Bukit Timah Branch: 03-04, Sime Darby Centre 896, Dunearn Road Singapore – 589472
Phone : 64630905
East Coast Branch: 46, East Coast Road, 07-03 East Gate @ Katong Singapore – 428766
Phone : 62822572
Raffles Branch: The Medical Practice, 1 Raffles Link #01-03A, Singapore – 039393
Hand phone: 90050135
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Knee pain and knee injuries are very common across the spectrum of age groups. Some common causes of knee pain and injuries include
- Age related disorders (degeneration (wear and tear) of articular cartilage.
- Pain due to overuse
- Sports related injuries ( trauma in contact sports such as rugby and soccer that could result in injuries to anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus and other knee structures)
- Bio-mechanical presentations such as knock knees, bow legs and collapsed medial arch of foot)
Knee cap pain is another common cause of pain that affects the knee area.
How does Physiotherapy help?
Preliminary examination is important in identifying the cause of the knee pain and ascertaining the anatomical structure that is implicated. A routine examination would include checking the joint for movements, muscle strength and integrity of ligaments that support the knee. Weakness of the quadriceps, tightness in ilio-tibial band (ITB), damage of the anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus, ligamentum patellae and collateral ligaments can result in knee pain while performing specific activities.
-identifying cause including bio-mechanical contributions
-applying appropriate pain relief modalities,
-implementing appropriate exercises to strengthen muscles around knee
-identifying triggers and
Physiotherapy can also help assist in post – surgical rehabilitation of total knee replacement, ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair.
For further information please contact our physiotherapists at Synergy Physiotherapy and Sports.
Bukit Timah – 64630905
East Coast Road – 62822572