First, evaluate the pain Behind the knee pain could be anything from a muscle strain to arthritis. Pay attention to the type of pain you experience – see below. If the knee pain lingers longer than a week or two without any prior injury, visiting Institute of Sport Physiotherapy for an evaluation.
One in five Kiwis struggles with some form of chronic pain. Most have back pain. It’s a condition that starts out as mild and improves over time, which is why most sufferers neglect proper treatment until the pain becomes debilitating. Episodes of back pain only last for a few days and tend to resolve on […]
Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Like a leak in your roof that won’t stop until you patched the source, pain won’t go away until the affected muscle is completely healed. The problem is that some aches and pains last for days, weeks, months, and even years even after […]
Running is becoming a trend in New Zealand thanks to some of the most breath-taking running trails in the world and how easy it is to pick up and start. Unfortunately, some beginners (and some veterans, even) do overdo it at times. This leads to various aches and pains in the knee since the knee […]
While keeping active to stay healthy is good, it can also come with the risk of getting injuries. Sore muscles, sprains, or even fractures can occur especially if you don’t execute the proper form. Sometimes, it simply could be a result of physical impact with other players. Unfortunate as that may be the case, you […]
Runner’s Knee or Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is characterized by a dull pain that is “behind” or “around” the top of the kneecap. It is the most common of all running ailments, accounting for 16.5% of injuries according to one recent study. You will likely have pain when resisting leg extension, and possibly tenderness if […]
Why We Use Interferential Therapy (IFT) For suitable injuries, we use IFT to relieve pain, stimulate muscles, increase local blood flow and reduce oedema to relieve the acute phase of your injury. Once the acute phase has passed, we manipulate and exercise the injured part to enhance recovery and help to prevent injury recurrence. Our […]