Knee and Ankle Care
Knee and Ankles are part of our lower limbs and they are our primary means to moving about from place to place. So when they are in pain, our daily activities can be severely compromised and our quality of life with it.
Knee pain is often experienced by people of all age groups – pain in the knees can affect daily activities from climbing up stairs and other aspects of daily life. It is important to accurately diagnose the root cause behind the pain so as to ensure appropriate and targeted treatment.
Some of the common causes of knee pain include:
- Anterior Knee Pain
- Ligament Injuries (ACL, MCL)
- Meniscus Tear/Injury
Ankle pain could come in the form of a dull ache or a sharp pain and its severity could range from a simple strain to a medical condition such as arthritis. Thankfully, ankle sprains account for up to 85% of ankle injuries and pain. Sprains occur when the ligaments get torn or strained from over-stretching and common signs of a sprained ankle often include swelling and bruising.
Other common causes of ankle pain include:
Why is it important to see a physiotherapist?
It is important to get immediate attention for knee pain because when your right knee hurts, it is the body’s natural reaction to avoid putting pressure the right knee. This will result in more weight being put on the left knee, which means that the muscles around the left knee will have to work harder to support the extra weight. In the long run, this will result in the weakening of the muscle in the surrounding region due to inactivity.
In most cases, simple ankle sprains heal with proper care, however sprained ankles tend to be weakened after recovery and are not as strong and is likely to be sprained again. In more serious cases such as ankle osteoarthritis, it is crucial to visit a specialist to get an early diagnosis as it is a degenerative condition.
How can we help?
Our team of physiotherapists are trained to determine the cause of your pain so as to come up with an effective treatment plan which would relieve your pain, increase your mobility and strengthen weak muscles. Physiotherapy also prevents future injuries and slows down the rate of degeneration helping you to return to your daily activities and sports pain free.