If your knee pain has not gone away after one week or the condition is getting worse from the initial onset, it is highly recommended that you see a physiotherapist for a thorough assessment and treatment to help you get back on track. It is generally a good idea to see a physiotherapist if you are experiencing knee pain that is persistent or severe, or if you notice any changes in the way your knee functions. A physiotherapist can help to assess the cause of your knee pain and develop a treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms.
Here are some specific reasons when you should see a physiotherapist for knee pain:
- If you have a knee injury, such as a ligament or cartilage tear, a physiotherapist can help to manage your pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
- If you have a chronic knee condition, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, a physiotherapist can help to manage your symptoms and improve your overall function.
- If you have recently had knee surgery, a physiotherapist can help to guide your recovery and rehabilitation, and help you regain strength and mobility in your knee.
- If you experience knee pain that is related to an underlying condition such as obesity, poor posture or overuse, a physiotherapist can help you to address the underlying cause of your knee pain and help you to manage your symptoms.
- If you experience knee pain that is affecting your ability to perform daily activities, or if you are experiencing difficulty walking, running or climbing stairs, a physiotherapist can help to improve your overall function and quality of life.
It’s always recommended to see a physiotherapist as soon as possible after experiencing knee pain, especially if it is severe, persistent or affects your daily function. Early intervention can prevent the symptoms from becoming chronic and help to reduce the overall recovery time.