There are many types of knee pain but one of the most common is anterior knee pain. Many people stop enjoying their walks, sports activities and runs with anterior knee pain. Pain can come on during activities or during sitting.
Pain occurs behind or around the knee cap, and you can get anterior knee pain during walking or sitting. Sometimes there is swelling and sometimes there isn't.
Many patients come in to the clinic having tried self treatments with bandages, knee tubes and ibuprofen gel. Needless to say these treatments more often than not don't work. Patients have therefore reduced their activity levels over several months sometimes years to stop the debilitating pain.
The podiatrist will examine you and the clinical findings are backed up with imaging. You can have an ultrasound in the clinic. You will also have a biomechanical assessement that will show any movement and strength deficits. These are recorded and worked into your treatment program.
Anterior knee pain can be brought on by previous injury. It can be caused by a deficit in muscle strength, endurance, reduced flexibility or aberrant movement patterns can all play a part in anterior knee pain.
You can book an appointment here if you have knee pain