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What is Knee Pain?
Awkward movements, falls, twists, and overuse can result in a range of injuries to your knee.
And sometimes knee pain gradually gets worse over time.
Common knee injuries and causes of pain include ligament damage, tendon and cartilage tears, patello-femoral pain syndrome and osteoarthritis.
Once assessed and the cause of the problem is understood, many knee injuries recover from regular physio.
A small number of knee problems can end up needing an operation or knee replacement. But let’s do what we can to avoid that first!
The most common symptoms are pain and stiffness in your knee joint that gets worse when you walk and go up stairs.
Knee pain can also be caused by sitting for long periods of time and/or getting up out of a chair or a car.
Other symptoms can include clicking noises or grating feelings inside your knee joint.
When you book an appointment with a physiotherapist from The Physio Co to get help with your Knee Pain, the first appointment will involve your physiotherapist asking questions about you, your general health, your future goals and the symptoms of your arthritis.
They will also likely ask you to show them how you move parts of your body under their instruction so they can properly assess and understand the problem.
It’s likely the physiotherapist will also gently feel and move the injured part of your body too.
After the first 1-2 appointments, once you and your physiotherapist have discussed the likely cause of the problem, the treatment needed and the likely time it will take to improve, you will receive a 1-page plan of what will happen next.
That plan will be a short, tailored and personal plan for you describing the recommended treatment and next steps.
Your plan will likely involve 4-12 weeks of treatment before it is reviewed, reassessed and considered if a new plan or updated plan is needed.
It’s super-important that you read, understand and follow your plan. If you have any questions, please ask your physiotherapist as soon as you can
The treatment you physio recommends will depend on what is affected and any pain.
There is no way of knowing exactly which treatment will work best for you. You will likely need to trial a few different treatments before finding the one that works for you.
When the plan is complete, we will review it together and decide what comes next.