Knee Joint

Knee Joint

Causes

Joint pain can be caused by systemic conditions, injury, overuse or referred pain.

Systemic

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Infections caused by virus
  • Fibromyalgia

Damage to Joint

  • Oateoarthritis – degeneration of joint
  • Osteomyelitis – infection in bone
  • Septic Arthritis – infection in joint
  • Chonro-malacia Patella – Damage to articular surface of Patella
  • Fracture
  • Gout

Damage to Associated Structures

  • Bursitis – Inflammation of a fat pad
  • Tendonitis – inflammation of tendon attaching muscle to bone
  • Ligamentous injury or sprain – ligaments hold bones together
  • Capsulitis – inflammation of the capsule containing the joint

Referred Pain

 

Home Treatment

Arthritic conditons – Both rest and exercise are important. Warm baths, heat packs, massage, and stretching exercises should be used to reduce pain and maintain range of movement.

For inflammatory conditions – Strengthening exercises are extremely important to maintain joint structure

Non – steroidal anti-inflammatories can also be used

 

Physiotherapy Treatment

In Kilkenny Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic we will do a thorough examination to determine the exact cause of the joint pain. We will also look at the underlying cause of your pain and take steps to address these also.

Our Treatment plan will usually involve manual therapy such as joint mobilisations  , massage  ,  Deep Transverse Frictions  , orMyofascial trigger Point release ,