Knee Pain and Exercises
Knee Pain and Exercises could fill several books and have been which, what and why is an evolving discussion about all Health Care Professsional There is a wide range of potential reasons for knee pain for all ages, here is a brief examination and list of common knee conditions and less common. Knee conditions related to sport are different from the older knee if you look at the walking gait in the diagram below you will see that the gait in a young person is different to the older person as our muscles change and get weaker. Knee exercises are a vital part of knee health care exercises for knees with OsteoArthritis are different to exercises for post Knee surgery or exercises for Patella Tendinopathy. If you have an Acute Bursitis this requires rest and ice while other knee pain is inflammatory or infectious and this requires further investigations and maybe referral to Rheumatology or Orthorpeadics At some point knee exercises are essential and selecting your own individual comfortable series of knee exercises It is useful to fill in a Knee Questionnaire which is added to this page. It maybe that you need to be using a walking stick or a crutch and the advice on how to use a stick, crutch or a walking frame is included in this series of mini video clips Much of this information may have already been given to you by your own physiotherapist or NHS Healthcare professional so it be handy to see the video clips again to refresh your memory on comfortable sensible knee pain and lower limb exercises As surgery on a knee can be complicated rehabilitation of a knee continues to be evidence based good practice. Many of the small tendon, ligements, and attachments around a knee joint can give pain as well,
For many runners or athletes you can see the different patterns of running gait can affect the health of the knee joint.
This Knee Examination Chart courtesy of a Sports and Exercise Doctor part of BASEM where if one is a member or associate member there is a wide range of current Continual Professional Development lectures and Videos on the examinations of the joints back and neck
Knee Exercises should be relatively pain free especially if you are aware you may have OsteoArthritis of the knee or an inflammatory condition. So knee exercises need to be monitored for pain alerts and management The exercises for OsteoArthritis of the knee is similar to anterior knee pain this is because there is often wear and tear on the cartilage surface of the patella on the femur surface as this rushes or tracks up and down its groove as we go up and down stairs go training in the gym or run or dance.
One of the runners who has shockwave therapy to condition her muscles