The knee joint requires elements of strength, stability, mobility and balance to operate effectively. It is essentially 2 joints in one. The main weight bearing joint, the tibio-femoral joint, and the kneecap joint, the patella-femoral joint. Both of these joints need to be working harmonously to achieve optimal knee function. As the knee sits between the hip and the ankle, the integrity of these joints is vital in maintaining knee function and vice versa. Hong Kong Sports Clinics physiotherapists are highly trained in the diagnosis and expert intervention of knee joint injuries. These may be traumatic, such as a fall during sport or an accidental stumble. Knee joints also suffer from the wear and tear type symptoms, such as running injuries like patellar tracking issues, ITB friction syndrome, baker’s cysts and osteoarthritis.
Following thorough examination and questioning regarding your knee injury, we will implement a short and long term physiotherapy plan to help your knee recover. Usually, the short term plan involves symptom relief such as icing, dry needling taping, massage, strapping and sometimes crutches. Once the knee joint is ready to take the loading, we initiate the longer term plan which involves strengthening the joint to maintain and improve current function and to reduce the possibility of aggravation. Our therapists also excel at post-operative management of all knee surgeries.