Physiotherapy for Knee Pain & Injuries
Injuries can come at the worst of times, and the knee is no exception. It may be before an important sports match, a dance performance, or a hiking expedition that has been months in planning.
Whatever the situation, it is important not to ignore knee pain and seek out an assessment as soon as possible. If you are experiencing pain, swelling, stiffness, weakness, instability, or locking it's important to seek professional advice. Your physiotherapist will aim to identify the cause of your knee pain and advise on the most appropriate course of action.
Common Knee Injuries
There are many different conditions that can cause your knees can become painful and inflamed. Our physiotherapists will take your symptom and medical history into account when performing their assessment in order to provide the most accurate diagnosis.
Some of the most common causes of knee pain are:
When ligaments (such as the ACL, PCL, LCL or MCL) are damaged, the knee joint may become unstable. Ligament damage often happens from a sports injury. A torn ligament severely limits knee movement.
Runner's Knee (ITS Syndrome)
Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury of the connective tissues that are located on the lateral or outer part of thigh and knee. It causes pain and tenderness in those areas, especially just above the knee joint.
Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common cause of knee pain in growing adolescents. It is an inflammation of the area just below the knee where the tendon from the kneecap (patellar tendon) attaches to the shinbone (tibia).
Osteoarthritis, commonly known as wear-and-tear arthritis, is a condition in which the natural cushioning between joints (cartilage) wears away. When this happens, the bones of the joints rub more closely against one another with less of the shock-absorbing benefits of cartilage.
Jumper's knee (also known as patellar tendinopathy) is a degenerative condition to the patellar tendon, the cord-like tissue that joins the patella to the shin bone. Jumper's Knee is an overuse injury. That means it occurs after frequent knee flexion movements.
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a broad term used to describe pain in the front of the knee and around the patella, or kneecap. It includes conditions such as patellofemoral maltracking and Chondromalacia Patellae.
How does it all work?
They also give a little bit of homework, usually exercises. These are are designed to decrease pain and improve strength.
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Why Choose Sycamore Health?
Two Convenient Locations in Morayfield and Sippy Downs: our clinics are ideally located in the heart of Morayfield and Sippy Downs.
Online booking: our online booking system is easy to navigate and lets you book your appointments at any time.
Same-day appointments: we understand that sometimes you need to see us as soon as possible, so we reserve several appointments each day for those who require urgent assistance.
Private treatments: to ensure you are comfortable, all treatment is provided one-on-one with your physiotherapist in private rooms.
A range of physiotherapy approaches: our physiotherapists employ a range of approaches and services, including hands-on treatment, tailored advice, gym-based rehabilitation, and customised home exercise programs.
Highly trained physiotherapists: our team of physiotherapists are all fully qualified and highly skilled.
Tailored therapies: we know that your knee pain is unique to you, so we make sure our approach is based on your specific situation.