Do You Kneed some help?
Do you ever worry that your knees will “give out” when you are standing, walking or running? Do you hunt for the nearest parking spot at your favorite store or steer clear of establishments with a lot of stairs? Do your knees prevent you from running faster or longer? Knee pain was the number one reason patients booked at The Running Physio in 2020 and 2021. We LOVE knees. Make an appointment at our Toronto, ON clinic today and find knee pain relief!
Common Causes Of Knee Pain
Your knee is a hinge joint with only forward and backward movement. Did you know that your knees must sustain six times your body weight in order to squat? If your knees are functioning properly, you should be able to do motions like standing, walking, running, and dancing with ease.
Knee pain can be brought on by many things, included but not limited to:
The bones of the knee, particularly the kneecap (patella), can be damaged if you fall or are in a car accident. If you have osteoporosis-related weakening bones, a knee fracture might occur simply by taking an incorrect step.
Our thigh bone is connected to our shinbone by four ligaments, one of which is the ACL. People who play sports like soccer, basketball, or other games that demand quick changes in direction are more likely to sustain an ACL injury.
Between your shinbone and thighbone is the meniscus, which acts as a shock absorber. This thick, rubbery cartilage may rip if you twist your knee rapidly while bearing weight on it.
Inflammation in the bursae, the small sacs of fluid that cushion the outside of your knee joint, can occur as the result of a knee injury, preventing the tendons and ligaments from gliding smoothly over the joint.
Tendons are fibrous, thick structures that connect muscles to bones. Tendonitis can develop if they become irritated and inflamed. The patellar tendon goes from the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone, allowing you to kick, run, and jump. Patellar tendinitis is most commonly seen in runners, skiers, cyclists, and people who participate in jumping sports and activities.
Seeing a licensed physiotherapist at The Running Physio for a thorough evaluation of your condition is the best way to determine the true cause of your knee pain. Request an appointment today!
How Does Physiotherapy Relieve Knee Pain?
Knee pain does not have to keep you from doing what you want to accomplish; physiotherapy at our Toronto, ON clinic can make sure of that!
One of our physiotherapists will assess your knees for evidence of joint integrity or damage, as well as evaluate your stance, posture, gait, strength and range of motion during your first appointment.
A personalized treatment plan will be created to remove excessive tension and strain on your knees, and you and your physio will work together to enhance your overall function so you can return to your regular activities with more flexibility and less pain.
You will be given specific exercises to improve the stability of your knees and relieve your pain. Joint mobilization may also be included in your treatment plan to improve joint movement or other soft tissue treatments that relieve pain and promote the healing of damaged tissues.
Find Long Lasting Relief From Knee Pain With Physiotherapy
Now is the time to take control of your knee pain and keep it from hindering your life any further. Get started on the path toward long-term pain relief today. Make an appointment at The Running Physio today to speak with one of our dedicated physiotherapists.
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