Physiotherapy for Knee Pain

Knee pain is effectively managed here at Susan Quin Physiotherapy Raheny. Knee pain can be divided into sudden (Acute) injuries or long-term (Chronic or Overuse) injuries.


Sudden or Acute Knee Injuries

Sudden or Acute Knee Injuries happen when playing sport or when you slip or fall. This may damage the ligaments, the muscles or cartilage. It could dislocate your knee-cap or result in a fracture.

Physiotherapists are experts at assessing these injuries and will refer you to a specialist if needed, e.g. for surgery. 

Even if surgery is necessary, an exercise programme to prepare your knee first will make your knee stronger and freer so you will recover better from the operation.

The severity and location of the injury will determine how much rehabilitation you will need.

The Commonest Acute Knee Injuries are:

  • Torn cartilage (Meniscal)
  • Torn ligament (Medial Ligament Strain on inside of Knee)
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) Tear
  • Fracture
  • Knee-cap dislocation

Chronic or Overuse Knee Injuries

Chronic or Overuse Knee Injuries can have different causes but are often due to previous knee injuries, due to poor muscle control of your knee or due to a lot of repetition (cycling or running a long distance). They are very effectively managed by physiotherapy here at Susan Quin Physiotherapy in Raheny.

The Commonest Chronic or Overuse Knee Injuries include:

  • Knee-Cap Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • IlioTibial Band (ITB) Syndrome (Runners Knee)
  • Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumpers Knee)
  • Fat Pad Impingement (Inflammation at the front of the knee)

Physiotherapy Treatment for Knee Pain includes:

  • Manual therapy to increase movement, to loosen tight muscles and to ease pain
  • Targeted strength training specific to the injury
  • Adapting your activities to facilitate healing
  • Taping to support and facilitate movement
  • Braces
  • Ice
  • Orthotics and advice on footwear
  • Exercises to improve movement, strength, flexibility, balance and coordination
  • Treatment of contributing factors, including the lower back, core stability, hip or feet
  • A graduated rehabilitation programme for return to sport or activity

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Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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Susan Quin Physiotherapy provides Home Visits for Personalised Physiotherapy Assessment and Treatment in the Raheny, Clontarf, Killester, Artane, Fairview, Donaghmede, Clongriffin, Malahide, Portmarnock, Baldoyle, Sutton and Howth areas.

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