GO RUN GO Physio treats very common knee pains originating from the patello-femoral joint or knee cap (patella). They can result in diffuse or sharp pains surrounding the knee cap or even behind the knee. They tend to be aggravated by any bent knee activity such as running, kneeling, squatting, sitting for prolonged periods or stairs.
Patello-femoral pain may occur as a result of many factors. In the normal knee, the patella glides up and down through a groove in the bottom end of the femur. When the knee is bent the pressure between the patella and femur is increased. If the patella does not track smoothly through the groove, there is a subsequent increase in pressure and resultant pain and inflammation.
Physiotherapist Nirav will assess your knee and determine the cause of your pain and provide the necessary treatment.