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Knee Pain Physiotherapy
Knee pain is a really common pain and complaint for many people (and we treat so many knee pain conditions in our Phoenix physio clinics).
several factors that can lead to pain in one’s knees, so having awareness and
knowledge of their causes can lead to a more accurate diagnosis.
Read more in this extensive knee resource article below.
Our knee joints are generally comprised of four (4) bones:
- femur/femoral bone (thigh bone)
- tibia (bone in the calf)
- fibula (bone in the calf)
- patella (the kneecap)
The knee is also divided into four (4) compartments:
- medial tibiofemoral
- lateral tibiofemoral
- patellofemoral compartment
- superior tibiofibular
Each of these compartments’ components can suffer from repetitive strain
injury or disease.
What are the common injuries that cause knee pain?
Some of the
injuries that causes pain in our knees include the following:
What are the common diseases that cause knee pain?
Some of the
diseases that can cause knee pain includes:
What are the common inflammations that cause knee
of the knee
bursitis - Housemaid's knee (most common)
bursitis - Clergyman's knee (Superficial infrapatellar bursitis
and Deep infrapatellar bursitis)
tendinitis (Jumper's knee)
of the knee
What are the common deformities of the knee?
recurvatum (Knee hyperextension)
Referred knee pain
Referred pain refers to a pain that is "felt" at a different location compared to where the pain/injury actually is eg thigh injury can be referred to the knee as pain.
Often a patient's knee pain can be caused and/or referred by injuries to the ankle, back, hips or others, which is why
- in-depth assessment of biomechanics, pain and injury history
- differential diagnosis by knee physiotherapists is important
Cold-induced Pain In Knees
There are studies that suggest that knee pains or pains in knees are more common in people who:
- live in places of colder temperatures and weather
- working in cold stores compared to those who work in non-cold stores
in knees due to cold can be caused by the knee tendon undergoing
tenosynovitis (inflammation of the tendon-synovial sheath) either caused
or aggravated by the cold temperature exposure.
Cold temperature may also increase stiffness in knee joints (physics, biomechanics and temperature), and especially so in patients who are already compromised with knee disorders or diseases such as:
knee Pain that is caused by sedentary lifestyle (lack of mobility / exercise)
Individuals who do not move as much (sedentary) in their work or life seems to develop more knee pain.
The main underlying reason is when one isn't active in activities or lifestyle or work, and this decreases the load demand on the muscles of the body (including the knee).
This in turn leads to muscles in the knee becoming more weak and lax, and they do not support the knee joint and structure as well, and this in turn leads to increased bone-to/on-bone contact and impact, which can cause/aggravate osteoarthritis which can be very painful.
The blood vessels like arteries and veins can also be compressed, and this causes poor venous and arterial flows, which further causes more pains.
Other causes of knee pains
- Fat pad
vein thrombosis (DVT)
Deep Tissue Release / Sports Massage Therapy for knee pains
To begins the healing process of all knee pains, the most important is:
- to have a correct and accurate understanding, history and diagnosis of the knee pain
- then to customize a patient-specific physiotherapy treatment program
- and then implement over the course of 6-12 weeks (patients often feel knee pain relief from day 1)
Physiotherapy and management may include:
Patients may benefit from regular core strengthening exercises including clinical Pilates as well as acupuncture therapy for pain management.
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Phoenix Rehab physio Services
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist
physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly
trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of
expert care to our patients.
PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
HAND THERAPY & SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists
(sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand
following injuries or post-operations as well as custom made hand splints.
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to
- accelerate recovery and
- shorten downtime / recovery period required
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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