Knee pain

Why is my knee sore? 

The knee joint is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. It is constructed by 4 bones and an extensive network of ligaments and muscles. Its shape mainly allows for flexion and extension (and a small degree of rotation). 

Knee pain can be the result of an injury, medical conditions like arthritis, gout, infections or overuse. The most common causes of knee are:

How can knee pain be treated? Will Physiotherapy help to resolve my knee pain?

Treatment of knee pain varies depending on the exact cause. Ice, rest, medication, injections, bracing / knee support , surgery or physiotherapy are all different treatment options that can be used to deal with your knee problem.

Physiotherapy is an important part of whichever medical intervention is decided on to treat the cause of your knee pain. The correct physio intervention will help you to get better regardless if you need surgery or conservative treatment. Physiotherapy will help to:

  • strengthen your weak muscles and release tense or shortened muscles and tendons
  • increase range of movement
  • improve weightbearing through the knee and improve gait pattern
  • get you ready to return to sport or work
  • ease of the symptoms of inflammation like pain and swelling
  • get you going after knee surgery


Based on the assessment  a treatment session with us might include:

Physiotherapy after knee replacement

Physiotherapy plays an important part of rehabilitation after knee replacement, although having couple of sessions before the surgery will also help with faster recovery.

The main goals of rehabilitation after the total knee replacement are:

  • gradually increase the strength in your leg
  • safely increase your range of movement
  • wean you off walking aid and make sure you are walking correctly
  • making sure your scar is healing well and if needed work on it to prevent adhesions and fibrosis; tight scar after the knee replacement is often one of the reasons why you can't bend the knee as much as you would like to