Knee Pain and Dysfunction

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Knee Pain and Dysfunction 2019-03-09T18:32:09+00:00
Knee pain and dysfunction - Olivia Mercer
The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body with 50% of all injuries being sports related. Acute injuries typically affect the ligaments and menisci, the fibro cartilage discs inside the knee. Our physio team in Cambridge have a full understanding of chronic knee pain.

Chronic knee pain is often caused by degeneration of the joint. This is a common complaint in the elderly and represents a considerable source of disability.

Factors that can influence knee pain:

  1. Leg length inequality
  2. Abnormal position of the patella
  3. Muscle imbalances [ tight flexors, including, hamstrings, ITB, gastrocnemius and weak extensors]
  4. Altered gait, such as walking with toes out
  5. Femoral anteversion
  6. Unstable ankles
  7. Rigid foot, flat foot
  8. Recent change in exercise
  9. Soft tissue adhesions, especially in the joint capsule

When you come to our physiotherapy clinic in Cambridge  for treatment first we take a full history. On visiting on physiotherapy practice kin Cambridge for the first time we believe that we need the whole story to get the treatment right for you. This is followed by practical, hands on examination; from this we will discuss our findings, insights and a bespoke treatment plan will be devised and shared with you.

We can never give a figure for how many treatments will be needed as we are constantly assess you – the patient. Generally we feel the patient should notice an improvement after 3 treatments