Are you suffering from Knee Pain or Patella Pain?
Knee pain is common not only among the sporting population but also in the aging population. Knee pain may be caused by arthritis, torn ligaments or cartilage or muscle imbalance within or around the knee. Knee pain may also be referred from other sources such as the lower back or hip joint.
The meniscus or cartilage lies in between the bones of the knee joint. Tears in the medial or lateral meniscus of the knee are a common sporting injury often due to twisting or rotating and are common in surfers. These injuries may involve discomfort, swelling, locking, clicking or popping in the knee.
The knee is stabilised via the ligaments – the most commonly injured ligaments include Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL). Ligament tears are common in sporting injuries and cause instability, discomfort, reduced range of motion within the knee joint. In some cases surgery may be required and almost in all cases exercise rehabilitation will be required to return the knee to full function.
Common Knee Complaints that Present to Our Team Are:
- Meniscus Tears
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Patellar Tendinopathy
- Ligament Tears
- Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome
- Shin Splints – Tibial Stress Fractures