Knee Pain Physiotherapy Edmonton

Knee Pain Physiotherapy Edmonton

The knee is a sophisticated piece of biological engineering, capable of supporting considerable weight while providing a remarkable range of motion. However, its very complexity makes it susceptible to various conditions and injuries that can result in pain, instability, and reduced function. Knee pain can arise from various sources, such as the bone structure, ligaments, tendons, or cartilage within the knee joint or from overlying muscles and soft tissues. It can also be due to systemic diseases like arthritis.

Comprehensive Diagnosis and Assessment of Knee Pain at Eastwood Physiotherapy

At Eastwood Physiotherapy, we are steadfast in our commitment to accurately identifying the root cause of your knee pain. Our detailed diagnosis and assessment plan is the first step in this process. Upon your arrival at our clinic, we commence with a meticulous review of your medical history and a physical examination. This examination encompasses an evaluation of your pain levels, knee stability, mobility, strength, and alignment.

We are particularly attentive to the assessment of your gait (the way you walk), posture, and functional movement patterns, as these can often illuminate underlying issues contributing to knee pain. In certain instances, more specialized tests such as balance and proprioception tests or neurological and orthopedic assessments may be conducted to provide a comprehensive understanding of your condition.

When necessary, we coordinate with medical professionals for further investigations using imaging modalities like X-rays, MRIs, or ultrasound. It is only through this thorough and methodical approach to diagnosis and assessment that we can devise the most effective treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

Knee Pain Conditions Treated at Eastwood Physiotherapy

At Eastwood Physiotherapy, our team of dedicated professionals brings deep expertise to the treatment of a wide array of knee conditions. These include:

  1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries: The ACL provides significant stability to the knee. It can be injured or torn during sports that involve sudden stops or direction changes.
  2. Patellar Tendinopathy: An overuse injury frequently seen in athletes, also referred to as ‘jumper’s knee.’ This condition comprises inflammation or injury to the tendon linking the kneecap to the shinbone.
  3. Osteoarthritis: This is an age-related joint condition characterized by the gradual deterioration of the protective cartilage at the ends of the bones. Rheumatoid arthritis and gout are other types of arthritis that can affect the knee.
  4. Meniscus Tears: The meniscus is a cartilage piece that cushions between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone). It can tear with forceful twisting or rotation of the knee.
  5. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Commonly termed as ‘runner’s knee,’ this syndrome incites discomfort in and around the kneecap.
  6. Other overuse Injuries: Repetitive or prolonged activities, such as running, jumping, or cycling, can cause injuries, including the iliotibial band syndrome.
  7. Mechanical Problems: Issues such as dislocated kneecap, hip or foot pain altering the way you walk, and loose fragments of bone or cartilage in the knee joint can contribute to knee pain.
  8. Infections: Certain types of bacterial infections leads to inflammation and pain in the knee joint.

Physiotherapy Techniques for Knee Pain

Once an accurate diagnosis has been made, we at Eastwood Physiotherapy employ a plethora of physiotherapy techniques to alleviate your knee pain and restore optimal function.
Our comprehensive approach to the treatment ensures that we address not only the symptoms but the root cause of your knee pain, providing you with lasting relief and a clear path to sustained knee health.

Post-Treatment Care at Eastwood Physiotherapy

Following your treatment at Eastwood Physiotherapy, we provide a comprehensive aftercare plan that includes exercises to continue at home, advice on return-to-play strategies for athletes, and guidance on preventing future knee injuries. Our commitment to your well-being extends beyond your time in the clinic as we continue to support your journey toward lasting knee health.

Let Us Help You Overcome Knee Pain

Knee pain should not be a barrier to your active lifestyle. At Eastwood Physiotherapy, our goal is to alleviate your knee pain and restore function, so you can get back to doing what you love. If you are experiencing knee pain, don’t delay seeking help. Contact us today to book your appointment with our expert team. Take the first step towards a life free from knee pain.