Pain relief; there is an arsenal of treatments that a physiotherapist can provide, which includes manual therapy (massage/joint mobilisations), bracing, taping, stretching, dry needling.
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Is physiotherapy good for knee injury?
The short answer is yes! Whether you are suffering from an acute ,,sporting injury, or whether you have more long term pain due to osteoarthritis, physiotherapy is extremely beneficial for knee pain. Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function, and are well equipped to help in your recovery.
What is the best therapy for knees?
Do use “RICE.” Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) is good for knee pain caused by a minor injury or an arthritis flare. Give your knee some rest, apply ice to reduce swelling, wear a compressive bandage, and keep your knee elevated. Don’t overlook your weight.
Does physiotherapy reduce pain?
Physiotherapy treatment to relieve your pain may include soft tissues massage and stretching to relieve tension and spasm, joint mobilisations, acupuncture, electrotherapy, corrective exercise, posture awareness, and advice on how to overcome pain in your daily activities.
How quickly does physiotherapy work?
Minor injuries you might expect 2-3 sessions of physiotherapy; soft tissue injuries you would be looking more towards 6 – 8 weeks, as this is roughly how long it takes for soft tissue to heal in most cases; and more chronic or serious conditions taking 2 or more months of treatment depending on the level of progress
How can I do knee treatment at home?