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Physiotherapy Treatment

Physiotherapy is a very important part of the treatment of knee conditions both before and after surgery. After a knee injury, even if surgery is going to be required, physiotherapy can help speed up the early recovery and make sure you get the most from your surgery.

If surgery is not required, then physiotherapy can speed up recovery from the injury and help prevent further problems with your knee.

It is important to note that the rehabilitation protocols given on this site are simply guidelines and may vary with individual physiotherapists.

Physiotherapy Treatment

Physiotherapy is a very important part of the treatment of knee conditions both before and after surgery. After a knee injury, even if surgery is going to be required, physiotherapy can help speed up the early recovery and make sure you get the most from your surgery.

If surgery is not required, then physiotherapy can speed up recovery from the injury and help prevent further problems with your knee.

It is important to note that the rehabilitation protocols given on this site are simply guidelines and may vary with individual physiotherapists.

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Physiotherapy After Key-Hole Surgery

Keyhole knee surgery is recommended when there are cartilage problems. The specific physiotherapy will depend on the type of surgery performed. Physiotherapy will however, play a crucial role in the healing process.

A registered physiotherapist will aim to reduce swelling, help restore normal range of movement, regain muscle strength, and help you return to your normal routine effectively. Your physiotherapist can advise on pain management.

Your physiotherapist can create some customised exercises depending on your needs.

Physiotherapy After Key-Hole Surgery Facts

Protect your knee while it is recovering. Sometimes a knee support can help.

Optimal Loading is preferred. Do as much as you feel comfortable doing, not pushing through the pain

Ice packs applied to your knee for 15 – 20 minutes can help reduce swelling and pain

Compression – use a bandage or knee sleeve. It can help with the swelling. Don’t leave the bandage on while you sleep.

Elevate – Try to keep the knee up and supported when resting, this can help control the swelling.

Physiotherapy After Key-Hole Surgery Facts

Protect your knee while it is recovering. Sometimes a knee support can help.

Optimal Loading is preferred. Do as much as you feel comfortable doing, not pushing through the pain

Ice packs applied to your knee for 15 – 20 minutes can help reduce swelling and pain

Compression – use a bandage or knee sleeve. It can help with the swelling. Don’t leave the bandage on while you sleep.

Elevate – Try to keep the knee up and supported when resting, this can help control the swelling.

Physiotherapy After ACL Surgery

An ACL injury happens when the ligament is stretched beyond usual range or is torn.

After your ACL reconstruction surgery, you need to take extra care when carrying out activities.

Physiotherapy after ACL surgery involves exercises for the different phases of the rehabilitation procedure. The exercises will aid in strengthening the muscles around your knee and will help you get back to your normal activities.

Your physiotherapist will suggest the activities you can partake in at each stage of your rehabilitation program and the activities you must refrain from. Stick to their advice for the best results.

Physiotherapy After ACL Surgery Facts

Ice – apply ice packs to control the swelling

Supports – Use crutches to allow you to walk more normally rather than lmping.

Movement – Concentrate on getting your knee straight and bending it as far as is comfortable

Strength – Once your swelling and range of movement has improved you can begin to work on strength

Return to sports – You should be able to return to running between 3-6 months. Sports that involve twisting and jumping between 6 – 12 months. Be guided by your specialist

Physiotherapy After ACL Surgery Facts

Ice – apply ice packs to control the swelling

Supports – Use crutches to allow you to walk more normally rather than lmping.

Movement – Concentrate on getting your knee straight and bending it as far as is comfortable

Strength – Once your swelling and range of movement has improved you can begin to work on strength

Return to sports – You should be able to return to running between 3-6 months. Sports that involve twisting and jumping between 6 – 12 months. Be guided by your specialist

Physiotherapy After Knee Replacement

The pain in the joint between the kneecap and thighbone is patella-femoral syndrome. This is the most common cause for pain at the front of the knee. It could be caused by knee overuse injuries.

When you are running, the knee is under a lot of stress. This may lead to your kneecap rubbing against the thighbone leading to irritation and ache.

The major symptom is pain around the kneecap. The pain begins slowly, and gets worse if you indulge in a lot of activity or sit for a long time. You may hear grinding or clicking noise when bending or straightening the knee. The knee may feel weak as well.

Physiotherapy After Knee Replacement Facts

Ice – Regular ice packs can help control the swelling and pain

Medication – Take your pain-killers as prescribed. Less pain means you can perform the exercises more easily

Prevent blood clots – begin the exercises early as directed by your physiotherapist. This can help with your circulation

Early walking – You may be able to walk short distances on the day of surgery. Early walking helps your knee regain strength and movement.

Advanced exercise – after about 4 -6 weeks you may be able to start cycling and adding resistance to knee bends to build strength

Be patient – Most patients will find the first few weeks difficult. Persevere and you will see the benefits in the long term.

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