Knee Pain is a common condition and sudden pain in one of the knees is usually the result of overusing the knee or injuring it. You’re more likely to experience knee pain as you get older and if you are overweight. The knee joint is particularly vulnerable to damage and pain because it takes the full weight of your body and any extra force when you run or jump.
Common causes of knee pain include osteoarthritis, sprain & strain, meniscus or cartilage damage and ligament damage. In most cases, your history and online assessment would help us diagnose the cause and relevant treatment.
At the time of your video consultation your physiotherapist shall understand your pain history, lifestyle and ask related questions. Close attention to history and cause of pain is critical in planning a treatment program for knee pain. You may be asked to perform certain movements on video and report the outcomes. After the assessment and examination, the doctor shall prepare a treatment program for you.
In case your condition is severe, we would advise you to visit a physiotherapist or a physician/ orthopedic in person.
The treatment program for you shall be personalised based on your history, symptoms and examination. The goals of the treatment are reduction of pain, healing and return to function and daily activities. Another objective would be to teach you the exercises which could keep your knee joint and supporting structures strong and healthy in future.
The treatment program would usually involve rest, hot/ ice packs and prescriptive exercises to deliver the desired goals. You shall receive an online exercise prescription which shall be followed by an online video demonstration by your doctor. Some of your exercise sessions shall be supervised by your doctor to ensure that you have understood the exercises well and are doing them with correct form.
Your doctor will continue the follow up with you through emails and video calls to assist you in achieving the goals of the treatment program. You would have regular assessment of your progress and the treatment program shall be revised as required.