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What is the cause of knee pain?
Knee pain relief

Knee pain relief is a crucial aspect of maintaining mobility and quality of life. To effectively address knee pain, it’s essential to understand the underlying causes.

Knee pain is a common complaint that can significantly impact daily activities and quality of life. To find effective knee pain relief, it’s crucial to understand the various causes that can contribute to this discomfort.

In physiotherapy sessions, experienced therapists utilize exercises, stretches, and hands-on techniques to strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, and restore joint function.

Injury and Trauma:

One of the primary causes of knee pain is injury or trauma to the knee joint. This can include ligament sprains or tears (such as ACL or MCL injuries), meniscus tears, fractures, dislocations, or tendon injuries. These injuries often result from sports activities, falls, or accidents.

Degenerative Conditions

Degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis can lead to chronic knee pain. These conditions cause the cartilage in the knee joint to wear down over time, resulting in inflammation, stiffness, and pain, particularly during movement.

Overuse and Repetitive Stress

Overuse and repetitive stress on the knee joint, such as frequent bending, kneeling, or squatting, can lead to pain and discomfort. This is common in occupations or activities that involve repetitive knee movements, such as construction work, gardening, or certain sports.

Age-Related Change

As individuals age, the knee joint undergoes natural wear and tear. The cartilage may thin, and the bones may develop osteophytes (bone spurs), leading to pain and reduced joint function. Age-related changes can contribute to conditions like osteoarthritis and general joint stiffness.

Obesity and Weight-Related Stress

Excess body weight puts additional stress on the knee joints, leading to wear and tear over time. Obesity is a significant risk factor for developing knee pain and related conditions like osteoarthritis. Managing weight through diet and exercise can help alleviate knee pain in some cases.

Poor Biomechanics and Alignment

Issues with biomechanics and alignment, such as flat feet, uneven leg lengths, or improper knee tracking, can contribute to knee pain. These factors can lead to abnormal stress on the knee joint during movement, causing discomfort and potential injury.

Muscle Imbalances and Weakness

Muscle imbalances, weakness, or tightness in the muscles surrounding the knee joint (such as the quadriceps, hamstrings, and calf muscles) can affect joint stability and function. This can result in knee pain, especially during activities that require strength and coordination.

We specialize in using techniques such as Fascial Stretching, Myofascial Release, Heat Therapy, Cupping, Taping, various modalities and Dry Needling/Acupuncture to reduce your pain.

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28 Clinton Street South Teeswater. Ontario. N0G 2S0