Knee Pain Treatment

Vitalis Physiotherapy treatment for knee pain is performed in three steps:

Knee Joint

Our Physiotherapists see a number of patients of all ages coming to them with knee pain.

Though there are a range of causes which may leave patient susceptible to developing knee pain, there is a growing number of people who are prone to overloading the joint, leading to pain and injury of the knee. As a result, more and more patients visit Vitalis Physiotherapy to inquire about our physiotherapy treatment for this condition.

What are the common causes of knee pain?

Knee pain can stem from a range of causes, from muscle, ligament and bone injuries through sports or car accidents, to inflammation from conditions like bursitis. Even simple triggers like overloading the knee with certain movements or degenerative factors can cause knee pain.

If the pain persists for days or even weeks, it is necessary to seek the best treatment for acute and chronic knee pain. Pain can be a result of musculoskeletal conditions and in some rare cases, of serious diseases.

Are there types of knee pain?

The term ‘knee pain’ can be broadly divided into categories which describe a range of common knee-related problems, including:

  • Tendinopathy – overuse/damage to knee and leg tendons
  • Bursitis – inflammation to the bursa between the knee joints
  • Ligament strains/sprains
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee joints and bones
  • Instability, or dislocation, of the knee joints.
  • Fracture or breaking of the knee
  • Neuropathy (nerve damage/dysfunction)

Trauma (car accident, fall, etc), high impact and strenuous activity (sports) can increase the likelihood of developing knee pain or an associated condition. Often, knee pain can be felt in the leg bones (shins and femur), thigh, and go radiate to the hip/pelvic areas.

Some of the most common conditions we treat:

ACL Injury
Biceps Femoris Tendinopathy
Dislocated Knee
Femoral Condyle Fractures
Hamstring Tendinopathy
Kneecap Fracture
Knee Chondral Defects
Knee Ligament Injuries
Knee OA
MCL Injury
Quadriceps Tendinopathy
Runner’s Knee
Sciatica
Swimmer’s Knee
Tibial Plateau Fractures

What does knee pain treatment involve?

To minimise or completely remove knee pain, it is best to seek professional treatment. The Vitalis Physiotherapy team customises a treatment approach based on several factors, mostly depending on the cause and severity of the problem.

At your initial appointment, we complete a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis. Based on this, we will recommend some treatment options to reduce your knee pain. We can also give you advice on correct movements and techniques to reduce strain and minimise inflammation.

Our treatment options to alleviate knee pain

  • Soft tissue release to reduce muscle spasms
  • Joint & Nerve mobilisation techniques to reduce pain and improve circulation
  • Personalised exercise program plans to strengthen the area
  • Shockwave Therapy to help reduce & eliminate muscle pain in a non-invasive way
  • Dry needling to target painful trigger points
  • Taping for muscle support
  • Workplace ergonomic assessments for the prevention of future conditions
  • Education on load management
  • Gait Scan to look at issue with weight bearing and other factors

Products we use for knee pain treatment

  • Supportive Belts & Braces
  • Foam Roller
  • Heat pack or ice bag
  • Custom Foot Orthotics / Supportive footwear

Contact Vitalis Physiotherapy to find out more about our knee pain treatment and methods we employ to help you.

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