- by Dr Ruchika Bhargava (Pt)
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- Jun 22 2017
Physiotherapy for Knee pain-injuries
There are many kinds of knee injuries and disorders, which can be managed successfully by Physiotherapy. These vary from cartilage and ligament problems to muscular and tendon strains. Knee pain can also be due to worn out injuries, sudden injuries or disorders such as gout, arthritis or infections. Physiotherapists are experts in evaluating the cause of knee pain and treating the complication competently.
Ligament tears or sprains–
Ligaments impart strength to the knee by giving additional support. When a ligament is over-extended the ligament fibres can be impaired, resulting in pain, swelling and in many cases, joint vulnerability.
Cartilage tears (Meniscal tears) –
The cartilage moves as a shock absorber in the knee and can be impaired over a continued period as a result of natural wear and tear or when the knee is damaged.
Knee-Cap Pain (Patellofemoral Pain / CMP Condramalacia Patella) –
Unusual movement of the patella can be caused by; muscle disparity, a slight hollow in the femur, soft tissue constriction and introversion (flat) feet. Pain usually develops over a period of time. And tends to increase by any bent knee movement.
It is crucial that the correct detection is made for all knee injuries and that treatment starts as quickly as possible.
Treatment methods can involve certain strengthening exercises to rectify a muscle disparity, soft tissue massage, joint movement, and the fitting of custom made orthotics (biomechanics) to correct extreme foot introversion. This has a direct link to patellofemoral pain and a full biomechanical evaluation can be performed by expert Physiotherapists to diagnose the disproportion in your foot.
The extremely qualified Physiotherapists will aid expert treatment for your pain as well as advising certain exercises to manage the underlying cause.
PS: Exercises to be performed only under supervision of a therapis
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