"When do I need to see a physio for my knee pain?"
A common question that I recieve is “when do I need to see a physio about my knee?”
The truth is you can see a physio at any time, but my view is that if you’ve had a problem for a while and it keeps coming back, it’s a sign that something is wrong. A physiotherapy session would determine why the problem isn't getting better on it's own.
Another reason to visit a physio would be if there is any swelling or if you have had a specific injury where there is trauma to the knee which is taking a long time to heal. A physio would be able to identify the root cause of your issue and move you forward with a rehabilitation plan.
Thirdly, you might want to see a physio if you have a very specific goal. A lot of our patients that we see love to be active, but their knee pain is stopping them from doing this. Exercise is a great way to get through these uncertain times at the moment - so if you can’t be active due to knee pain, that’s an golden time to go and see a physio.
We even have a number of people that come in without any pain, but are looking to prevent injury in the future. It really boils down to how quickly and safely you want to get back living knee-pain free. If you want immediate and professional help, or don’t want to wait a long time to see the GP, I would strongly recommend seeing a physio.
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