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Hip, Knee and Ankle Management

Mobility is critical to our quality of life. Our legs play a crucial role typically helping us get from one destination to another, transferring into and out of chairs, maintaining an upright standing position and enabling us to participate in things like running, hopping, jumping and various other activities.

There are a number of common complaints that people may experience, whether the symptoms have occurred suddenly, or perhaps whether they have gradually occurred over time.

Some of the acute presentations we see in the clinic for the lower limb include:

  • Fractures of the femur, tibia and fibula;
  • Labral tears of the hip;
  • Ligament tears of the knee including ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL;
  • Muscular strains of the adductors, hamstrings, quadriceps and calf complex;
  • Haematomas or “corkies”;
  • Patellar dislocations or subluxations;
  • Ankle sprains and avulsion fractures;
  • Fat pad impingement of the knee;
  • Fractures to the toes or foot bones

Some common conditions that may develop over time include:

  • Bursitis of the hip;
  • ITB friction syndrome;
  • Stress fractures of the tibia and foot bones;
  • Shin pain or “shin splints”;
  • Arthritis of the hip, knee and ankle;
  • Growing pains;
  • Patellar (knee cap) tracking issues;
  • Muscular niggles;
  • FAI (femoral-acetabular impingement)
  • Cam impingement of the hip;
  • Sever’s disease;
  • Osgood’s Schlatter’s disease

If you are experiencing any issues with your hips, knees or ankles, please contact Sophie today to discuss the benefits of Physiotherapy.