At Healthcare 2000 we can advise on the most appropriate management of your knee aches and pains, whether by our chiropractors, by our physiotherapist or by our sports & rehabilitation therapist.
Proper diagnosis is essential. For example, treatment for arthritis will be different from treatment for ligament injury, so effective management will depend on diagnosing what is causing your knee pain. Various combinations of treatment may be proposed depending on your knee condition, such as types of electrotherapy, laser therapy, massage, exercises, acupuncture (dry needling), physiotherapy and chiropractic.
The illustration shows physiotherapist Ivor Field using electrotherapy on a knee problem
Causes of knee pain
We will start by manually examining all the muscles and ligaments in your knee as well as testing for cartilage damage. The knee can be easily injured by twisting, especially when bent. One of the more common ligament injuries is to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). There may be a tear in the cartilage in the knee. Bending the knee too far backwards can cause Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) tears and over-pronation (flattened foot arches) can bring about early wear and tear leading to arthritis or Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome. Injuries to the knee often occur during sports activities and can be due to weakened muscles that leave the knee vulnerable.
Sometimes knee pain is not be due to a knee problem at all - some symptoms can arise from pain being referred from the back or the hip and a careful examination will help us to work out what is causing your trouble.
Knee problems that our clinicians may be able to help:
- Torn cartilage
- Arthritis pain
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament injury
- Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome