As there are many structures that affects the knee. Knee pain can result from a variety of causes. Some examples of knee conditions that require treatment are: a dislocated knee cap, quadriceps tendonitis, prepatellar bursitis, iliotibial band syndrome,ligament and cartilage injuries. Also, Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease and osteoarthritis. Please call Queen West Physiotherapy & Acupuncture if you have any questions about these conditions.
Furthermore, people complain of “clicking” or “grinding” and sometimes that the knee “catches” or wants to “give way”. Causes can include pronated (flat)feet, overuse or weak inner thigh muscles. In addition, a muscle strengthening program is very helpful helpful as well as taping, orthotics, and a wide array of physiotherapy techniques.
We also use modalities such as ice and heat in order to reduce swelling on the tissue area. We also recommend using TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit in order to stimulate the tissues surrounding the knee. Therapeutic Ultrasound is also goes hand in hand in order to break down scar tissues around the knee. Furthermore, this modality also reduces inflammation in the knee joint that causes pain and discomfort.
Our therapist will guide patients through exercise programs that will help the supporting muscles get stronger and they will also teach you manual stretches that can be perform anywhere in order to reduce muscle tension and fatigue.