What are the Symptoms of Knee Pain?
Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain caused by medical conditions, knee injuries in the kneecap or knee strap, people usually experience pain and instability. Pain in the knee can also be experienced with rehabilitation from a knee prosthesis or surgery. Physical therapy can help to reduce the pain, lower the instability and speed up the recovery process.
What is the Cause of Knee Pain?
There are many causes of knee pain without injury. Sometimes the cause of knee pain is obvious: a twist, misstep or strain can strike at any time during a bicycle-ride or a run. Other times, patients can suffer knee pain without injury and are unsure of the source of their discomfort. Obesity or poor posture can place muscles under greater stress than they’re accustomed to. Age can play a role in the deterioration of the knee. Knee injuries don’t have to be catastrophic. There is a chance that your knee pain is caused by an undiagnosed injury such as damaged cartilage, a torn ligament or meniscus or dislocation. Because there are many causes of knee pain without injury, it is necessary to seek treatment with an experienced physiotherapist who can diagnose your condition.
What are the Different Types of Knee Injuries?
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries: When there is only a small tear, you can recover from knee pain by using physical therapy, but surgery may be necessary.
- Meniscal Tear: When people refer to torn cartilage in the knee, they are probably talking about a meniscal tear. With a sudden movement your knee can become “locked”.
- Fracture: A fall can break any of the bones around the knee joint.
- Wear (osteoarthritis): Inflammation and swelling of the knee joint itself. This condition is caused by the deterioration of the knee. It can be caused by past injury, poor posture or obesity. A knee prosthesis may be necessary for a worn knee.
- Inflammation in the knee (arthritis): Your knee can become inflamed due to rheumatism, bacteria or autoimmune disease is similar to osteoarthritis, but is often not localized to a single joint, and is indicated by stiffness, swelling and pain. A “cortisone” pain injection could reduce the inflammation and the pain.
- Bursitis: Tiny sacs of fluid cushion the bones in the knee joint. When they become infected or irritated, they can become inflamed, leading to a condition known as bursitis. The fluid might have to be removed. Antibiotics and anti-inflammatory painkillers can be prescribed.
- Tendinitis: Tendons are the tissue that binds muscle to bones, and tendinitis is common in the knee. It’s characterized by a dull ache in the knee that increases with use. It may become swollen or painful.
- Baker’s Cyst: Also known as a popliteal cyst, a Baker’s cyst is a fluid-filled swelling at the back of the knee. Because of the swelling, it can restrict movement. Usually, a popliteal cyst will go away of its own. Sometimes, fluid may need to be drained from the cyst.
Your Treatment for Knee Pain
For many years Fysio Masters has been specialized in the treatment and remedy of various types of knee complaints by means of physiotherapy and manual therapy. During the first appointment (the intake), your therapist will conduct a targeted investigation and determine the cause of your knee problems. Your therapist will explain to you where your knee complaints come from, so that you also understand the cause of your knee pain. After the diagnosis a treatment plan will be discussed with you to help you get rid of the knee complaints as quickly as possible by means of physiotherapy.
Treatment Methods for Knee Pain
Our team has developed a reputation for individualized and specific rehabilitation methods. These methods have been successful even with complex knee problems. We are happy to help you with your own complex knee problems, recover from sporting trauma or surgery. Depending on the outcome of the diagnoses, we will determine which specific treatment method is most effective for your knee problems. We will use a combination of the following treatment methods:
- Manual Therapy
- Medical Taping
- Dry Needling
- Trigger Point Massage
- Knee Brace
- Home Exercises
If needed, we will work with a podiatrist or weight consultant to see if they might contribute anything to your recovery.
Patient Experiences at Fysio Masters
“Very skilled physiotherapist with passion for her profession. Starts immediately after listening carefully. Clear improvement after first treatment. Can almost fully use my knee again!” Zorgkaart Nederland – 20 April 2018.
“Samira works according to the Wobke Wiersma ATM method which she masters more than perfectly! With my (chronic) back and knee complaints, Samira has helped me in just 4 treatments to get going again. Fantastic therapist! Highly recommend!” Zorgkaart Nederland – 17 September 2018.
“Samira is the first physiotherapist I know who takes a very good overall look at where problem may come from and what to do about them. With dry needling in combination with massage and manual therapy she managed the rehabilitation of my meniscus surgery very well. Even after the treatments are finished, she remains open to questions and helps with solutions. Very helpful and very friendly in her communication! I can heartily recommend Fysio Masters in Eemnes!” Zorgkaart Nederland – 5 April 2019.
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