Whether structural (ligament/joint) or functional (muscle/movement), learn more about the different causes of knee pain and what you can do to tackle your sore knees and continue doing the things you love.

What falls into this category?

  • ACL and other ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendinopathies
  • Baker’s cysts
  • Patella dislocation
  • Bursitis
  • Knee OA/Osteoarthritis
  • Hip problem referral

What are the symptoms?

  • Clicking
  • Popping
  • Catching
  • Giving way
  • Aching
  • Pain
  • Throbbing

When should I get treatment? 

If your problem is not going away, worsening or a result of an injury/trauma, I would see assistance for determining the cause. Knee issues can interrupt your daily life, but when it becomes a regular thought, you are smart to look into it further. “Bad knees” is a term I hear for people who don’t know how to look after and strengthen them, usually following a previous injury.

What treatments help?

Often knee issues are either structural or functional which can help you determine the best treatment. Treatment will differ from person to person, depending on the problem and the intended activities, but may consist of stretching, manipulation and muscle release (massage and dry needling) as well as exercise prescription to encourage movement in the area. In some situations referral to specialist management for other measures such as  corticosteroid injection, PRP or surgery.

Book online to find the cause of your knee pain, determine what to avoid and the best method for recovery

Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6030745/