Knee pain

ITB pain runner

ITB syndrome – common problem, uncommon solutions!

ITB syndrome causes a diffuse pain across the outside of the knee, roughly in line with the kneecap, as the knee bends to 40° while weight bearing There is no swelling and usually no tenderness to touch, although there may be a tender spot if the bursa is affected The leg can feel weak or […]

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Best treatment for knee pain

Best treatment for knee pain

If you’re searching the web for the best treatment for knee pain, chances are that your pain is persistent and frustrating. First off, you should establish a diagnosis to better understand certain aspects of your injury. This includes activities or actions that may bother it and why it may be slow to recover. If you […]

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Meniscus tear

Meniscus tear – do you need surgery or will exercises work?

A tear in the knee‘s meniscus causes localised pain and usually some swelling Pain is often sharp or catching with a residual ache The most common cause of tears and the trigger for further episodes is a compressive load with rotation (weight-bearing while twisting) TIPS  Wearing supportive shoes will reduce twisting forces on the knee […]

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What's causing my knee pain?

Finding the cause of your knee pain

There are a variety of knee pain causes and each requires a different treatment approach. Determining which pathology is causing the pain is vitally important. And there are several clues and tests that can help to identify the diagnosis. Here’s our physiotherapy team’s list of diagnostic indicators to help find your knee pain cause. Was […]

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knee osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis – smart approaches for a long term fix

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a pain and stiffness of the knee joint caused by degeneration of joint cartilage It is classified from grade 1 to 4 depending on the number of features of OA present on imaging and the depth of the cartilage loss Risk factors for knee OA include excessive body weight, previous trauma […]

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bakers cyst treatment

Baker’s Cyst treatment plan

We’ve detailed what a Baker’s Cyst is and how it behaves (if you missed it, click here to recap). The next logical step is figuring out a Baker’s Cyst treatment plan to get rid of it. Our team of Sports Physios have chipped in with their best tips for Baker’s Cyst treatment. Knee swelling treatments […]

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MCL tear

Medial collateral ligament tear – fast fixes for a fast return!

Medial ligament tears occur due to a sudden overload of the ligament, usually associated with impact, twisting or a collision The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is actually two ligaments – a long ligament and a shorter deeper ligament As the MCL is located outside the knee joint, the injury isn’t associated with a large amount […]

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Bakers cyst

Baker’s cyst: a lump behind the knee

A Bakers Cyst is a collection of fluid in a bulge in the joint capsule. It causes a lump behind the knee, although this is typically not visible. The average size of a Baker’s cyst varies depending on the amount of fluid and how long the knee had been swollen. The cause of a Baker’s […]

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Symptom checker for knee pain

What’s causing my knee pain? Best treatment options?

Pain as a result of a knee injury can be frustrating and slow to recover. Symptoms can include more than just pain – swelling, clicking, locking and giving way are features of different types of knee injuries. Before seeking medical advice, most go searching the web for info. Is it wear and tear? A torn […]

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Bone stress reaction

Bone stress reaction – what, why and how to fix it

Bone stress reaction causes a dull, usually prolonged, ache around the injury site A bone stress reaction can occur due to impact loading or connective tissue traction Reactions caused by impact loading can progress to bone stress fractures with ongoing overload TIPS Bone stress reactions often occur with other injuries and can be difficult to […]

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