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Knee Pain Treatment

The Knee

A healthy knee is vital for all weight bearing activities and even minor problems can have a significant effect on everyday activities like walking and climbing stairs. They can worsen rapidly meaning fast diagnosis and treatment is vital for a rapid recovery and return to your sport and activities.close up of female hands holding knee with knee pain

Our Knee pain treatment has helped many patients over the years suffering a wide range of knee problems including injuries from skiing or football, overuse problems with running, pain and stiffness from arthritis and post-surgery.

So if you are suffering with pain in the knee or it feels weak or unstable then call us to book an appointment. After a comprehensive assessment we will provide a diagnosis and begin an effective treatment plan and rehab.

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Structures in the knee and what goes wrong

JOINTS
There are two main joints within the knee.

Tibia femoral joint
The main knee joint where the thigh bone (femur) sits on top of the shin bone (tibia).

Patella-femoral joint
The knee cap (patella) sits in a groove on top of the thigh bone (femur) and can move up and down with bending. Cartilage covers the ends of all the bones and behind the knee cap. Various types of arthritis can affect the knee. The most common being osteoarthritis when the cartilage becomes worn, rough and inflamed causing severe pain with walking and climbing stairs.

Cartilage (MENISCI)
Within the main joint are two menisci- thick rings of cartilage to help fit the bones together and provide shock absorption.

They can be torn or damaged-especially with twisting injuries making it difficult to walk or straighten the knee. It may also lock or give way.

BURSAE
Within the knee joint there are many fluid filled sacs, called bursae. These protect the tendons from rubbing on bones and becoming worn.
Bursae may become aggravated and inflamed causing pain and swelling with walking or kneeling (housemaids knee)

LIGAMENTS
The knee is reinforced at each side by two ligaments: (medial and lateral collateral ligaments).
Deep within the knee joint are two more ligaments. (Anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments.)

These provide stability and strength and may be stretched or torn especially with a twisting injury resulting in pain, swelling and instability

Knee pain treatment with Physiotherapy

The initial aim of treatment is to reduce the pain, inflammation and swelling using a combination of ultrasound, taping, massage and stretches.

As healing progresses we work on the movement and strength of the knee using mobilising techniques and exercises.
As the rehabilitation progresses we look to increase balance and stability so helping prevent the injury recurring.

Finally treatment becomes more specific to the patients sport or activity

Why wait for an appointment?

You need a fast and accurate diagnosis of your knee problem and a plan for the best knee pain treatment for your condition. Any delay in treatment can make your recovery more difficult.

So call us now for an appointment or book online.

The quicker we start the better the outcome

Physio Answers - Lewisham

Contact our Lewisham clinic based at Anytime
Fitness Birdwood Avenue Lewisham SE13 6UR.

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Physio Answers - Leyton

Visit our physiotherapists based at our Leyton clinic -
300 High Road, Leyton, E10 5PW.

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Physio Answers - Southend

Find us at The Mayura Yoga Centre, 196 Eastern
Esplanade, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS1 3AA.

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