Knee Pain refers to any kind of pain or discomfort felt in either one or both of the knees. The assessment and management of Knee Pain is sometimes complicated because of the number of structures that comprise the knee, the manner in which they all interact, and the fact that people cannot stop using their knees to rest them. There are many different potential sources of Knee Pain, and they all affect people differently.
Knee Pain may be felt in the front, back or sides of the knees. Knee Pain may also be felt below or above the kneecap, within the knee joint itself, and may only occur when the knee is moved past or at a specific point. Sometimes, Knee Pain occurs with a painful locking, clunking or feeling of instability in the knee joint, which may indicate a problem with the joint structures. Knee Pain can arise due to muscular, bony, joint, ligamentous or neurological causes.
Knee pain can be further complicated by physical factors like weakness or stiffness, practical factors like work environments and task requirements, fear surrounding treatment, and the effect of ageing and past management on the mechanics of the knee joint.
Management of Knee Pain depends on the cause of the pain, how it feels and changes over the day, what makes it better or worse, and the length of time you have been experiencing the pain. All of these factors will be addressed in your initial assessment, which is the first step towards minimising and managing any pain or discomfort. The treatment you receive will be tailored to address the specific cause of your Knee Pain, and will focus on minimising pain, maximising your ability to move pain free, and developing a plan to minimise the risk of a flare-up in the future.
At Atlas Physio, we will provide you with education, structured management, and ongoing monitoring of your pain both in and out of the clinic. Contact us to arrange an assessment, and to take the first step on a course of corrective care today