KNEE PAIN treatments at SE1 London Bridge City Clinic Group
What is Knee Pain?
The Knee is a hinge joint like the hinges of a door. It has three parts the thigh bone (femur) which meets the shin bone and fibular.
The knee can be damaged in sport or accident. The ligaments of the knee, can be torn or sprained causing instability to the joint.
The collateral ligaments of the knee are the two ligaments on the inner side and outer side of the knee cap and they stabilize the knee cap but are usually injured from the side and sometimes twisting actions can cause the injury.
The knee, as in all four main ligaments, medial and lateral collateral ligaments, anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments, the ligaments stabilize the knee cap.
The knee is cartilage that absorbs the shock when walking or running.
The two C shaped cartilages are positioned between the tibia and femur to the medial (inside of the leg) and laterally (outside of the leg.)
A usual sign of a cartilage injury is locking of the knee and inability to move the knee freely.
Tendonitis of the patella tendon the area below the knee cap, can occur due to excessive running or jumping.
Degeneration of the knee joint can cause inflammation and limited range of movement.
Early treatment by using ice and elevating the limb is essential for a quick rehabilitation and recovery.
Each Chartered Physiotherapist at the City Clinic Group is highly specialized in diagnosing your individual knee complaint using orthopaedic examination,
and neurological testing.
Referral to MRI scanning can be arranged if needed.
We are very much hands on and find patients respond quicker to a combination of hands on and electro therapy.
What is chondromalacia knee?
Softening of the cartilage under the knee is a major cause of pain within the knee cap.
The symptoms of chondromalacia knee are the knee cap is pulled over the quadriceps (thigh muscle) in a straight line causing abnormal knee cap tracing.
Treatment is usually based on the strengthening of the quadriceps muscle this helping to realign the tracing of the knee cap.
Bursitis known as housemaid’s knee usually occurs when you have to kneel for any length of time.
It can also be caused by infection, and is a sign of arthritis or gout or
Osgood Schlatter disease and usually happens in young athletic people within their formative years when their bones are growing very quickly.
Osgood Schlatter disease results from the repetitive tugging action of the patellar tendon on the growth plate at the top of the tibia.
The action of jumping running causes tension on the quadriceps and in turn pulling on the patella tendon, over a period of time the tendon may begin to pull away from the tibia resulting in a detachment of the tendon from the patella.
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