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Knee Injuries

The knee joint is one of the most important joints in the body, taking large amounts of load on a daily basis, particularly when running, jumping or playing sport. It is a strong joint, supported by many ligaments and structures such as the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments (ACL and PCL), medial and lateral collateral ligaments (MCL and LCL) and the meniscus. While it is designed to take load it can also suffer from injury if there is a sudden increase in load or an accident occurs. Knee pain can come on gradually, or can be a result of a falling, twisting or impact injury. Common symptoms of knee injuries include swelling, achy or sharp pain, stiffness or feelings of ‘giving way’ or instability. You may also experience clicking, catching or locking of the knee joint, depending on your injury. 


Some common injuries or causes of pain in the knee include:

  • Arthritis

  • Ligament injury or rupture 

  • Patellofemoral (kneecap) pain 

  • Meniscus injury 

  • Patella tendinopathy or ‘jumper’s knee’

How Can We Help?

Knee injuries often respond well to physiotherapy treatment. Our therapists will take you through a thorough assessment in order to determine the cause of your pain or injury, and from there we will develop a knee rehab plan that focuses on reducing pain in the short term and building strength in the long term. Our programs will focus on rehabilitating the entire leg including the hip and ankle, not just focusing on the knee. We will work with you to tailor your exercises in order to achieve your goals, whether that is a return to sport or just being more comfortable day to day.  

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