Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Symptoms of knee injury can include pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Here at Sole Therapy we treat all injuries of the knee. Most knee injuries are caused by poor alignment of the feet. Knee joint health requires a strong core and hip as well as foot stability. We work to stabilise your feet, realign your knees and help your core and hip stability if weak. We combine acupuncture therapies, dry needling and soft-tissue modalities to help inflammatory conditions of the knee.
We will provide you with a clear understanding of your:
Diagnosis (exactly what the pain is)
Prognosis (how long it will take to get better)
Treatment Plan (how you will get better).
Knee pain can be helped from the following services that we offer:
- Orthotic therapy
- Acupuncture and dry needling
- Soft-tissue therapy and massage
- Exercise Therapy
- Joint mobilisation
Our goal is to help you live your best life in the fastest way possible. In some cases we need to work closely with other health practitioners. We have a large network of referring specialists, physiotherapist’s, chiropractors, osteopaths that we network with for all chronic Pain and servere injury cases.
MOST COMMON CAUSES OF KNEE PAIN
PATELLOFEMORAL SYNDROME (Runners Knee)
Overuse and overexertion injuries often lead to this condition. It can be a combination of patellar tendon strain, torn cartilage, and a knee cap that’s out of proper alignment. Helping Poor foot posture (eg flat feet) and weak hip control can fix this biomechanically.
A Baker’s Cyst is a pocket of fluid that forms a lump behind the knee. It is also called a popliteal cyst. Cyst formations are a very common symptom in knee arthritis and are managed well with conservative treatments.
HAMSTRING & CALF INSERTION PAIN
The hamstring and calf complex insert behind the knee joint and can be a common cause of posterior knee pain. Helping these muscles to function properly and aiding in the realignment the knee joint will ease pain.
KNEE CARTILAGE & MENISCUS PROBLEMS
Trauma to the knee cartilage or overexertion of the knee can tear the menisci. A torn meniscus will feel sharp pain in the affected knee, and the knee may begin to swell or lock up on movement. We can help improve the alignment of the knee and help decrease swelling and pain caused by this injury.
KNEE LIGAMENT INJURIES
Knee ligament sprains and tears are very common sports injuries, and can occur to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), and medial collateral ligament (MCL). Any of these injuries can result in severe knee pain and could require surgery.
DEGENERATIVE CHANGES OF THE KNEE (Arthritis)
Arthritis is a chronic degenerative condition that may require surgery later in life if not managed with conservative therapy early. You may experience stiffness and swelling, and it may be hard to bend your knee or go up or down stairs. Seek our help if these symptoms are occurring.
KNEE CONDITIONS WE TREAT
GENU VARUM (Bow-leggedness)
Genu varum (also called bow-leggedness, bandiness, bandy-leg, and tibia vara), is a varus deformity marked by (outward) bowing at the knee.
GENU VALGUM (Knock-Knee)
Genu Valgum, commonly called “knock-knee”, is a condition in which the knees angle in and touch each other when the legs are straightened.