The knee stops moving for many reasons which may be of orthopedic, traumatological, rheumatological, dermatological, oncological origin, etc. Below you will read information pertinent to the orthopedic physiotherapy field physiotherapy for knee ligament tear.
Gonarthrosis is a degenerative pathology of the knee which, due to a consumption of the cartilage, produces an abnormal growth of the bone tissue (osteophytes) near the joint line (the part of bone that is articulated).
In advanced stages, the growth of osteophytes limits the movement of the joint.
In these cases, a cycle of conservative physiotherapy is performed to reduce pain and inflammation, and if the situation is too degenerate it is resolved with a joint replacement surgery.
In our Physiotherapy Centers we have a direct confrontation with Orthopedists and Physiatrists with whom we plan the best therapeutic strategy for your condition.
Injury block: Due to major injuries the patient is unable to move the knee in certain positions.
This is the case of injury to the patellar tendon , cruciate ligaments, or menisci.
In many of these cases, depending on the location of the injury, the patient feels pain in specific directions.
In the case of a lesion of the medial meniscus it is highly probable that in the flexion and internal rotation movements the patient feels pain in the anterior and internal part of the knee. Based on the extent of the damage and other factors (such as the patient’s age or profession), a choice is made between conservative physiotherapy or pre and post-operative physiotherapy.
We treat injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament every year, we have specific protocols that consist in the integration of the most modern physical therapy equipment with manual therapy techniques, osteopathic techniques and neuromuscular bandaging / taping.
THE SWELLING IN THE KNEE
The swelling is an expression of the presence of an excessive amount of fluid in the joint, sometimes it can cause pain in the knee, sometimes pain behind the knee .
How and why is the liquid formed?
The joint produces excess fluid under several conditions, including:
Muscle-tendon inflammatory state: such as quadriceps tendonitis or goose leg tendonitis;
Rheumatic pathologies: as in the case of arthritis and osteoarthritis;
Bruises: edema or hematoma (liquid that also contains blood) forms depending on the intensity of the damage. Bruised skin is usually seen near the point of impact;
Muscle or tedine injuries;
Baker’s cyst (fluid-containing sac that occurs at the back of the knee)
Inflammation of Hoffa’s body (it is a pad of fatty tissue located under the patella);
Even those suffering from Knees valgus if too much strain could have this problem.