Knee Pain Conditions| Limerick Pain Relief & Sport’s Injury Clinic Articles
Knee pain is a condition that affects many clients attending our clinic here in Limerick. Below are a number of articles on some different conditions that can cause knee pain. Why it happens, what exactly goes wrong and what you can do about it.
In this article we take look at knee pain that appears to have come on without any obvious injury to the knee joint. This is quite common, especially as you get older. This type of condition responds really well to physical therapy. To read our article on common knee pain, simply click on the link at the end of this sentence – Common Knee Pain.
In this article we discuss anterior cruciate ligament injuries. These are reasonably common amongst competitive sport’s people. It is a serious injury and results in a long lay off. It usually results in knee instability, which requires surgery for many sport’s people. To read our article on common back pain, simply click on the link at the end of this sentence – Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL Tear).
In this piece we examine cartilage (or meniscus) tears of the knee. Again, this injury is generally in the domain of sports people. This can be a serious injury, depending on its severity. If you have suffered a bad cartilage tear, then you may be unable to straighten your knee. To read our article on meniscus tears, simply click on the link at the end of this sentence – Cartilage Tear (Torn Meniscus).
In this article, we look at patella (knee cap) fractures. This injury is more common in older people. To see our article on patella fractures, click on the link at the end of this sentence – Fractured Patella (Broken Kneecap).
At the Pain Relief Clinic here in Limerick City, our physical therapy treatment consistently brings resolution to painful conditions and sport’s injuries.
Treatment is very successful in treating acute injuries/painful episodes and also when treating chronic long-standing and persistent conditions.
On your first visit, we will take your full case history and also examine your painful condition/injury. Once we have established the root-cause of your painful condition or injury, we will approach this by treating the appropriate area. Your treatment is usually carried out through light clothing and is primarily a hands-on approach. Your treatment typically involves applying pressure to your muscles that have been identified as being dysfunctional in order to return your musculature to normality. The pressure applied can range from light to deeper pressure. However, patient comfort is paramount and the degree of pressure used is determined by your age and suitability. For example, the pressure used on a very old patient would be far less than that used on a sport’s person in his twenties. In addition, some light work may also be carried out on your joints if necessary. You may also be given some exercise advice to help your recovery.
The usual improvements that you will feel are:
- Reduced or eradicated pain
- Improved or restored full range of movement
- Everyday activities that you had difficulty with, or were previously unable to do are now much easier to do.
"I struggled for a long time with knee pain and had almost resigned to living with it. I also suffered from pains in my feet. Tony identified the problem and treated me accordingly. I haven’t felt this good in years and am so thankful to him for his great work. I did the Camino walk a few months ago without an ache or a pain. I can hardly believe it! Tony is professional and very committed and I would recommend him to anyone requiring treatment."
Ms. E. Treacy, Raheen, Limerick.
The Pain Relief Clinic is located above O’Sullivan’s Pharmacy in O’Connell Avenue in Limerick with convenient parking adjacent. You have a choice of morning-time, afternoon and late evening appointments.
Hi, my name is Tony Phelan & I’m a Registered Physical Therapist. I travel to the US annually for advanced training ensuring that you avail from the best physical therapy treatments practiced in the world today in our Limerick City clinic.
Your session is also covered by VHI, LAYA, Hibernian Health Aviva and GloHealth. Your treatment is also eligible for MED-1 reimbursement. Take the first step towards resolving your painful condition/injury by calling us today to schedule your treatment in Limerick City on (061)467940 or (087)6250992. We look forward to seeing you and I really hope that you enjoyed the article.