Physio for Knee Pain
Physiotherapy for knee pain is one of the most common presentation to us at Specific Physio Preston. The knee is an important joint that, when injured, can lead to problems with walking, running, playing sport and performing work. Causes of knee pain can generally be classified into sudden (acute) injuries or long-term (chronic or overuse) injuries. Read on below to find out how physiotherapy can help with your knee problems.
What is knee physio?
Knee physio, also known as knee physiotherapy, is a type of physical therapy that is specifically designed to help patients recover from pain, injuries or surgeries to the knee. Knee physio can help to improve range of motion, strength, and flexibility in the knee joint. It can also help to reduce pain and swelling. Knee physio is often used in conjunction with other forms of rehabilitation, such as occupational therapy or physiotherapy. Treatment typically begins with a comprehensive assessment, during which the therapist will assess the patient's range of motion, strength, and flexibility. Based on this assessment, the therapist will develop a customised treatment plan. Treatment may include exercises, massage, electrical stimulation, and hot/cold therapy.
Acute And Sports-Related Injuries
Acute knee injuries most frequently occur when participating in sports and often present to us for knee physiotherapy. These occurrences may harm ligaments, the meniscus (knee cartilage), or result in a dislocation of the patella (knee cap). It is best to have these types of injuries looked out by a physiotherapist as soon as possible because occasionally they may need surgery, especially if improperly handled. A physiotherapist is an excellent initial port of call to ascertain whether we can help or whether additional referral to a specialist may be necessary.
The knee has four major ligaments
-The anterior-cruciate ligament (ACL)
-Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
-Medial lateral collateral ligament (MCL)
-Lateral collateral ligament (LCL)
These ligaments' main function is to stabilise the knee joint. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that rests between the knee joint's surfaces, distributing force and enabling friction-free motion between them. The length or intensity of rehabilitation will depend on the nature and location of the damage to these structures. Even if surgery is ultimately necessary, strengthening and improving knee motion with exercise will make recovery after surgery more effective.
Physio for knee - chronic pain
Physio for knee chronic pain is important to reduce symptoms and longevity. Patello-femoral pain (also known as knee cap pain or mal-tracking) and osteoarthritis of the knee are the two most frequent longer-term knee ailments. These disorders can be brought on by a variety of factors, but they frequently arise from weak muscular control or previous knee injuries.
Changes in activity, focused strength training, and occasionally taping or orthotics to help with pain management are all possible components of rehabilitation. These all help you to resume normal activities and are very effectively managed with the help of physiotherapy.
Does running cause knee arthritis?
The quick response is no. The slightly more detailed response is "we don't think so." The researchers examined the link between running and hip and/or knee osteoarthritis in this extensive study of more than 11,000 participants. They discovered no link between running and a higher risk of these illnesses.
In fact, they discovered that moderate runners actually had a decreased risk of developing knee and hip osteoarthritis! So do visit one of the physiotherapists at Specific Physiotherapy if you have any concerns about your running or any discomfort you may be experiencing so we can help you get back into it.
What should I do if I have knee pain right now?
Ilio-tibial band (ITB) syndrome (runner's knee), patellar tendinopathy (jumper's knee), and fat pad impingement are additional conditions that can affect the knee. Fortunately, physiotherapists are able to treat all of these disorders extremely effectively. If you have any questions, visit the Contact Us page or schedule an appointment at Specific Physiotherapy to address your pain right now.
We are situated at 10 St. Duthus Street, Preston, Victoria. Please use the website to schedule a physical therapy appointment. In addition, before your first physiotherapy visit, kindly provide image reports. Call us at 0490 021 474 if you have any questions.
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