Knee pain

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 behind the knee 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 cyst is a separate injury in the knee which is […]

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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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Patellofemoral pain

Patellofemoral pain – aka. Runner’s Knee

Patellofemoral pain is pain behind the kneecap although it may be felt centrally or on either side of the kneecap It is typically most painful on downhill walking or going downstairs but can be felt during change of direction or any single leg loading It can occasionally be associated with knee swelling but this is […]

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Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatter Disease – save money with expert DIY tips

Osgood Schlatter Disease isn’t actually a “disease” at all. It’s actually a painful reaction in a growth plate at the top of the tibia (shin bone). It occurs when the quads muscle pulls on the growth plate during rapid growth spurts. It occurs during a growth spurt between the ages of 11-14 years. The growth […]

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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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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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