The knee is the most weight bearing joint of the body, and is also one of the commonly injured joints.. Bones, cartilage, ligaments, Meniscus and tendons work together to form your knee joint and allow you to Move your leg. Because of all the moving parts on the knee and the sensitive nature of the joint, it’s very prone to multiple types of injuries.
Because of the complex knee structure, various types of injuries happen at it. In some cases, more than one knee structure is affected and also injured. Below are the most common types of injuries.
- Knee fracture
- Knee dislocation
- Meniscus Tear
- Ligament Rupture
- Knee Tendon Tear
- Knee Sprain/Strains
- Kneecap subluxation/dislocations
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 noise
- inability to fully straighten the knee.
- Unable to take weight
How Physiotherapy Can Help in Knee Pain?
A Skilled Physiotherapist can personalize your treatment to address your specific injury and help you return to your lifestyle goals, be it climbing the stairs pain free, running, skiing or something else that is important to you. Treatments with your trusted Physiotherapist will often start with pain control strategies.
Your therapist may use other modalities such as laser, ultrasound, acupuncture or dry needling to help. Once your pain is under control, they will use hands-on techniques to improve mobility at your hip, knee or ankle joints through mobilizations and manipulations.
They will also give you exercises that will help you build strength and control through your lower extremity, depending upon the situation. The exercises should strengthen the muscles surrounding the joint. And also lengthen the muscles to improve mobility at joints.
If your knee pain continues, we highly recommend visiting a PhysioRehab Group. Have a Physiotherapist conduct a thorough evaluation of your knee and determine a treatment plan that will help you get back on track quickly.
Contact us to book your initial consultation today. We are open in Brampton and Bolton!