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Knee Pain

What is Knee Pain?

It is a common complain that affects people of all ages.

Can physiotherapy help people with knee pain?

Yes. Physiotherapy is an effective treatment for majority of the causes of knee pain and some people recover without the need for surgery. Those who require surgery still need physiotherapy before and after surgery. A Physiotherapist will carry out a comprehensive examination of your knee to ascertain the cause of your knee pain and provide corresponding physiotherapy treatment.

What are the causes of knee pain?

  • ACL injury

  • Fractures

  • Torn meniscus

  • Knee bursitis

  • Patella tendinitis

  • Loose body in the joint

  • Iliotibial band syndrome

  • Hip and foot pain

  • Dislocated knee cap

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Gout

  • Pseudogout

  • Septic arthritis

  • Osgood Schlatter’s

  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome

  • Excessive weight or obesity can accelerate degenerative changes in the joint causing pain

  • Lack of knee muscle flexibility and strength can lead to knee injuries

What other symptoms accompany knee pain?

  • Swelling

  • Stiffness

  • Knee feels warm to the touch

  • Muscle weakness

  • Muscle tightness

  • Joint instability

  • Popping, clicking or crunching noises

  • Inability to fully straighten or bend the knee

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