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knee-painKnee Pain

Knee pain can stem from various structures within the knee, leading to a range of conditions that require treatment. Some common examples include a dislocated kneecap, quadriceps tendonitis, prepatellar bursitis, iliotibial band syndrome, ligament and cartilage injuries, Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease, and osteoarthritis.

Many individuals also experience sensations like “clicking” or “grinding” in the knee, along with feelings that the knee may “catch” or “give way.” Pronated (flat) feet, overuse, or weak inner thigh muscles may contribute to these sensations. A muscle strengthening program is highly beneficial in addressing these issues, alongside techniques such as taping, orthotics, and various physiotherapy methods.

We employ modalities like ice and heat to reduce swelling in the affected tissue area. Additionally, we recommend utilizing TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) to stimulate the tissues surrounding the knee and provide relief. Therapeutic ultrasound or laser is also used to break down scar tissue around the knee and reduce inflammation in the joint, which alleviates pain and discomfort.

Our therapists will guide you through tailored exercise programs which are aimed at strengthening supporting muscles. They will also teach you manual stretches that can be performed anywhere to alleviate muscle tension and fatigue.

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