Knee Pain

Physiotherapy for Knee Pain Sherwood Park

Knee pain is one of the most common concerns we see at our clinic. It can sneak up on nearly everyone, regardless of your age or activity level. Whether your pain and weakness are caused by a recent injury or you’ve been living with chronic discomfort, our skilled therapists are here to support you along your recovery.

Knee Pain FAQs:

Causes of knee pain?

There are a number of different reasons you may experience knee pain, here are a few of the most common causes:

    • Sprains
    • Osteoarthritis
      • Arthritis is one of the most common chronic diseases in Canada, with 1 in 5 Canadians suffering from its impacts (Arthritis Society Canada).
    • Muscle (ACL / MCL) tears
    • Bursitis
    • Dislocation
    • Fracture
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
      • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), also known as runner’s knee, means that you have pain in front of the knee or around the kneecap (patella). This may be caused by a structural defect, or a certain way of walking or running (John Hopkins Medicine).
    • Tendonitis | Tendinosis

Common symptoms of knee pain

    • Swelling
    • Stiffness
    • Aches
    • Weakness
    • Instability
    • Sharp pain
    • Popping or clicking sounds
    • Inability to bend, flex, or straighten the knee

How can physio help with my knee pain?

    • Muscle development/strengthening
    • Increase range of motion
    • Activity education/modification
    • Reduce swelling
    • Bracing/taping
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When should I see a physio for my knee pain?

If you’ve experienced pain, stiffness, swelling, or discomfort for more than a couple of days, you can book an appointment with a physiotherapist.

Or, if you’ve had surgery, physiotherapy can support your recovery as soon as you’ve gotten clearance from your surgeon.

How long does it take to recover from knee pain?

As with most issues, it depends on the nature of your issue and your personal situation (factoring in health history, stress levels, sleep quality, etc). Generally, recovery can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months for an injury.

For chronic conditions like arthritis, treatment can be ongoing. However, our goal is to help you manage the symptoms independently so you can minimize discomfort and maximize your quality of life.

Which physiotherapist should I book in with?

Each of our therapists has worked extensively with knees. We’d recommend booking with either Becky, Brit, or Sid, depending on your scheduling needs.

Sid in particular has focused a large part of his career on knee rehabilitation. He worked at the Glen Sather Clinic, running the Acute Knee Injury Clinic and the Functional Agility and Strength Training class for athletes with ACL injuries. He’s also worked with patients suffering from arthritic knee pain, offering classes for arthritic knee patients throughout the year.

What should I bring to treatment?

Ideally, bring a pair of shorts or wear loose pants that can easily slide up above the knee. Indoor workout shoes are also helpful for when we teach you exercises in the gym.

Next Steps

If you have any questions about whether treatment at Acceleration Physiotherapy is right for you, please get in touch! To book your first physiotherapy appointment at our clinic, click the button below.