Hip & Knee
The hip and knees are major load-bearing joints in our body, designed for repetitive loading. However, when we have pain in these joints, it can make daily activities very difficult and unpleasant.
Hips are ball and socket joint surrounded by very large muscles connecting our legs to our pelvis and back.
Some hip pain can be caused by arthritis and research shows that physiotherapy can be a very effective treatment before surgery. However, a very common pain over the outer aspect of hips (especially common in woman) with walking, stairs and sleeping, can also be successfully treated by our physio’s at Wahroonga Physiotherapy.
Often assessing pelvis and leg length combined with hands-on therapy and specific exercises has shown to be more effective than rest or steroid injections.
The knee is a hinge joint consisting of ligaments inside and around the knee that gives strength and stability, and meniscus between the bones which act as extra padding.
On top of the joint is the knee cap, called the patella, which is embedded in the quadriceps muscle.
Knee pain can come from wear and tear or trauma and more research is telling us physiotherapy treatment and exercises designed by your physio, are often a more successful treatment option for both acute trauma and arthritic knees compared to surgery.
If you do require surgery, post-surgery physiotherapy is a very important part of your rehabilitation to ensure your knee is strong and resilient into the future.
The good news is whether you are young or elderly, a weekend warrior or an elite athlete, the physio’s at Wahroonga Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic can help you with your pain or with strengthening your knee.