Knee pain may occur as a result of a specific injury to the knee joint complex e.g. ligament strains or tears, meniscal injuries or due to muscle imbalances which may alter the tracking of your patella resulting in pain and/or swelling.
Knee pain may also arise from wear and tear of the joint surfaces (osteo-arthritis) leading to altered walking patterns and muscle imbalances.
Referred pain from the hip or spine can also result in knee pain.
What happens if I have Knee Pain?
Our physiotherapists will thoroughly assess your range of movement, ligament stability and muscle control to determine any local source of pain. They will also assess your walking and functional activities that you have trouble with to determine other possible contributing factors eg weakness around the hip resulting in an altered walking pattern, muscle imbalances causing your knee cap to track incorrectly or pain originating and referred from the lumbar spine or pelvis. After determining the contributing factors, they will discuss the best treatment plan to optimise your recovery.