April 9, 2021
Knee Pain is common. After back pain it is the second most common complaint our physios see. Luckily in most cases, knee pain settles down after simple treatments and can be managed at home, enabling you to move better and live better.
Understanding the types and causes of knee pain helps find the right treatment method:
1. Knee pain where there’s been an injury
2. Knee pain but without any obvious injury
Thankfully, your Physio will be able to quickly identify if your knee pain is caused from a mechanical problem that they will then be able to help you resolve and manage. If they consider it to be a medical problem that needs an Orthopaedic opinion or your GP’s input, they can help advise the best route for you.
If you are currently experiencing knee pain or swelling, here are a few things you can try at home to see if they give you some relief.
If you are experiencing any of the following, it is bets to make an appointment with your Physio to help with your knee pain management.
If you should find that your knee is badly swollen, has changed shape or you have a very high temperature, feel hot and shivery and have redness or heat around your knee it is important that you make an appointment with your GP or attend your local minor injuries unit. Despite this, be rest assured that most knee pain can be down to a simple mechanical issue.
Your knee relies on strong, fast reacting muscles to stabilise it and control movement and load through the joint. Thankfully this means that even if you do have changes to your joint surfaces or your ligaments, in most cases your knee pain will reduce if you rehabilitate the knee correctly.
Knee rehabilitation can be very straight forward and consists of strengthening muscles, what we call proprioceptive training (improving the sense of movement and body positioning) and flexibility. By making exercises part of your weekly routine you will make a positive step forward in helping your overall knee health.
If you would like a bespoke programme made for you by one of our team, get in touch. We are here to help you and your knees Move Better and Live Better- call 01795 534113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org