Knee Pain

 

Knee Physiotherapy Melbourne

The knee is one of the most complex joints in the human body. We’ve provided an indepth look at what contributes to knee pain in our Blog, ‘What Causes Knee Pain’. Being a hinge joint it is structured to perform two principle actions, flexion (bending) and extension (straightening). The muscles which act at the knee are predominantly the Quadriceps (extension) and the Hamstrings (flexion).

The knee is comprised of the bottom end of the Femur (thigh) and the upper end of the Tibia (shin) and the Patella (knee cap). The major ligaments of the knee are the Anterior Cruciate (ACL), the Posterior Cruciate (PCL), and the Medial (MCL) and Lateral (LCL) collateral ligaments. These, along with the muscles acting on the knee provide the joint’s stability.

Testing of the knee joint for meniscus injury following ACL rupture.

Testing of the knee joint for meniscus injury following ACL rupture.

Joint stability at the knee is often compromised by excessive stress on the stabilising structures which results in:

  • ACL or PCL sprain or rupture

  • MCL or LCL sprain or rupture

  • Meniscus sprain or tear

  • Fracture

  • Quadriceps or hamstring muscle strains or tears

Knee joints are also prone to injury due to wear and tear, resulting from excessive load and overuse. These include:

  • Patellar tendinopathy or tendinitis (Jumpers knee)

  • Patellofemoral joint syndrome or chondomalacia patella

  • Illiotibial band (ITB) friction syndrome (Runners knee)

  • Hoffa’s fat-pad impingement or anterior knee pain

  • Osgood Schlatter’s disease

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Baker’s cyst

Assessment of the knee & patella tracking for anterior knee pain & patellofemoral joint syndrome.

Assessment of the knee & patella tracking for anterior knee pain & patellofemoral joint syndrome.

KRP also specialises in the rehabilitation of post-surgical knees. Including return to full-function after:

  • ACL repair or knee reconstruction

  • Meniscal repair or meniscectomy

  • Arthroscopy

  • Total or partial knee joint replacement

  • Osteotomy

  • Fractured femur, tibia or fibula

  • Synvisc injections

KRP has an expert team with over 100 years of combined experience in the treatment of traumatic knee injuries, knee pain following overuse or rehabilitation following knee surgery. We’ll listen to you, assess you as a whole person and then provide you with an evidence based rehabilitation program, centred on providing optimum strength and balance to your injured knee.

Servicing Niddrie, Essendon, Airport West, Keilor & the Northern suburbs for over 40 years, you can book with one of our highly trained knee experts online here or call 93794557 to speak to one of our admin superstars and get your independence back.