Knee Pain Physio


Knee Pain generally falls into two criteria: 

  1. Pain that is generated from structures outside of the knee joint that be recreated through direct pressure. These injuries involved superficial muscles and ligaments or the kneecap. This type of knee is less serious and is improved with physiotherapy rehabilitation.
  2. The more serious type of knee pain is that which is generated internally inside the knee joint. This is more serious as it involves the deeper structures of the knee, eg the cruciate ligaments or the knee cartilage.

Causes of Knee Pain

As the knee is a weight-bearing joint it undergoes significant load during walking and running, therefore it is particularly prone to injury if exposed to abnormal twisting or exposure to external trauma. 

There are several causes of knee pain & experienced physiotherapy assessment is necessary to differentiate between the many causes of this condition: 

  • Muscular
  • Tendon
  • Cruciate ligament tear 
  • Meniscus (Cartilage) 
  • Medial or lateral collateral ligament 
  • Osgood Schlatter disease: This is an irritation of the patella ligament where it inserts into bone and is more in adolescents.
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Knee Pain Assessment

If knee pain occurred due to trauma then evaluation will focus on the knee joint itself. Potential structures involved include the muscles, anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus. 

If, as in most cases, the knee joint pain arose due to overuse, then a movement quality evaluation of the whole lower limb and trunk region is warranted. 

Swelling, clicking, or giving way are all strong indicators of knee joint pathology and should be investigated immediately, as they may indicate more serious injury involving the cruciate ligaments or cartilage. 

Pain in the front of the knee which is made worse with running & jumping may indicated injury to the knee ligament just below the kneecap or Osgood-Schlatters disease (irritation of the patellar ligament where it inserts into the bone). 

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  • I have been to the clinic a few times and have had a great experience each time.  Keelan is so thorough, helpful and knowledgeable! Would definitely highly recommend!

  • I couldn't recommend Keelan highly enough. He was so conscientious and knowledgeable. He took the time to ask plenty of questions to gain a detailed insight into my reasons for arranging a physio appointment. He was able to identify and explain the cause of my knee/leg pain and delivered effective treatment. He also provided a selection of exercises and demonstrated each one, ensuring to check my understanding throughout. Absolutely top quality service!

  •  I had two sessions with Keelan and it was great. I had mcl damage and the initial and progressive exercises he prescribed over the two sessions helped me immensely to get back to where I was before the injury occurred after only a few weeks.

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