Knee Pain Treatment for Bedford Locals & Surrounding Suburbs!
Your knees are a vital part of everyday movement and activity, and it is incredibly important to look after them. Knees are vulnerable to pain and injury and Exercise Physiology can act not only as a modality for the post injury patient, but also as a preventative measure. Pain is often experienced within or around the knee joint. This includes the knee cap, the patella tendon, the joint itself or any of the muscles supporting the knee. This is often seen in athletes such as runners, footballers, basketballers, netballers and many more.
At Exercise For Life we love helping people get over knee pain! As Exercise Physiologists, we have extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and use our expertise in exercise prescription to ensure maximise the function of the muscles involved in supporting and moving the knee. Whether you are young or old, active or not so active, or whether your knee issue is new or been around for a while, we can help you get back to doing the things you love pain free again!
What Contributes to Knee Pain?
Generally people leading an active lifestyle with jobs or hobbies that require you to put increased load through the joint. Things such as squatting, running, jumping and many others can contribute to this pain coming on. Often we will find there is weakness in the muscles surrounding the knee or even at the hip that can contribute to this occurring by allowing the knee to fall in when landing, running or changing direction.
People think that when they experience knee pain they should stop activity to rest the knee. This is the worst thing that they could do, as rest results in decreased muscle strength of the knee muscles, joint tightness and can contribute to increased stress in the hip and lower back. All of these factors can contribute to knee pain.
What Can We Do About It?
In general, our process will be trying to reduce your pain as quickly as possible so that we can start to get you nice and strong again! To reduce your pain we can use stretching, muscle releasing and muscle retraining to allow the knee movement and the muscle to take load.
Once your pain is reduced we can get you back to moving well and strengthening the surrounding muscles to take the load off of the joint itself to give you great long term results!
The occasional niggle or tightness may be nothing to worry about, but failing to pay attention to sharp or lingering pain may end up causing you a lot of problems in the future. If your knee back pain is stopping you from doing what you normally love to do, then it is time to get it looked at by one of our experienced Exercise Physiologist In general, knee back pain that is affecting your day to day life is a sign that something needs to be looked at.