Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions including arthritis, gout and infections also can cause knee pain. Many types of minor knee pain respond well to self-care measures like the rice protocol, however if your pain persists it is time to see an expert who can help get you back moving pain free again.

If your pain is due to an acute sports injury then we at Dundalk physical therapy can help diagnose and rehabilitate you to get you back in action a.s.a.p. On the other hand you may be suffering from arthritis in which case some soft tissue release work, joint mobilisations and exercises can give you good relief.

Sporting Knee Injuries

There are numerous different knee injuries that can occur while playing sports or participating in various physical activities. These injuries can range from acute trauma causing damage to the ACL, MCL or MENISCUS to overuse injuries like Patello-femoral pain syndrome, ITB friction syndrome or patellar tendinitis.
When you sustain a knee injury it is vital to obtain an accurate diagnosis at the outset so that the appropriate treatment protocol can be implemented to ensure a full and speedy recovery. At Dundalk Physical Therapy our therapists use the latest in evidence based techniques to assess and rehabilitate your injury.

Anterior Knee Pain

A common complaint we see is anterior knee pain (pain over the knee cap) which can come on gradually over time and be quite debilitating. This along with all other knee injuries requires thorough examination from the foot to the pelvis to identify the imbalances that are causing your pain. Often it is caused by weakness and lack of control of the hip muscles or from over pronation of the foot or a lack of core stability. Identifying the specific cause and exercises to correct it is the key to successful management.