Knee injuries

The knee joint is particularly vulnerable to damage and pain because it must tolerate massive forces and is exposed to many more times our body weight during running and jumping activities and sports (NHS Choices, 2015).

The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage that acts like a shock-absorbing pad between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone).  It is easily injured if the knee is twisted whilst bearing weight.  If your knee feels locked in a certain position and is unable to be straightened, it may indicate a serious tear of the meniscus and you should contact a medical professional immediately.

Stability of the knee is largely dependent on the ligaments of the joint.  These can become strained or even torn during high impact collisions or when falling awkwardly with the foot planted on the ground.  The main tendon at the front of the knee is prone to injury and pain, especially when starting a new activity or with a sudden increase in training volume or intensity

Runner’s knee is a common problem among runners and other athletes.  Symptoms include pain behind or around the patella (knee cap) made worse when squatting, descending stairs, running or even sitting for extended periods.  Knee pain will often settle with avoiding aggravating activities or reduced training volumes, however, if your pain is moderate to severe and is not settling you should seek the advice from one of our experienced physiotherapists.

Physiotherapy is beneficial for those experiencing knee pain or suffering from an injury to their knee joint.  It helps maintain a full range of movement and to strengthen the muscles around the joint

At the Centre for Clinical Physiotherapy we offer a wide range of services, knowledge and expertise to effectively treat and manage knee pain.  Treatments are delivered by highly skilled and experienced physiotherapists who are passionate about delivering a quality service and the best possible results for you.

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