Common Symptoms of keen pain/injuries
The knee is fundamental to movement; It needs to flex or extend to allow the body to perform many activities like running, walking, kicking, and sitting. Acute knee injuries can cause pain and swelling with difficulty bending the knee and weight-bearing. Longer-term knee problems may manifest as localized pain and swelling. Inflammation in the joint can be caused by even minor activity.
- Ligament Injuries: Ligaments are usually injured either by sudden twisting movements.
- ACL Injuries: Symptoms may include popping sound, swelling and pain.
- MCL tear: Symptoms may include inner knee pain, swelling, instability, difficulty bending the knee.
- Knee Sprain: Symptoms may include knee pain, swelling, instability, difficulty bending and straightening the knee.
- Cartilage Injuries: Tear in the cartilage lining the knee joint. This is one of the most common knee injuries. Symptoms may include knee pain, swelling, locking, instability, difficulty straightening the knee, difficulty walking.
- Muscle Injuries: If the muscles around the knee are suddenly overstretched, some or all of the muscle fibres can tear. These are commonly referred to as muscle strains. Symptoms may include calf pain, swelling, bruising, difficulty walking.
- Knee Cap Injuries: Knee cap is pushed out of place. Symptoms may include deformation of the leg as a result of misalignment. The knee region becomes very painful and swollen; occasionally includes a loss of feeling below the knee.
How can physiotherapy and rehabilitation help to relieve knee pain/injury?
Physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation is essential in the treatment and prevention of knee pain. Our skilled physiotherapist can halt the progression of the problem and can even avoid the need for knee replacement surgery. Treatment for your knee pain/injury may include a knee immobilizer, compression with hot/cold wrap or knee sleeve, manual therapy and exercise program.