Knee PainKnee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions including arthritis, gout and infections also can cause knee pain. Many types of minor knee pain respond well to self-care measures like the rice protocol, however if your pain persists it is time to see an expert who can help get you back moving pain free again.
If your pain is due to an acute sports injury then we at Dundalk physical therapy can help diagnose and rehabilitate you to get you back in action a.s.a.p. On the other hand you may be suffering from arthritis in which case some soft tissue release work, joint mobilisations and exercises can give you good relief.
A common complaint we see is anterior knee pain (pain over the knee cap) which can come on gradually over time and be quite debilitating. This along with all other knee injuries requires thorough examination from the foot to the pelvis to identify the imbalances that are causing your pain. Often it is caused by weakness and lack of control of the hip muscles or from over pronation of the foot or a lack of core stability. Identifying the specific cause and exercises to correct it is the key to successful management.
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