Man holding a painful left kneeWhat is it? It is pain that is in and around the knee joint.

Common Cause: Most commonly caused by arthritic changes or ligament injuries of the knee.

Common Symptoms: Pain in and around the knee, predominantly during movement. Reduced mobility may occur due to the pain, which can also result in swelling around the knee.

How can Physiotherapy help? It can reduce pain felt during movement, thus increasing the amount of available movement at the knee joint.

What to expect during treatment: Inflammation reduction techniques, possible acupuncture for pain and advice for movement in everyday life.

What can you do for yourself? Rest your knee during periods of activity, elevating the leg and compressing the knee with ice. Seek advice from a physiotherapist for advice on exercise and rehabilitation.