Implication for physiotherapy and deep tissue release
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Knee pain is a really common pain and complaint for many people. There are
several factors that can lead to pain in one’s knees, so having awareness and
knowledge of their causes can lead to a more accurate diagnosis.
joints are made of four bones connecting – the femur (thigh bone), the tibia
and fibula (the two bones of the calves) and the patella (the kneecap). The
knee is divided into four compartments: medial and lateral tibiofemoral
compartments, the patellofemoral compartment and the superior tibiofibular
joint. Each of these compartments’ components can suffer from repetitive strain
injury or disease.
What are the common injuries that cause knee pain?
Some of the
injuries that causes pain in our knees include the following:
- Tear of
What are the common diseases that cause knee pain?
Some of the
diseases of cause of knee pain include:
What are the common inflammations that cause knee
of the knee
bursitis - Housemaid's knee (most common)
bursitis - Clergyman's knee (Superficial infrapatellar bursitis
and Deep infrapatellar bursitis)
tendinitis (Jumper's knee)
of the knee
What are the common deformities of the knee?
recurvatum (Knee hyperextension)
joint dislocation (Tibiofemoral joint dislocation)
Referred knee pain
pain is pain perceived at a location other than the site of the painful
stimulus. An example is where if a patient has a heart attack but feels the
pain in his neck, shoulders and back instead of his heart. Likewise, there can
be pain that is referred to the knee that is related from another part of the
body – the pain can come from one’s ankle, foot, hip joints or even lumbar
spine (lower back).
Cold-induced Pain In Knees
A study in
China concluded that knee pain is significantly more prevalent in people working
in cold stores than in those in normal, non-cold temperature.
study concluded that 17% of adolescents with anterior knee pain (a common
condition though mildly self-limiting) reported that their pain is associated
with cold temperatures and cold weather. In the same study, the main activities
that are associated with pain are sporting, stair climbing, walking and
sitting. Some people also reported pain in their knees when it’s colder…and
they also wear extra tights and warm pants in winter.
pain in the knee can also be caused by tenosynovitis of knee tendon, where
exposure to cold can be either a causative or contributing factor. To add to
this, there is also a known hereditary disease, which is the FCAS which is the
familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome which often demonstrates pain in the
knee. Cold weather may also aggravate pain in the knee which already has
osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Pain due to immobility/lack of movements
are more sedentary or involved in lesser physical activity and work environment
is yet another reason for developing pain in the knees. What happens is that
decreased activity and movement weakens one’s knee muscles, and the lax muscles
are unable to support the knee structure, causing increased bone-to-bone
impact. Blood vessels may be compressed as well, causing painful conditions in
the knee. As we grow older, the movement of the knee joint causes higher
friction with nearby tissues and cartilages.
progresses the movement of the knee joint involves higher friction with
adjacent tissue and cartilages.
Other causes of pain in the knees
- Fat pad
Implications for Physiotherapy and
Deep Tissue Release / Sports Massage Therapy
important that an accurate diagnosis is made for all knee-related pain and
injuries, and physiotherapy and deep tissue release therapy to start as soon as
possible. Treatment techniques may include specific strengthening to correct
muscle imbalance, soft tissue massage, joint mobilization and ultrasound
therapy. Other electrotherapy procedures such as heat therapy may also be used
to accelerate healing and provide pain relief.
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Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
- read more on our specializations here
All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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