Table of Contents
- Common Causes of Knee Pain
- Should You See a Physician or a Physiotherapist for Knee Pain?
- Physiotherapy Helps Knee Pain
- When You Should See a Physiotherapist for Knee Pain
- How Does a Physiotherapist Treat Knee Pain?
Athletes often have knee pain, and it can be difficult to choose when to see a physiotherapist. Numerous reasons, including overuse, trauma, and degeneration, may result in a knee injury. If you are experiencing knee pain or discomfort of any type, you should get treatment as soon as possible.
Our skilled physiotherapists diagnose, treat and rehabilitate knee ailments. We provide various individualized therapies to assist you with getting back on track fast and securely.
Common Causes of Knee Pain
- Meniscal tears
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Medial and lateral ligament sprains
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Patellofemoral joint (PFJ) syndrome
- Illio-tibial band (ITB) syndrome
- Quadriceps tendinopathy/tendinitis
- Chondromalacia patella
- Osgood Schlatter’s disease
- Hamstring muscle strains and tears
Should You See a Physician or a Physiotherapist for Knee Pain?
In most instances, your physician will send you to a physiotherapist to diagnose your knee discomfort. Visiting a physiotherapist expedites therapy and your physiotherapist is qualified to immobilize the joint if required and to monitor your rehabilitation and recovery.
However, suppose you are bleeding excessively and suffering unbearable pain. If your limb is deformed or your bone is protruding, you should immediately go to a hospital or a facility that offers 24-hour emergency treatment.
Physiotherapy Helps Knee Pain
Physiotherapy aims to improve the mobility and flexibility of the knee joints. In addition, it assists with the therapy of knee pain by strengthening the muscles around the knee joints, reversing any damage and preventing future pain episodes.
When You Should See a Physiotherapist for Knee Pain
Make an appointment with one of our physiotherapists for an evaluation if you are suffering persistent muscular or joint discomfort, or if you want help with rehabilitation after an accident. There is no specific time frame for receiving physiotherapy for knee pain, although it is preferable to undergo an evaluation and diagnosis as soon as possible.
How Does a Physiotherapist Treat Knee Pain?
- Taping or bracing
Tape or a brace may be required to overcome a knee condition. You will be able to be as active as possible while managing your knee discomfort. One of our physiotherapists will be able to provide you with the most effective treatment options.
- Reduction of inflammation
Our physiotherapists use a range of procedures to reduce pain and inflammation in a knee injury. You must immediately minimize swelling and inflammation if you desire a speedy recovery from your knee injury.
- Modification of activity
If your knee is painful, you should avoid activities that strain it. One of our physiotherapists can advise you on what to avoid doing. For instance, if you have a problem beneath your kneecap, you should avoid most squatting and lunging activities.
- Rehabilitation after surgery
Physiotherapy is required after knee surgery. To acquire the greatest potential results, you should begin immediately.
- Stretching out your range of motion
Frequently, a damaged or arthritic knee will stiffen. This can lead to discomfort, weakness and loss of function. All of these parameters may be enhanced by improving knee mobility.
- Muscle development
A modest amount of swelling or soreness in your knee is enough to hinder the vital quadriceps (thigh) muscles. If these muscles aren’t operating properly, it can lead to long-term knee difficulties.
- Soft tissue release
Tightening of the soft tissues surrounding the knee can be triggered by muscle imbalance, inflammation and scar tissue. If this is the case, one of our physiotherapists can detect the problem and release any tight tissue.
Book an appointment with Fraser Life Willowbrook Physio and Rehab online or call us at (778) 278-4755 for your assessment. We hope to hear from you soon.