Knee pain is something that we see a lot of at MOH. Unsurprising with the number of MAMILs in Melbourne’s inner city… (that’s middle-aged men in Lycra for those scratching their heads at home)
Repetitive activities like cycling and running are common contributors to knee complaints, and age related degeneration is the other major player in persistent knee pain.
Whether it is sports related injury to the ligaments, degeneration of the cartilage, or something going wrong with the muscles and tendons surrounding the knee, it is important to maintain mobility, strength and control of the knee joint to achieve the best recovery possible.
Unresolved knee injuries can impact on the entire leg and low back.
It may change the way we walk and run, the way we bend and squat, and worst of all it may actually prevent us from returning to the physical activities we enjoy most.
Addressing any restrictions below the knee is a vital part of the process, and it is very common for us to focus on your foot and ankle function when we get you started on a rehabilitation program. Similarly, identifying if there are hip issues contributing to the problem is also essential for a full recovery.