Acute Knee Injury
- Recent knee injury?
- Not recovering as quickly as you’d like?
The knee is a common area of injury in all day-to-day activities.
These injuries can occur within sport, physical activity, slips & trips, and can spontaneously occur when walking. It is also common to suffer knee pain when going up and down stairs, or ascending and descending on a slope.
Some of the injuries that can occur within the knee include:
- Ligament sprains
- Bone fractures
- Muscle strains
- Patella (Kneecap) Dysfunction
In severe knee injuries, there may be major ligament damage. Ligaments are structures that connect bone to bone, resulting in the function of maintaining stability in your knee.
It is then of paramount importance to rehabilitate your knee to avoid any ongoing impairments or decline in function.
What should you do if you have a knee injury?
- Initially RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) is the most effective way of reducing any inflammation and pain within the knee. This treatment will also help to speed up recovery.
- If you are unable to walk or move the knee due to severe pain, an x-ray referral by your Physiotherapist may be required to ensure there are no fractures within the knee.
- Come in and see our Physiotherapists for a comprehensive assessment, and treatment.
- We will determine what the injury is, what treatment is required, and how long it will take to recover.
- We will then rehabilitate your knee back to its full function.
The knee is a complex joint, with a lot of different structures within it.
You need to ensure you get the right advice and treatment.
So if you want to get that sore knee fixed as soon as possible, come in and see our team of experienced Physiotherapists, and let’s get the ball rolling on your full recovery.