Knee Physio Treatment in Fermoy, Co. Cork

knee pain conditionsPatello-Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Refers to pain at the front of the knee.

One may experience pain around the kneecap or on the tendons above and below the kneecap. It can vary from a dull while seated at your desk or while driving or it may present as a sharp stabbing pain while going up or down stairs.

At Avondhu Physiotherapy Clinic our Physio staff can assess and advise you appropriately.

Quadriceps Dysfunction

When your front thigh muscles (Quads) are not working in an optimal manner. This may cause the knee cap to track incorrectly or in severe cases even dislocate. Physiotherapy will aim to loosen tight structures and re-train weaker muscles to return to normal, pain free activity.

Cartilage problems

Are typically sustained during some twisting motion of the knee while the knee is bent. This type of knee pain can be very painful and can cause the knee to lock, click or catch. A knee assessment will identify the extent and location of the injury. Imaging (MRI)and a consultation may be required for the injury is significant.

Stiff & Painful knee

Manual Therapy, ie joint mobilisation, will help loosen a stiff & painful knee. Our Physio staff will advise you on how to keep the knee moving freely with specific exercises.

Patellar Tendonopathy

Refers to pain at the front of the knee due to mal adaptive changes in the knee tendon due an overloading problem. This can present as an acute (under 2 weeks) or chronic (over 3 months) tendon problem. The treatment and management strategies differ for both. Physiotherapy can help in this knee condition.

Fat Pad Irritation

Is when the pouch structure behind the patellar tendon (tendon below the knee cap) becomes inflamed or irritated. Ligament injuries (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL):  Ligament injuries are most commonly experienced in sports people or after a helpless fall. A physio assessment will diagnose the extent of the injury and will advise on rehabilitation or other necessary consultations.

Knee Assessment Example