Knee Injury

Knee Injury is a result of some form of trauma.To understand you need to know how the knee works? The knee joint is where the thigh and shin bones meet. The end of each bone is covered with cartilage, which allows the ends of the bones to move against each other almost without friction. The knee joint has two extra pieces of cartilage called menisci, which spread the load more evenly across the knee. The knee joint is held in place by four large ligaments. These are thick, strong bands which run within or just outside the joint capsule. Together with the capsule, the ligaments prevent the bones moving in the wrong directions or dislocating. The thigh muscles (quadriceps) also help to hold the knee joint in place. What causes knee pain? There are many different causes of knee pain. A common cause is osteoarthritis, a condition that affects the body’s joints. The surfaces within the joint are damaged so the joint doesn’t move as smoothly as it should. Your doctor will be able to tell you what A normal knee.

If your knee pain is affecting your activity and is persisting physiotherapy can help. Physiotherapy can help you to manage pain and improve your strength and flexibility. Una your physiotherapist will initially assess you identify the problem and thereafter work out a course of treatment for your knee injury which may involve treatment and you doing exercise to get you back to your normal as soon as possible.

A basic exercise you can do at home is a Straight-leg raise (sitting) Sit well back in the chair with good posture. Straighten and raise one leg. Hold for a slow count to 10, then slowly lower your leg. Repeat this at least 10 times with each leg. If you can do this easily, try it with light weights on your ankles and with your toes pointing towards you. Try doing this every time you sit down.