Knee Pain Physiotherapy Edmonton
Are Your Experiencing Knee Pain? Therapeutic Regimens Can Help You Get Relieved
Knee injuries are most common when participating in sports or slipping and falling. These can cause ligament or knee cartilage damage and patella (knee-cap dislocation) subluxation. Hence, it is advisable to see a physiotherapist as soon as possible.
Is Physiotherapy Effective for Knee Pain?
The correct answer is yes!
Physiotherapy is exceptionally beneficial for knee pain, whether you have an acute, sporting injury or more long-term pain due to osteoarthritis. Physiotherapists are movement and function experts who are well-equipped to assist you in your recovery. We are the best choice for handling knee pain using practical therapeutic approaches to ensure you get back to the activities you enjoy, such as high-level sports, long walks or runs, and increased general mobility!
Common Symptoms and Injuries to the Knee
The knee is one of the most commonly injured parts simply because it allows the body to function correctly. However, if injured, the knee can cause severe limitations in daily living, ranging from significant ligament damage and worn cartilage to bone fractures.
The knee joint is a complex anatomical structure primarily made up of a capsule surrounded by muscular attachments that make up its more comprehensive anatomy and can cause various additional problems. Therefore, if you notice discomfort across your kinetic chain, which consists of the neck, lower back, hip, knee and ankle kindly contact our clinic immediately for a thorough examination.
Most Common Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain is a joint in children during growth spurts, after trauma from sports or falls, or as we age due to wear and tear. Knee pain can be caused by muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, or the meniscus. It can also be referred from the hip joint or the lower back. Another common cause of knee pain is knee osteoarthritis. This condition is a type of wear and tear on the knee caused by aging. It happens when the cartilage, the natural cushioning between the bones, wears away. As a result, the symptoms worsen over time.
So, How Will Physiotherapy Help My Knee Pain?
To begin, your physiotherapist will evaluate thoroughly to determine the causes and contributing factors to your knee pain; your flexibility, strength, and balance will also be considered. Hands-on techniques such as soft tissue massage and joint mobilizations are then used to help relieve any muscle tightness or joint stiffness.
We also use ultrasound and heat packs. All these things help increase blood flow to the area, which speeds up healing and relaxes the muscles.
Suppose a structural issue or biomechanics causes knee pain. We recommend orthotics to help with lower limb alignment and correct foot posture.
What to Expect From Knee Pain Physical Therapy
The first visit is critical to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment. Our physiotherapist will interview you to learn about the history of your problem, aggravating and relieving factors, and any previous medical history that may have contributed to the overall problem. Then, a focused examination will be conducted based on the information gathered during the history. The test may include, but is not limited to, the following:
The knee’s range of motion refers to how far it can bend or straighten. To help direct treatment, the physiotherapist may use special instruments to measure how your knee moves.
Because there are numerous muscular attachments around the knee, a strength measurement can help determine whether muscular weakness or imbalance is causing your knee pain.