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Knee Pain

The knee  

is a complex combination of three joints made up of bones, ligaments, muscles and cartilage. Although complex, the knee is especially prone to injury as it is in the middle of the hip and ankle/foot, so can become painful due to issues at either end. This, combined with its minimal rotational movement, renders it vulnerable to injury or inflammation with change-of-direction sports such as netball, football and tennis and even straight-line movements, such as running.

Common symptoms:

  • Direct pain in/around the knee: sharp or dull

  • Stiffness

  • Numbness or tingling

  • Inflammation or swelling

  • Pain/difficulty walking up/down stairs

  • Pain getting up/down from sitting

Your Physio will complete a detailed assessment to ascertain the cause of your knee pain. They will also will address any contributing factors, to reduce any risk of your pain returning. Our team will then design an individualised treatment plan for you which may include a rehabilitation/exercise program and treatment methods such as soft tissue therapy, stretching, dry needling and mobilisation. All rehabilitation programs are very flexible to suits your goals, needs and budget. See our membership models for some of the options. Rehabilitation can also be completed by you independently at home or at your gym, if this is preferred.

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Common causes of knee pain

  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome - pain from the kneecap joint

  • Meniscus (cartilage) injury

  • Patellar Tendinopathy

  • Kneecap Dislocation/Instability

  • Bursitis

  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury

  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) injury

  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) injury

  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) injury

Steps to take

1. Gain understanding as to what structure is involved and what the contributing factors are

2. Exercise your knees regularly

Appropriate exercise and stretching can increase strength, flexibility & function to an injured knee which will help both in the short and long term

3. Beneficial exercises for most knee issues (do not complete these if you discomfort during)

  • Glute Bridge

  • Clam

  • Step-Up

  • Bulgarian Split Squat

  • Bike

See our Your Tube Channel for exercise demonstrations: https://www.youtube.com/@barwonsportsphysiotherapy3640

Weights

 How do you book an appointment? 

Call us on 

03 5278 1121

Visit us

30 Bellerine St, Geelong OR

Shop 6, 57 Thompson Road 

Belmont

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