Knee pain Sports Massage Therapy by Professional Therapist-Massage Blast
There are many injuries and reasons for knee pain.
Many include treatment, rehabilitation programs and exercises. We also have information on knee surgery, strapping & taping as well as a huge number of strengthening exercises.
The knee joint is found in the middle of the leg and connects the Femur (thigh bone) and Tibia (shin bone). The Patella, or kneecap sits to the front of these bones. The Femur and Tibia are connected by the four main ligaments at the knee, the Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligaments (found deep within the knee joint) and the Medial (MCL) and Lateral (LCL) Collateral Ligaments (on either side of the joint).
The knee joint also contains two forms of cartilage. There is articular cartilage which protects the ends of both bones and the back of the patella allowing for smooth movement and the cartilage meniscus which are two semi circular discs providing cushioning and support for the bones.
ACUTE VS CHRONIC
Acute knee injuries occur suddenly usually through a sudden force or impact on the knee. Emergency first aid is important and the PRICE method (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation) is often indicated. If an acute injury is not treated correctly it can become chronic.
Chronic pain tends to come on gradully with no specific time of onset. These injuries are usually either overuse or degenerative caused by wear and tear over time.