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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Knee Pain

When we talk about knee pain, we’re talking about a very large number of possible injuries and causes. Possible injuries include:

  • Damage and degeneration within the knee joint itself
  • Injury to the stabilising ligaments of the knee
  • Damage to the muscles that attach near the knee joint
  • Bone conditions and diseases
  • Conditions arising the biomechanical dysfunction of the knee

There are many examples of the above, and because they can share similar symptoms, it’s important to get a definitive diagnosis and appropriate management plan from your practitioner.

Examples include:
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury
  • Damage to the cartilage within the knee
  • Meniscal tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Synovitis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Dislocation
  • Osgood Schlatter's disease (growing pains in the knees in kids)
  • Runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome)
  • Jumper’s knee (patellar tendonitis)
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Bone tumours

Will I have other symptoms?

It really depends on the source of your knee pain, but may include:
  • Swelling
  • Weakness at the knee
  • Stiffness when moving the knee joint
  • Tingling or burning
  • Difficulty walking on the injured leg

How do you treat knee pain?

As described above there is significant variation in the causes of knee pain that can range from age, gender, trauma and sport to name a few. Our goal here is to take all of those factors into consideration and we treat with a great variety of modalities from dry needling, massage, gait retraining, orthotics and exercise prescription or possibly surgery if required. Every person has different needs and requirements and we strive to prescribe to the individuals needs.

Sciatica

Sciatica causes pain that starts at the lower back and spreads down into the leg. Effective treatments helps relieve pressure from the sciatic nerve and eliminate the symptoms.
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