Many people complain of knee pain whether they’re an athlete or not. As people become increasingly active, the number of knee problems increases. Knee problems may be the result of an injury from an accident, a sports injury, a medical condition like arthritis, or from movement issues such as muscle imbalances or malalignment.Read More
Depending on the cause, the location and severity of knee pain may vary. Signs and symptoms of knee pain include:
There are four major ligaments associated with the knee that can be sprained or torn either partially or completely, this includes the collateral ligaments (medial and lateral) and the anterior and posterior cruciate ligamentsRead More
These injuries are common in contact sports but can also result from twisting the knee with a planted foot. A torn ligament can cause the knee to give way and become swollen.
Injuries to the meniscus are typically traumatic injuries usually involving twisting of the knee but can also occur due to degenerative changes.Read More
In some cases, a piece of the meniscus can be detached and float in the knee joint causing the knee to lock or click during movement. Meniscal injuries are typically accompanied by swelling and may also cause the knee to give way.
Jumper’s knee or patellar tendonitis is an overuse injury that causes pain at the front of the knee.Read More
Runners, skiers, cyclists, and those involved in jumping sports and activities are prone to developing inflammation or tendinopathy in the patellar tendon, which connects the kneecap to the shin bone or tibia. Symptoms may include tenderness when pressing or kneeling on it. It may also appear larger or thicker than the unaffected side.
Pain is located at the front of the knee or behind the kneecap. It commonly occurs in people who play a lot of sports, and particularly in adolescent girls.Read More
It can begin from a sudden increase in training, from high-intensity jumping and knee bending, or from poor patellar tracking. This results in damage or irritation of the articular cartilage underneath the patella. Pain is usually worse when walking up stairs and squatting.
Knee pain from osteoarthritis can be a deep aching pain within the knee that is generally worse after exercise or lifting a heavy load. 1 in 5 Canadians will suffer significant knee arthritis, requiring treatment.Read More
Stiffness in the joint is common, particularly in the morning, however, this may reduce with movement. There may be swelling in the knee, or a feeling of tightness, often accompanied by clicking or cracking noises when moving the knee.
This involves rebuilding the architecture of a joint to restore its proper function and reduce pain. This commonly occurs when advanced arthritis is present or severe trauma has caused traumatic damage to a joint.Read More
Knee replacements can be in the form of a full or partial knee replacement, depending on the severity of the issue in the knee.
In Canada, joints that often undergo replacement are the knee and hip joints, and the shoulder to a lesser extent. Postoperative recovery is determined by the surgical recovery plan dictated by your surgeon. Our team of skilled physiotherapists work closely with orthopaedic surgeons to ensure full recovery after arthroplasty.
Physiotherapy has been proven to be helpful in relieving pain and speeding up recovery for acute and chronic knee problems.Read More
Recent research has shown that for most knee cartilage injuries, physiotherapy and non-surgical management is as effective or more effective than surgical management by arthroscopy. Treatment involves education, self-care management, exercise therapy, and manual therapy are commonly used by a registered physiotherapist to knee pain. Other treatments such as acupuncture, soft tissue release and massage therapy may also help.
We also are pleased to offer GLA:D™ Canada programming for hip and knee arthritis at our East Toronto Clinic. Please see the link for more details.
A registered physiotherapist can conduct a skilled assessment and examination of your knee problem and recommend appropriate treatment.
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