The knee carries the weight of the entire upper body, particularly when we are standing up. In which case, pain on the knee is indeed debilitating.
Physiotherapists provide treatment and advice to help assist in its healing or to avoid further deterioration. However, if early treatment is not done, then surgery may the only possible course of action.
Damage, strain, or sprain to the structures of the knee can give rise to the pain and other symptoms. It can be the result of a sudden injury (from strenuous sports activities) or by repeatedly applying tension on the knee and surrounding areas. Improper alignment of the kneecap, alteration of its joint mechanics including those in the hips and other nearby joints should be taken into consideration. Osteoarthritis or “wear and tear” is a condition that can cause pain on the knee and is common to most adults.
A trouble on the knee may sometimes have symptoms other than pain. It can involve stiffness, soreness, immobility, swelling, and hardness when trying to straighten or bend the entire leg.
Diagnosis and Treatment
To diagnose the cause and enable our physiotherapist to know what is the best possible treatment, certain tests will be done using x-rays, scans, and other applicable equipment. Our physio will find what is causing the pain on your knee. Once ascertained, he or she will provide assistance in correcting the improper mechanics of your knee and other joints. His/her aim is to help you restore your movement with confidence and maintain the comfort of your mobility.
In some cases, our physiotherapist may have to do a referral in order for the condition to undergo further medical examination.