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Knee Pain Explained...

Treatments we offer 
Common symptoms 
Areas of knee pain 
Causes of knee pain 
Tips to manage your knee pain
 

Common symptoms of knee pain

Deep dull ache 
Catching, locking or giving way of knee joint 
Swelling 
Pain referring into calf

Excessive stiffness especially in the morning or with prolonged sitting
Sharp localised pain during specific movements 

Treatments for knee pain

Education
Rehabilitation exercise prescription
Massage 
Manual therapy
Gait re-education
Reduce compensatory loading of lower leg

Tips to manage your knee pain

Stay active with gentle movement  
Relative rest (e.g. reducing painful movements) 
Follow your prescribed treatment plan
Stay positive 
Try avoid prolonged postures 

Areas of knee pain

Deep pain in the knee joint 
Inner/ outer or back of the knee
Sharp shooting pain down leg 

Causes of knee pain

Repeated poor movement patterns 
Traumatic injury (e.g. sports tackle, impact injury)
Weakness or muscular imbalance of upper leg muscles
Arthritis
Inactivity
Patellar tendinopathy (jumpers knee)
Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome 
Patellar tracking 
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury 
Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury 
Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury