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Most people will suffer from knee pain at some point in their lives. Often this can be short lived and can improve with the cortect treatment.

Common causes of Knee Pain

Patellofemoral Syndrome: This is the term for pain originating from the back of the knee cap. It is the most common cause of pain in young adults. there are many factors which could be contributing to the problem, including muscle flexibility and strength around the knee cap and hip. Our physiotherapists are experts in diagnosing these problems and formulating a treatment programme specifically tailored to the individual problem.

Osteoarthritis: OA affects around 1 in every 4 adults. It occurs mainly when there has been some damage to the cartilage in the knee joint, often due to a previous injury or even just from being overweight. Early diagnosis is crucial in order to manage the condition and prevent it worsening unnecessarily.

Sports injuries: Knee pain can be caused by sports injuries which may damage the meniscus (cartilage), ligaments or other structures in the knee. Our physiotherapists are trained in diagnosis of these problems and often they are treatable with physiotherapy. However we work closely with GPs and consultants in order to be able to refer you to them if needed for an MRI or arthroscopy.