As the knee joint takes up the whole body weight of a person while standing, walking, and doing other activities therefore it is considered to be one of the most common joints to be affected. Knee pains can occur due to various reasons and Physiotherapy plays a major role in treating every kind of knee pain.
There can be many reasons which cause knee pain such as:
‣ Aging (commonest)
‣ Direct blow to the knee
‣ Sudden jerk
‣ Overuse ie, prolong standing jobs
‣ Muscular imbalance (due to muscle weakness/ tightness)
‣ Presence of taut bands in the muscles
‣ Twisting Injury
Various conditions that can cause knee pain are:
‣ ACL injury
‣ Meniscal injury
‣ Muscular strain
‣ Runner’s knee etc
Various Physiotherapy treatments can be done in order to treat patients suffering from knee pains such as :
➤ Using Modalities like Ultrasound, TENS, etc in order to reduce pain and promote healing
➤ Various Exercises like Isometrics, strengthening, Balancing, Gait Training not only helps in reducing pain but rather also helps patients to return to their normal activities sooner with better muscle strengths and reduce the chances of further injuries.
➤ Using Manual work like Mobilizations, tractions, Muscle Energy Techniques, Taping, Cupping, etc helps patients recover fast. These techniques are done by the Therapists themselves with proper care and knowledge.
➤ Both the Basic and Advance techniques can be applied in order to treat patients with knee pain after proper assessment by the therapist.
Physiotherapy not only works on the pain rather it helps in finding out the exact cause of the pain and helps in treating the patient as a whole. In physiotherapy, there are many treatment options that are available to treat patients with the very best techniques and plans.
Undoubtedly Physiotherapy Treatment shows amazing results and one should rather go for these nonsurgical treatments which are harmless and friendly and give better results than taking the painkillers (which later causes many problems to the person )and planning for surgeries.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of injuries can commonly cause knee pain?
These are usually twisting injuries to the knee like ACL, MCL, LCL ligament injuries or meniscus tear, or arthritic changes.
What's the difference between Arthritis and Knee Pain?
The main difference between arthritis and other kinds of knee pain is that there’s no trauma associated with it. A person who tore their ACL or had a meniscus injury knows exactly when it happened. With arthritis, it’s more of dull, aching pain. It gets worse as time goes on.
When do I need to see a Physiotherapist for knee pain?
Everyone has a different pain threshold. If you have got an injury and your knee swells, you need to see a Physiotherapist immediately. Even if the swelling goes away, one needs to have the knee examined. One might have injured something inside the joint. If one has arthritis pain and the bad days outnumber the good, one should see a Physiotherapist.
How do you know when my knee pain is serious?
Call our Physio/Doctor if you:
Can’t bear weight on your knee or feel as if your knee is unstable (gives out)
Have marked knee swelling.
Are unable to fully extend or flex your knee.
See an obvious deformity in your leg or knee.
Have a fever, in addition to redness, pain, and swelling in your knee.