If you have any conditions affecting the knee come in and see one of our friendly Physio staff.
Most injuries can be repaired with conservative treatment - physiotherapy hands on treatment and rehabilitative exercises. However, if the injury is quiet extensive, surgery may be advised.
Your Physio can give you the appropriate advice regarding surgery and will play a very important role in your post-operative rehabilitation.
Mild knee injuries may heal by themselves, but all injuries should be seen to by a Physio. Prompt medical attention is important as this allows for the appropriate treatment / management of injuries, which in turn optimizes healing and long-term outcomes.
If advanced treatment is needed, we can refer you to a sports physician or orthopaedic surgeon.
The knee is the main functional joint of the lower leg. Due to the nature of the joint and the forces placed upon it; injuries affecting the knee are amongst the most commonly seen in Physiotherapy practice.
The causes of these include;
- Sporting injuries
- Biomechanical imbalances - e.g. poor running, muscle length differences, muscle strength differences
- Age related changes
There are many structures within the knee joint that can be affected;
- The outer bone surfaces
- The patella-femoral joint in itself
Dependent on your ages and activity level there are specific conditions that are common amongst different groups; most of which can be treated by your Physio.
Patella-femoral syndrome is one of the most common knee complaints and is encountered by people of all ages and activity levels; young females however have a slightly high occurrence. PFPS is caused by maltracking of the kneecap and with the guidance of your Physiotherapist and the correct exercises pain free movement can be achieved.