Knee Pain – When to Seek Physiotherapy?

(Last Updated On: July 28, 2017)

Knee pain can be an extremely debilitating symptom and can cause problems with many aspects of daily life such as sitting, driving, walking, sleeping, using the stairs etc. Knee pain can be a result of injury or repeated pressure exerted through the joint. 

The knee joint is an extremely mobile and functional joint used repeatedly every day for activities such as walking, standing and running. When there is pain within the knee joint your activity can become limited and difficult.

Knee Pain Causes

There are a number of causes of knee pain. Causes can be separated into a number of categories including muscular, ligamentous, meniscal, biomechanical and degenerative. In many instances these categories may interlink meaning that an issue with one area can cause consequent problems elsewhere if not treated correctly, hence the importance of seeking specialist assessment as soon as possible.

  • Muscle Imbalance                   
  • Knee trauma operation
  • Ligament Strain or Rupture          
  • ITB syndrome
  • Meniscus injury                                       
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Biomechanical problems
  • Arthritis etc.

What should I do if I have knee pain?

If you have knee pain we would recommend that you seek physiotherapy assessment as soon as possible in order to prevent your pain from becoming chronic. 

It is known that when an injury occurs to a joint, the muscles that stabilize it may switch off as part of a protective mechanism, however in some instances they can be difficult to reactivate. If these muscles do not switch on again to the same extent that they did prior to the injury it can cause an element of instability within your knee which can lead to further pain and weakness. It is therefore beneficial to seek professional help as quickly as possible.

Here’s Why You Should seek Physiotherapy for Knee Pain

  • When it comes to knee pain, or any pain for that matter, it can be tough to think about exercise. By choosing knee pain physio, you will be able to improve flexibility, balance, posture, and strength through the use of customized exercise programs. In turn, you achieve the best possible outcome for your knee(s).
  • Depending on the cause of your knee pain, physiotherapists may also focus on a number of other highly effective techniques & exercises, such as Manipulation, soft tissue massage, heat and cold treatment, education, and Latest Machines.

While taking part in a physio program, you will be benefited in the following ways:

  • Overall knee pain is reduced throughout the course of therapy
  • Muscles are strengthened that often contribute to knee pain
  • Surrounding joints and muscles become more flexible, preventing stiffness
  • Posture and balance improve
  • Mobility and functioning improve
  • Symptoms of depression and chronic stress can be addressed

To know more about knee pain and treatment chat with our doctor for free via Portea’s mobile app. If you are looking for Physiotherapy for Knee Pain, get it from Portea. You can now also download Portea’s Mobile App and book physiotherapy sessions on the go.

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Dr.Amit Rathee is currently working with Portea. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from Guru Jambheshwar University & multiple certificates in advance techniques in the field of physiotherapy. He has over 6 years of experience in orthopedics, sports injury, neurological and Rehab cases.


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