knee pain
Knee Pain

Front knee pain, medical term anterior knee pain, is the pain in front of the knee.

Different knee conditions due to pain at knee front:

– Patellofemoral Knee Pain: Aching knee pain due to malalignment of knee cap

– Chondromalacia Patella: Damage to cartilage at back of the knee cap

Patella Tendinitis / Tendinopathy (Jumper’s knee)

– Patella Tendon Tear: Full or partial tear in the tendon under kneecap

– Quadriceps Tear: Tear or strain on front thigh muscles

– Pre-patella bursitis (Housemaid knee): inflammation of bursa at the front of knee due to kneeling, fall, impact

– Osgood Schlatters: Pain under knee cap at tibial tuberosity, seen in children and teens

– Patella fracture: crack or broken patella bone

– Patella dislocation: knee cap moves outside of knee joint


Causes of Front Knee Pain:

– Flat feet

– Poor alignment of patella and knee joint

– Muscle tightness: quads, hamstring

– Overloading, stress on knee cap (such as running, jumping, soccer)

– Joint inflammation: Knee arthritis

Signs and Symptoms of Front Knee Pain:

– Dull aching knee pain: behind patella, below patella, side of knee cap

– pain on going down stairs, running down hill, squatting or standing for long

Effective treatments that can help Front Knee pain

The treatment of knee pain will entirely depends on the cause of knee problem. All conditions are different, and treatments may differ from each individual.

Treatment for knee pain may consists of:

– Physiotherapy: Your physiotherapist will understand about your knee pain and perform physical examinations. Your knee conditions will be diagnose and explain before implementing solutions to yourknee

– Manual therapy:  Active and Passive Mobilisation or manipulation of knee joints, patella joint

– Massage Therapy: Hands on techniques such as soft tissue release, deep friction massage, myofascial release, trigger points release on knee surrounding muscles

– Pain Relief Therapy: Using pain relief treatment modalities such as Ultrasound , electrical stimulation, TENS, laser, heat therapy to heal and repair injured, inflammed, torn tissues or meniscus

– Shockwave Therapy: Advanced high energy pulses effective for chronic, persistent knee muscle tightness, trigger points to stimulate healing. Proven treatment for tendonitis, calcification/ bone spurs

– Exercise Therapy: Guided 1-1 specific joint movement therapy, muscle stretching,  progressive strengthening hip, conditioning back to sports, functional training

– Education: Advice to improve posture, lifestyle modifications

Our unique treatment approach for Front knee pain

At heal360 Physioclinic, our physiotherapist and rehabilitation therapist experts has developed a proprietary signature program for the knee pain –PainRelief360™ Program 

Our therapist will perform a thorough assessment and determine the potential cause of the knee problem, and will develop a management and best treatment program for your knee pain: relief pain, regain your knee movement and give you a renewed, stronger knee!

To treat your knee Pain, please call our therapist at 62244178 or 9639 0509 or EMAIL US