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Knee Pain Physiotherapy

Updated: Jun 20, 2023

Knee Pain Physiotherapy

If you're suffering from knee pain, you might need a knee pain physiotherapist to help increase and improve the flexibility and mobility of your joints and reduce pain and inflammation.

Knee joints are notoriously troublesome and can easily be injured during sporting or many other kinds of physical activity. Knees can also deteriorate with age. Knee pain is typically derived from the muscles, tendons, ligaments, meniscus and cartilage that make up the knee, and it can even be associated with hip joints or lower back issues.

Treating Knee Pain

Physiotherapy is an ideal way to treat knee pain because it doesn't require expensive and invasive surgery, nor does it rely on potentially harmful medications, and it can help you sidestep the dependencies that can develop on the back of extensive pain treatment medication regimes.

There is a range of physiotherapy treatments available for knee pain to provide not only pain relief but also increased mobility and increased flexibility. Some treatments available include manual therapy, which involves massaging and joint mobilisation, as well as bracing, stretching and taping. In some cases, even dry needling could be recommended.

When Should You See A Physiotherapist About Your Knee Pain?

Generally speaking, if you experience knee pain and it does not resolve on its own within one to two weeks, or it worsens progressively day by day, then it is strongly recommended that you seek the advice of a physiotherapist as soon as possible.

At Fixed Physio, we will conduct a thorough assessment and advise you on a range of potential treatments and strategies that could be employed to help you regain your mobility and become active again as soon as possible.

We will track the progress over the treatment period to ensure that you make progressive improvements in your range of motion, your range of function, and the strength of the joint.

It can take anywhere between six and eight weeks for a knee injury to heal. Therefore, you can expect your physiotherapy programme to last approximately the same length.

Kinds Of Knee Pain

There are two kinds of knee pain that should be considered.

One is acute knee pain, which occurs as a result of injuries often associated with sports. These could result from twisting, sudden changes of direction or abrupt and hard impact on the knee.

Gradual knee pain, on the other hand, can occur as a result of growth spurts among children, especially those who are extremely active and run and jump a lot. It can also occur amongst the elderly and is associated with osteoarthritis, age-related joint degeneration and general wear and tear.

Book your appointment with us at Fixed Physio to get knee pain physiotherapy that works!

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