweight

  • Rheumatological factors


Asessment

  • Subjective assessment: We will ask you lots of questions about your knees, about the rest of your body, any past injuries or surgeries, about what you do each day, your exercise routine and your health in general.

  • Objective assessment of the knee: Assess its motion in various positions, palpate the areas and any specialtests we may need to do.

  • Full body assessment: We will always look at the rest of your body to see if there are any areas that could becontributing to your problem. A common area that is dysfunctional in people with problems in their knees are the feet, ribs and hips.


Treatment may include

  • Connect therapy approach

  • Muscle releases and soft tissue massage to the knee, thigh and calf

  • Muscle releases and soft tissue massage. to any other part of the body that is contributing to the problem

  • Individualised exercise program including stretching exercises and strength training.

  • Taping

  • Dry needling