Category Archives: Disease

Ligament Knee Injury and role of physiotherapy

Ligament knee injury radiates pain which can easily be sighted by external swelling that appears on the knee zone. This usually occurs while – playing sports OR in accidents. Basic cause of ligament injury is sudden motion of knee joint in cross direction (Left to right rather than front to back). Most common Ligament knee… Read More »

Knee Injury types and role of physiotherapy

Role of physiotherapy, post operation for Rehabilitation of knee injury comes after the right identification of type of knee injury and its location. Knee Injuries can be broadly  classified as:- 1)Bony Injuries 2)Soft Tissue Injuries Picture below showing bony & soft tissue structure around knee joint. Bony Injuries :- It can be a fracture of bones… Read More »

Degenerative Meniscal Tear

Menisci are soft tissue pad like structures between 2 bones of knee joint which act as a cushion. With increase in age wear & tear of these soft tissue is very common. There are 2 menisci in knee joint :- Inner(medial) meniscus Outer(lateral) meniscus Out of them inner one is more prone for wear &… Read More »

knee osteoarthritis

In knee osteoarthritis there is roughning of tissue(cartilage) that covers ends of knee joint bones. Loss of smoothness in this tissue causes painfull knee during movement and weight bearing. Knee osteoarthritis is classified into:- 1)Patellofemoral 2)Tibiofemoral Symptoms:- A) Knee Pain – specially on weight bearing, during ascending & descending stairs. B) Knee Stiffness :- Stiffness… Read More »

Deformity by Osteoarthritis of Knee joints & Prevention

Detail Understanding :- Osteo-arthritis of knee joint ends with deformed knee joint. A deformity is mall alignment(displacement) of bones causes abnormal position of joints which is irreversible. Two main deformities associated with Osteo-arthritis of knee joint are :- 1) Flexion deformity Flexion deformity of knee is very common in Osteo-arthritic patients. The main cause is muscle imbalance. The… Read More »

Preventive Approach for Arthritis

More than 500,000 total joint arthroplasty surgeries of hip and knee are performed annually, the majority of which are patients with osteo-arthritis. The main causes of knee arthritis in Indian population is lack of awareness about proper exercises, diet & sitting habits. Most of the arthritis can be prevented by some changes in life style.… Read More »