Knee injuries and knee pain are very common and have many causes.  Because of this, an accurate diagnosis is important so that the appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. The cause of the pain can be from injury, arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendonitis or even repetitive strain injury.

Treatment for any knee issues can vary considerably and will depend on your diagnosis. Treatment can involve knee mobilization techniques, massage, needling, taping, movement and strengthening based exercises. 

Is Your Knee Injury Serious?

Here are six signs that could indicate a severe knee injury.

  1. Obvious deformity. You may have a fracture or dislocation.
  2. You are unable to weight-bear on your leg
  3. You’ve experienced swelling
  4. Greater than normal movement or less than normal movement 
  5. You are unable to weight-bear on your leg
  6. You undoubtedly heard a “pop” or “snap”

If you experience any of these symptoms, consult your physiotherapist or physician for treatment options for your knee.

Best Exercise for Knee Pain?

Researchers have identified that knee exercises can help with the relief of your knee pain. Therefore, the key thing to identify is which exercises will be likely to help you and which could be harmful.  

The exercise dosage you should be doing is also important to your rehabilitation. Of course, this will depend on the phase of your specific diagnosis, your knee injury, and your individual health factors. Your physiotherapist’s professional training including knee injury diagnosis and appropriate knee exercise prescription is important to guide you quickly back to pain-free living.

Because of individual differences with knee pain, it is recommended that you seek the professional advice of your trusted physiotherapist or healthcare practitioner who has a special interest in knee pain and injuries to help guide you in your knee rehabilitation.

Book in today for an assessment with our Physiotherapist to get you back to pain-free living