Your knee is an area that is quite susceptible to damage due to the large amount of ligaments and other soft tissues around the joint.
Knee problems can be varied as there are different structures that can become damaged and can cause you pain along with other symptoms.
Your knee has two joints: the patellofemoral joint which connects your knee cap to the two bones at the knee and the tibiofemoral joint which connects the tibia (upper leg) and the femur (lower leg). There are lots of ligaments in the knee that can become damaged during sporting activities or injury and this can compromise the stability of the knee joint and its alignment.
Physiotherapy can be a very effective treatment for knee problems and can help to strengthen up your knee and prevent you from re-injuring yourself, particularly returning to sports.
What knee conditions do we treat?
Your physiotherapist will carry out a complete subjective and objective assessment of your knee and surrounding structures to distinguish what is causing your symptoms.
There are various knee conditions that we regularly treat at Farrell Physiotherapy, including:
- ACL injuries
- PCL injuries
- LCL and MCL injuries
- Cartilage problems
- Pre and post surgical pain
- Knee replacements
- Anterior knee pain
- ITB syndrome
- Patella maltracking
What treatment options are available for knee conditions?
Following your assessment you will be given a treatment programme by your physiotherapist. There are several different treatment options depending on what knee condition you have and what your symptoms are. Each treatment plan varies person to person and takes into account your lifestyle and goals.
Treatment can include:
- Core stability exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Stretching exercises
- Patella mobilisation
- Orthotic advice
- Patellar taping
- Anti-inflammatory advice
- Walking aid advice
- Soft tissue massage
- Ice/heat therapy
- Activity modification advice
- Balance exercises
What is the benefit of physiotherapy for a knee condition?
There are many benefits of physiotherapy for knee conditions and depending on what your condition is and what your symptoms are, there will be different benefits.
Benefits of physiotherapy for knee conditions includes:
- Reduced pain
- Reduced swelling
- Improved range of movement
- Increased muscle strength
- Improved balance and proprioception
- Enhanced general fitness
- Promotion of healing and a quicker return to sports
- Promotion of independence with activities of daily living
Why choose Farrell Physiotherapy?
We pride ourselves on providing excellent patient care ensuring you are always at the centre of what we do. We are committed to continuous education and development to make sure we are up to date with the latest practices and therefore you can feel confident you are getting the best possible advice and care when coming to Farrell Physiotherapy.