A degenerative joint disease which can be as a result of erosion of the cartilage lining the shin bone (tibia), thigh bone (femur) and knee cap (patella). Symptoms can include pain, swelling, stiffness and limitations to activities such as walking. Therapy can help alleviate symptoms and we can provide advice on managing the condition.
Pain at the front of or underneath the knee cap. Often an aching pain, aggravated by activities like climbing the stairs, lunging and squatting. Some patients notice ‘grinding’ or ‘creaking’ in the knee. It is important to assess alignment, strength, stability and muscle balance.
Pain and tenderness below the knee, common in late childhood or early adolescence.
Often caused by excessive physical activity or growth spurts. Common in football, tennis and gymnastics. Excessive contraction of the thigh muscles (quadriceps) can result in pain, inflammation and sometimes bony changes. It may result in absence from sport.
A common and painful condition which causes pain on the outside of the knee. Patients commonly complain of pain when running down hill or climbing stairs. Assessment