Knee Pain

Knee pain is common throughout life.. You may have injured your knee playing sports, during an accident or fall or it may have progressively become sore. Knee pain can have a huge impact on our activities and our function in walking, sitting, standing and even when sleeping.

Common symptoms:

  • Pain at the front, sides or back of the knee
  • Swelling
  • Reduced knee bend or straighten
  • Pain under the kneecap
  • Knee pain while walking or up/down stairs
  • Pain in the knee during and/or after sport or activities
  • Knee giving way or feeling of instability
  • Pain sitting for an extended period of time
  • Pain at night

Potential causes:

  • Kneecap/Patellofemoral joint irritation
  • Arthritis
  • Fat pad irritation
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Meniscus injury
  • ACL/MCL or other ligament injuries
  • Hamstring or adductor tear
  • Referred pain from the lower back, hip

Assessment :

Subjective assessment: we will ask you about your knee pain and its behaviour, how it started and progressed and how it changes throughout the day. We are also interested in what activities you enjoy and the goal you want to reach.

Objective assessment: We will look at your whole body. We will assess your knee range of motion, muscle length and strength. We will also check other parts of your body, including your hips,core, pelvis, ankles and feet to see if they may be contributing to your symptoms.

Treatment :

  • Education regarding how your knee pain came about and how it can be reduced/managed.
  • Suggestions for activity modifications
  • Muscle and other soft tissue techniques
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Core muscle training with the assistance of real time ultrasound
  • Taping
  • Dry needling
  • A Tailored Home exercise programme including stretching, stabilisation and strengthening exercises

Plan:

From the moment we meet you, we are planning an individualised and holistic approach to help you reach your goal and be your best!

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