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Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common problem with many causes, from acute injuries to complications of medical conditions. It can be localised to a specific area of the knee or it can diffuse throughout the knee. Knee pain is often accompanied by stiffness and restriction through the joint.

What is Knee Pain?

Knee pain is a common problem that can originate in any of the structures that make up the knee joint. The knee contains bony structures (Femur, tibia, fibula) and the knee cap (patella) as well as ligaments and cartilage (meniscus). Knee pain can be exaggerated by exercise, affected by the surrounding muscles and their movements, and be trigger by other problems (such as a foot injury). Knee pain can also affect people of all ages. 

What Causes Knee Pain?

Knee pain can be divided into 3 different catagories:

  • Acute Injury- broken bone, torn ligament or meniscal tear
  • Medical Conditions- arthritis, infections
  • Chronic Use/Overuse Injuries- osteoarthritis, pateller syndromes, tendinitis, and bursitis. 

How can Firefly Podiatrists help with Knee Pain?

Anterior knee pain can be caused by tracking and poor control of the knee cap and knee function.  This can be caused by poor control around the hip, poor foot function or a combination of both. Firefly Podiatrists can carry out a MSK Assessment with a Gait Analysis. This can identify the source of dysfunction and an appropriate management plan.