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Knee Arthritis, Knee Cartilage Tears, Patella Tendonitis, Runner's Knee and knee ligament injuries are common knee problems that can occur due to sporting activities. Knee injury symptoms consist of knee pain, stiffness, knee swelling, knee muscle weakness, knee locking and ‘giving way'.

Knee pain and injuries are often caused by trauma or overuse, with repeated weight bearing and impact at the joint.

Physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation is essential in the treatment and prevention of knee pain. Knee Arthritis often occurs secondary to another knee injury, such as a Knee Cartilage Tear or Knee Ligament Injury. Skilled physiotherapy treatment of Knee Arthritis can halt the progression of the problem and can even avoid the need for knee replacement surgery. The content section at the bottom of this page has fully explained rehabilitation protocols for common knee injuries that have been developed by leading sports physiotherapists and knee surgeons for use with elite level football players following knee surgery.

There's also extensive information about the treatment and prevention of overuse knee injuries such as Runner's Knee and Patella Tendonitis. Typical Runner's Knee and Patella Tendonitis rehabilitation guides, including progressive eccentric strengthening are included in the content section below, but these common running injuries can be frustrating to treat so injury prevention is paramount.

Condition Common Signs & Symptoms
Pain Swelling Stiffness Weakness Instability Locking
ACL Knee Injury & Reconstruction
(Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture)
Torn Cartilage Knee Injury
(Meniscus Tear)
Runner's Knee
(IlioTibial Band Friction Syndrome)
LCL Knee Ligament Injury
(Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury)
MCL Knee Ligament Injury
(Medial Collateral Ligament Injury)
Osgood Schlatters
Knee Arthritis
(Osteoarthritis of the Knee)
(Knee Arthritis)
Osteochondritis Dissecans
(Loose Bone Fragments in the Knee Joint)
Patella Fracture
(Knee Fracture)
(Broken Knee Cap)
Jumpers Knee
(Patella Tendonitis)
(Patella Tendinopathy)
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
(Anterior Knee Pain)
(Patellafemoral Maltracking)
(Chondromalacia Patella)
PCL Tear
(Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear)

Expert Knee Injury Treatment

Knee Expert Nicola Maffulli

Treatment of Patella Tendonitis

Expert Dr Nicola Maffulli explains the latest advances in the treatment of Patella Tendonitis.

Expert Dr Donald Shelbourne

Knee Surgery & Rehabilitation

Dr Shelbourne discusses his pioneering work on accelerated ACL knee injury rehabilitation.

Injury Expert Lee Herrington

Knee Pain in Marathon Runners

Expert Lee Herrington explains treatment for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.

Common Knee Injuries

Knee Arthritis

Knee Arthritis Explained

A guide to the prevention & treatment of Knee Arthritis, a common cause of knee pain.

Knee Injury

Torn Cartilage Knee Surgery

Read our knee injury guide to understanding and recovering from a Meniscus Tear knee injury.

Runners Knee

Runner's Knee Treatment

Practical information on the treatment & prevention of Runner's Knee, an overuse knee injury.

Injury Research

Robert Pires

Fatigue & Ligament Injuries

Do you play alot of sport? We take a look at the role of fatigue in knee ligament injuries.


Injury Case Study

Lydia Ierodiaconou

Skiing Knee Injury

We explain how Australian Freestyle Skier Lydia Ierodiaconou overcame two ACL ruptures.