Knee Pain Treatment
At Physio Fit, we love treating knee pain! As physiotherapists, we have extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and use our expertise in hands on treatment and exercise prescription to ensure we rid these problems for the long term. Whether you are young or old, active or not so active, or whether your knee issue is new or been around for a while, we can help you get back to doing the things you love pain free again!
Your knees are a vital part of everyday movement and activity, and it is incredibly important to look after them. Knees are vulnerable to pain and injury and physiotherapy can act not only as a treatment for the post injury patient, but also as a preventative measure.
Pain is often experienced within or around the knee joint. This includes the knee cap, the patella tendon, the joint itself or any of the muscles supporting the knee. This is often seen in athletes such as runners, footballers, basketballers, netballers and many more.
What contributes to knee pain?
Generally people leading an active lifestyle with jobs or hobbies that require you to put increased load through the joint. Things such as squatting, running, jumping and many others can contribute to this pain coming on. Often we will find there is weakness in the muscles surrounding the knee or even at the hip that can contribute to this occurring by allowing the knee to fall in when landing, running or changing direction.
Alternatively knee pain can occur when you try and return to or begin an activity involving lots of running or jumping without any preparation.
Just because these are the common presentations we see doesn’t mean they’re the only ones we see!! Knee pain can be complicated and happen for a lot of reasons and we know that!
What can we do about it?
In general, our process will be trying to reduce your pain as quickly as possible so that we can start to get you nice and strong again! To reduce your pain we can use a variety of different techniques including massage, dry needling and taping.
Once your pain is reduced we can get you back to moving well and strengthening the surrounding muscles to take the load off of the joint itself to give you great long term results!
What to expect at Physio Fit Adelaide?
Initial assessment with a physiotherapist includes thorough discussion of the nature of your pain (where, type of symptoms, duration and intensity of symptoms) as well as a bit about you! We can’t help you get better if we don’t know what it is you want to get back to! So we will also discuss your work, physical activity and other life demands to determine what management you need to get back to those things stronger and more robust than before!
We will then conduct a thorough physical assessment. This will involve both hands on assessment from the therapist but also practical assessment. This will include things related to your specific history, for example: running, kicking, squatting, jumping, lunging, getting on and off the floor and definitely ‘that exercise in the gym’ that gives you your hip pain. We will also make sure we keep track of how things are changing and add or subtract things from your program when necessary to make sure you’re always getting the best care possible! We’ll provide you with a management plan to help you understand your condition and your path forward to become pain free!
Don't delay your recovery - Take action today!
The occasional niggle or tightness may be nothing to worry about, but failing to pay attention to sharp or lingering pain may end up causing you a lot of problems in the future. If knee pain is stopping you from doing what you normally love to do, then it is time to get it looked at by one of our experienced physiotherapists. In general, knee pain that is affecting your day to day life is a sign that something needs to be looked at.
Often we just assume things will get better by themselves or with enough rest, but this is rarely the case, so take action and get back to doing what you love as soon as possible!