Knee Injuries

0 Knee Injuries Treated

At a glance;

  • Knee pain can be intermittent to constant, aching to sharp, deep to superficial, anywhere around the knee.
  • Muscle strains, tendon inflammation (tendonitis, tendinopathy), ligament tears, fractures, kneecap (patellofemoral) pain, iliotibial band (ITB) pain, cartilage (meniscal) tears, bursitis, post orthopaedic surgery i.e. ACL repairs, meniscal repairs – all successfully rehabilitated at Elizabeth Street Physiotherapy.
  • Complete care of your injury from thorough assessment; effective hands on treatment to restore your movement and an individually designed exercise program to meet your goals and in consultation with your your Orthopaedic Surgeon, Trainer and Club as required.

As a major workhorse for the leg, the knee gets plenty of attention with twists, strains, blows and falls. Whatever the injury at Elizabeth Street Physiotherapy our highly trained Physiotherapists will create a treatment plan for you that is easy to follow, easy to execute and will get you back to your best again.

Patellofemoral Syndrome – a common kneecap pain

Pain felt at the front of the knee or under the kneecap (patella) is the bane of many sportsmen and women, young and old.

Patellofemoral Syndrome – a common kneecap pain

  • Pain felt in front of knee or under the kneecap. Often characterized by the difficulty in pinpointing the pain
  • Tightness felt in the front of thigh (Quadricep Muscle), outer thigh (Iliotibial Band) in the buttock, or back of thigh (Hamstring Muscle)
  • Crackling noise can occur (crepitus ) with movement
  • Pain gets worse with movement ,especially with squatting, stairs and kneeling
  • Pain can be positional with sitting for long periods, such as in a Cinema or getting up after a long meeting
  • Swelling around the knee cap

If you have any of these symptoms call Elizabeth Street Physiotherapy (03) 9670 3996 or email info@elizabethphysio.com.au

Patellofemoral Syndrome – a common Knee Cap pain

The patella glides in a grove at the front of femur (thigh bone). If the patella glides poorly (maltreks) or impacts with the femur (chondromalacia) the result can be scratching, gauging, flaking, pitting and if it occurs repeatedly over a long period of time the knee cap can become degenerative or even arthritic.

The causes of patellofemoral pain are numerous

  • Poor biomechanics (the position of your feet, knee and hips), repetitive and excessive loading of the patella especially with squatting, stairs, lunges or kneeling
  • Excessive jarring and jumping such as in sports basketball, football or high jumping
  • A change in routine, such as increasing speed, more hill running, longer activities or even a change in footwear can create patellofemoral pain

The kneecap is affected by all the structures that attach to the knee. Like a tent pole it can be pulled off centre by groups of muscles that are tight or weak. Typically tightness in the Hamstring Muscle or Illiotibial Band along with a weak VMO-Outer thigh Quadriceps muscle.This muscular imbalance is a common case of kneecap pain.

Patellofemoral pain is usually Multifactorial with a combination of biomechanical and environmental factors.

We dig a bit deeper to discover the issues behind your pain, not merely treating the symptoms, so as to provide a more complete recovery and return to your best.

Whether it is orthotic prescription assistance, stretching tight muscles, loosening iliotibial bands with massage or foam rollers or ensuring that your muscle conditioning is complete. We will return you to your sport or activity

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Physiotherapy

Sports Physiotherapy

Rehabilitation Gym

Foot and Ankle Injuries

Need treatment? Call (03) 9670 3996 or email info@elizabethphysio.com.au

 

 

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