What Causes Sore Knees
A sore knee can be a result of a strain, injury, or an underlying condition. Since your knee is supposed to provide support for your body weight, it is of utmost importance to address any issue at the earliest stage to prevent any greater conditions from developing as a result. Thus, as soon as you notice redness, swelling, or the pain that prevents you from walking or knealing on your knee(s), get in touch with South Coast Sports Podiatry to set up a date for a diagnosis.
Here at South Coast Sports Podiatry, we utilise state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to determine the exact cause of sore knees. Our knowledge and rich experience enable us to recognise even some of the trickier conditions and define a treatment plan that we know will yield the best results.
During an in-person consultation, we will ask you questions about the pain you are experiencing, how much does it hurt, in what way, when did you first experience it, etc. The goal is to familiarise us with your medical history and day-to-day activities to determine as accurately as possible what condition we are dealing with.
During the exam, we will take a closer look at the sore knee joints, possibly put pressure on it to evaluate whether the issue is with ligaments, menisci, or tendons, and generally see how tender it feels. If need be, we may suggest an MRI, ultrasound or X-ray.
SORE KNEES TREATMENT
Once we have the necessary information, we will decide on the best treatment plan. We personalise our service to meet the individual and patient’s needs. Therefore, based on the root, severity of the problem, and your specific case, we may recommend any of the following sore knee recovery methods:
- Resting and icing the sore knee, keeping it elevated whenever possible (usually recommended to a patient with a mild strain)
- Compressing the knee with a wrap or brace to reduce swelling or maintain a single position
- Shockwave Therapy
- Immobilisation or surgery
- Strength and conditioning regime
- Sports Taping
- Physical therapy
Rest assured that we will set aside the time to discuss all recovery options with you, explaining you the steps and results you can expect. We are honest and upfront with our patients, and are always realistic about the outcome. What makes us the go-to podiatrists in the South Coast for sore knee treatments is our high-recovery rate, amazing results, and exceptional service. We are also at your disposal at the end of the treatment to advise long-term methods of injury prevention – protective equipment, effective exercises, activities to avoid, and more.
Why A podiatrist?
Podiatrists are university qualified practitioners who specialise in treating conditions involving the entire lower limb, and more specifically, the feet. We can help treat any of the following and more.
What You Get?
Top-quality treatment that is backed by the most recent research and state of the art equipment that is found nowhere else in the Illawarra and South Coast.
Get in touch
Don’t hesitate to contact us in case you experience a sudden, unbearable, or long-term pain in your knee. You can reach South Coast Sports Podiatry on the phone or via email – we respond quickly to emergencies and will see to it that you are scheduled for a sore knee checkup immediately.