What can cause my knee to pain?
Tightness, swelling, and a dull ache
Dull throbbing behind your kneecap
May initially hear a popping sound, followed by swelling and severe knee pain
Pain, tenderness, and inflammation of the knee
Acute pain and swelling in one or both knees
May hear a popping sound followed by an immediate sharp pain and swelling
Intense pain and a lot of swelling
Severe pain and swelling, warmth, and redness around the joint
Swelling, sharp pain, and an inability to move your joint.
What can I do prevent knee pain?
Achieve healthy weight with BMI of 25 or less.
Being fully fit when returning to sports
Most ACL injuries occur in the second half of games because of muscle fatigue
Lunges and squat may affect the knee joint as the load goes through the back of the knee cap
Reduce sugar intake as insulin resistance may cause inflammation in the knee
Our treatment options for knee pain are:
Pre and post injury rehabilitation and core strengthening muscle and ligaments around the knee
Physical massage therapy:
Help to strengthen muscle and ligament groups that support the knee , improve mobility and flexibility, and promote proper positioning and posture.
Is a non invasive system which is externally applied, and uses patented long wave radio frequencies to create intense tissue stimulation. It helps to reduce back pain and speed up recovery.
Medical Acupuncture/Dry Needling:
Is effective for muscular pain. It involves inserting thin needles into precise points throughout the body, which may cause the body to release naturally occurring painkilling chemicals such as endorphins, serotonin, and acetylcholine.
Knee bracing and knee tapping
Might help to reduce pain by shifting your weight off the most damaged portion of your knee. Improve your ability to get around and help you walk comfortably
A cortisone steroid solution which is injected into the knee joint
Knee rehabilitation exercises
Our Specialist Orthopaedic consultants are on hand to give advice and treat you if all other treatments fail.