Knee Pain

The knee joint is defined as a hinge joint meaning it allows bending and straightening in one direction. Pain can occur around the front of the knee (patella), deep within the knee joint, at the back or the inside of the joint. It may be tender to touch and there may be swelling if there is damage to a ligament or cartilage. Other symptoms may include popping/cracking, giving way or locking of the joint. Knee pain is usually associated with activities of daily living including walking, stair climbing, and rising from a chair. Injury can cause damage to the tissues inside and around the knee joint, which is typically due to a twisting movement of the knee. Knee pain can commonly be as a result of overuse especially with poor foot/knee alignment (biomechanics). It can also be due to arthritis, which frequently occurs within the knee.

Common knee problems that we treat

  • Patella (knee cap) pain/patellar tendon
  • Arthritis (wear and tear) including Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament damage including anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, medial and lateral collateral ligaments
  • Cartilage damage including meniscus tear
  • Tears/strain of the hamstring or quadriceps
  • ITB (iliotibial band syndrome)
Physiotherapy Lisburn Knee pain

Who Is Affected By Knee Pain?

Knee pain is common in all age groups, male or female, active or sedentary, as well in most sports. We understand that whether you are a serious sports person or an enthusiastic amateur, no one likes to be away from their sport through injury. Typical sports associated with knee problems:

  • Running including long distance and short distance
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Hill walking
  • Rugby
  • Skiing

How Can Physiotherapy Help Your Knee Pain?

Our experienced physiotherapists will complete a thorough assessment to provide an accurate diagnosis for your knee pain. This will involve spending time with you asking about your symptoms and doing movements and tests to find out the origin of your pain. After this analysis of the cause of your pain we will treat the joints, muscles, nerves or ligaments that are causing your problem. As indicated by your examination treatment may involve;

We aim to restore your mobility and get you back to your daily activities or sport quickly and safely.