What can we do to help you?

Knee pain is very common and can affect many different structures. Broadly, they can be classified into:

1) Joint related problems: Arthritis, Osgood-Schlatters, a fracture, recovering from a joint replacement

2) Soft tissue problems: Ligament, tendon, muscle and cartilage injuries, cysts, bursa inflammation

3) Biomechanical problems: muscle imbalances, issues from the hip and ankle that may cause the knee to move differently, patello-femoral pain, overloading of the knee due to an issue elsewhere e.g. an injury on the opposite side of the body. 

4) Referral pain: It could be referral pain from your lumbar spine! Also known as sciatica. 

Physiotherapists have the expertise to correctly diagnose what the cause of your knee pain is. This will be through a detailed assessment, where you can tell your Physiotherapist the history of the problem and what it stops you doing. A physical assessment will then be completed, looking at a variety of different tests and movements. 

One of our primary goals at Wimpole Street Physiotherapy is to make sure that your diagnosis is clearly explained to you and that you understand how it may have developed and what we can do to resolve it. 

Physiotherapy treatment may include all or some of the following:

– Exercises to improve your flexibility, strength and balance
– Advice and education on how to help your knee pain
– Massage and mobilisations to the joint and surrounding muscles
– Taping to help offload the joint and reduce pain
– Acupuncture for pain relief
– A clear set of goals, to make sure we get you back to being your best!

Although knee pain can be a very unpleasant experience, it can often respond very well to treatment. If you have had a niggle or pain in your knee for some time,  please feel free to call us. We can get to the root of the problem quickly and get you on the road to recovery. 

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