We can advise on the best sort of treatment for your knee aches and pains. Treatment for arthritis for instance will be different to treatment for ligament injury. Our physio will recommend the right combination of treatment here such as laser therapy, massage, exercises, acupuncture and chiropractic.
Causes of Knee Pain
Effective treatment starts with diagnosing what is causing your knee pain. We will manually examine all the muscles and ligaments in your knee as well as test for cartilage damage. Arthritis of the knee is quite common and our on-site x-ray helps diagnose if you have this.
The knee can be easily injured by twisting especially when it is bent. This often leads to Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or a tear in the cartilage in the knee. Over-flexing the knee can cause Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) tears and over-pronation (flattened foot arches) can cause accelerated wear and tear causing arthritis or Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome. Sports injuries regularly involve the knee and can be due to weakened muscles which leave the knee vulnerable.
Knee pain may be due to a knee problem or may be due to referred pain from the hip or back. We will be able to tell. If you think you may have any of these problems then a thorough examination can get to the bottom of it.
Knee problems that we can help
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament injury
- Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome
- Torn cartilage
- Arthritis pain
If you want to discuss alternatives to drugs and surgery for your knee problem, then we would be happy to help. Call us for a free consultation.
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