KNEE INJURIESOpen or Close
Knee pain can be the result, of local knee problems,
including continual wear & stress on the knee joint,
as well as injury or a sudden movement, that strains the knee.
The further information provided, delivers a few of the more common causes.
KNEE LIGAMENTSOpen or Close
Sprained or strained knee ligaments & or muscles
A sprained or strained knee ligament, or muscle is usually caused by a trauma, to the knee or a sudden movement (usually twisting), of the knee.
Symptoms often include pain, swelling & difficulty in walking.
Many athletes experience injuries, to their knee ligaments.
Of the four major ligaments found in the knee, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) & the medial collateral ligament (MCL), are often injured in sports.
The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), may also be injured.
KNEE CARTILIDGEOpen or Close
Trauma to the knee can tear the menisci, (pads of tissue that act as shock absorbers between the two large bones).
Any compression &/or twisting movement can cause pain, plus "locking" of the knee occurs.
The meniscus, is a tough, rubbery cartilage that is attached to the knee's ligaments.
The meniscus acts like a shock absorber. In athletic activities, tears in the meniscus can occur when twisting, cutting, pivoting, decelerating, or being tackled.
Direct contact, is often involved.
ARTHRITISOpen or Close
TENDONITISOpen or Close
REFERRED PAINOpen or Close
'he is committed to his patients and his goal is to address issues as quickly as possible'
David will explain to you what treatment you'll need, how to speed up your recovery & when you can return to your regular activities & sports.
He may prescribe special exercises together with treatment to increase your joint mobility & performance.
Together with stretching your muscle groups accordingly, strengthening weak muscles, to restore muscle balance.
‘I am now walking and living pain free for the first time in 3 years’
In regard to pain, David takes a thorough history with consultation, guiding his examination. This determines for any individual the quality, duration & origin of this condition, how it uniquely affects you & how best to provide treatment.