POSTERIOR KNEE PAIN
There are muscles at the back of the knee that can pull on the joint capsule, particularly the popliteus. Posterior knee pain sometimes develops gradually over time (chronic) indicating an underlying knee condition and other times it develops suddenly (acute) due to a knee injury.
Some common causes of posterior knee pain are:
- Baker's cyst
- Meniscus tear
- Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid arthritis
- Hamstring tendonosis or injury
- Knee sprain
Symptoms you may be experiencing:
- pain at the back of the knee - this pain can be experienced as an ache or as a sharp pain, depending on the cause of the pain;
- leg movements may be restricted by swelling.
Initial care - things to try at home:
- avoid painful movements;
- ice the back of the knee (if caused by a painful incident).
Our approach to solving your problem:
- By loosening up the muscles at the back of the knee, including the popliteus, posterior knee pain can often be alleviated.
We will then create a management plan specific to you to help you to:
- help settle the pain;
- reduce inflammation;
- strengthen the area;
- address the causative factors;
- get you back to the activities that you enjoy!
If you would like one of our Soft Tissue Therapists to help you recover from posterior knee pain, give us a call on 9894 2463 or book online to make an appointment.