Knee Pain

The knee is a complicated joint. It not only allows the leg to bend forwards and straighten, but it also allows rotation. There are many different conditions that can affect the knee, including:

  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • ITB syndrome
  • Osteo-arthritis
  • Cruciate injuries
  • Meniscal Injury/Meniscal Tears
  • Patella tendonitis

Juniors can also suffer from knee problems associated with their growth such as:

  • Osgood Schlatters
  • Sinding-Larssens-Johannsens

Appropriate treatment for knee pain requires diagnosing the affected structure. This can usually be done clinically (ie by hands on checking of the knee) but some times an ultrasound scan, X-Ray or MRI is needed.

Self Treatment Top Tips

As with ankle injuries it is difficult to give general advice for knee injuries as there are so many potential causes, however some things can help in the short term:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Ellevation
  • Strapping
  • Supportive shoes

Ongoing knee pain needs to be assessed and can respond well to orthotic intervention and physiotherapy input.

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