Knee pain

Knee joint is an intricate anatomical structure of the human body, however functionally unless affected by trauma knee joint is much dependent on the function of the feet, hip and pelvis due to its location inside the lower kinetic chain.

Symptoms

Knee pain symptoms mostly follow anatomy of the knee. Most non-arthritic knee pain is situated below, above or under the knee cup. Arthritic, meniscal or ligamentous pain is situated on or around inner knee (so call joint line). Symptoms from traumatic athletic overuse, running and etc. have special clinical presentation.

DIAGNOSIS

Most knee conditions could be diagnosed clinically

Diagnostic Ultrasonography

is most useful in diagnosing soft tissue pathology (tendons, muscles, superficial ligaments, bursas and joint swelling) and is a screening modality of choice.

MRI

is superior in diagnosing deeper structures such as ACL/PCL ligaments and menisci.

X-Ray

is useful in seeing arthritic changes.

Knee conditions we treat at Care Plus Physiotherapy

  • Knee arthritis
  • Knee bursitis
  • Runners knee
  • ACL/PCL tears
  • MCL tears
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • ITB band syndrome
  • Meniscus tears
  • Medial retinacular pain syndrome

Preventing knee pain and knee injury

  • Always warm up before exercising.
  • Achieve balance in your thigh muscles by doing exercises and yoga.
  • strengthen your hip muscles.
  • Train balance exercises.