Why do I have knee pain?
Parramatta knee pain
Knee pain is a common problem. It can varies from acute injuries, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage to medical complications even arthritis, gout and infections can cause knee pain. The pain varies as well, it can be highly localised or might be diffuse. In the case of an acute knee injury, rehabilitation therapy may rectify the issue.
Knee pain symptoms.
- Swelling and stiffness
- Redness and warmth
- Weakness or instability
- Popping or crunching noises
- Instability to fully straighten the knee
Knee pain major causes.
In this article, we have summed up the major causes of knee pain.
- Injuries of the knee ligaments: These are common sports injuries, a tear of a ligament. The knee ligaments are the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and the medial or lateral collateral ligament (MCL/LCL).
- Torn meniscus: This is a rubbery, flexible and though tissue and acts as a shock absorb-er between your shinbone and thighbone. This injury could happen if you suddenly twist your knee while bearing weight on is.
- Knee bursitis: The bursae are the small sacs of fluid that cushion the outside of your knee joints so that tendons and ligaments glide smoothly over the joint. Some knee injuries cause inflammation in these bursae, the inflammation is what we call the bursitis.
- Arthritis of the knee: Arthritis is a chronic degenerative condition that necessarily requires surgery. Rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic osteoarthritis and Osteoarthritis are the three most common types of arthritis in humans. In each of these conditions, common symptoms are stiffness accompanied with swelling.
Knee pain treatments.
The treatments will vary, this depending on what causes the pain. One way to treat the pain is with medication or injections. The doctor may prescribe this to relive the pain and to treat underlying conditions. Depending on what the injury is, it may require surgery.
But what can Physiotherapy do for you. If you have an unstable feeling in the knee, there are some good exercises to strengthen the muscles around the knee and make you knee more stable. But if you are physically active or you are practising a sport, you may need exercises to correct movement patterns that may be affecting your knees and to establish good technique during your sport or activity. Exercises to improve your flexibility and balance also are important.
Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.