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Tuesday - 9am - 8pm
Wednesday - 9am - 8pm
Thursday - 9am - 8pm
Friday - 9am - 7pm

Sunday / Bank Holidays: Closed

Appointments:

Appointment duration is 30mins.

Fees

Standard Treatment €50
Club Discount Rate: €40
Home Visit: €60
Rehab session: €20
Casted Orthotics: €230
Carbonflex Orthotics: €120
Stock Orthotics €20-60
Pilates €80 for six one hour sessions of no more than 10 per class

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Runners Knee

Runners knee is the common name for Iliotibial Band (ITB) Friction Syndrome. It is typically an overuse injury that affects the outer or lateral part of the knee.  Despite the name, Runner’s knee is more commonly seen in cyclists, accounting for a quarter of all knee injuries! The Iliotibial Band is a thickened band of fascia (connective tissue) that runs down the outer side of the thigh attaching into the upper and outer aspect of the Tibia (shin bone). Before it inserts into the Tibia it runs over a bony prominence at the end of the Femur (thigh bone) called the lateral epidondyle. The Iliotibial band sits in front of this prominence when the knee is straight and behind when the knee is bent. Any activities involving repetitive bending and straightening of the knee will flick the band over the bony prominence. This is not normally a problem unless the activity is repeated over and over which can lead to inflammation of the tissues and pain.

Symptoms

The first symptom is usually pain on the outer side of the knee joint. The pain is usually an intense dull ache, and will be exacerbated by running, cycling, climbing up stairs, or even sitting to standing. In the early stages pain will be there after activity but as it progresses there may be pain at rest. At this stage    

Initial Self-Management

Initial treatment to manage the symptoms of runners knee should aim to reduce the inflammation and pain. However, a thorough physiotherapy consultation is advised to diagnose the condition and provide the appropriate treatment, exercise and advice;

Rest- Movements that aggravates pain should be avoided

  • Painkillers
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Ice

Physio Treatment Options

  • Treatment techniques will vary depending on the factors causing runners knee, but common treatment techniques include
  • Massage
  • Stretching/ Strengthening
  • Dry Needling
  • Electrotherapy
  • Addressing training errors
  • Orthotic prescription

For more information or to make an appointment contact Physio Solutions today

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