Knee Pain

Knee pain or knee injuries are extremely common, and there are many causes. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your knee pain or injury so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. Knee pain can arise from soft tissue injuries eg ligament sprains and muscle strains, bone conditions eg knee arthritisOsgood Schlatters, and biomechanical dysfunction eg Patellofemoral syndrome. It may even be referred from your sciatica!

Knee pain has many causes and your knee treatment varies considerably depending on an accurate diagnosis. Treatment can involve simple knee mobilisation techniques, massage, taping, stretches, electrotherapy, accupuncture or strengthening exercises all the way through to a thorough rehabilitation protocol post knee reconstruction or knee replacement.

 

What are the symptoms

The location and severity of knee pain may vary, depending on the cause of the problem. Signs and symptoms that sometimes accompany knee pain include:

Swelling and stiffness

Redness and warmth to the touch

Weakness or instability

Popping or crunching noises

Inability to fully straighten the knee

Fortunatly, all our physiotherapists at both Abertillery Physiotherapy Clinic and Cardiff Physiotherapy Clinic have extensive experience in treating client’s with knee conditions from acute injury to degeneratively effected joints.

 

 

Common Signs and Symptoms of common knee conditions

 

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

Pain 

Swelling

Stifness

Instability

 

Meniscal (Cartilage) Tear

Swelling

Weakness

Instability

Locking

 

Illio Tibial Band Friction Syndrome (Runners Knee)

Pain

Swelling

Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury

Pain

Stiffness

Instability

Medial Collateral Ligament Injury

Pain

Swelling

Stiffness

Instability

Osteoarthritis

Pain

Swelling

Stifness

Weakness

Instability

Locking