The knee is the largest joint in your body.
It is made up of four main things: bones, ligaments, cartilage and tendons. The knee bends and straightens and has a small amount of rotation to allow for day to day activities.
Most of the time there is a very simple explanation for knee pain.
If you’ve overdone it while exercising pain is usually caused by strained or inflamed soft tissues, such as joint surface or tendons and it often clears up within a few days to weeks.
As you get older, normal wear and tear can cause pain in your knee to flare up now and again, often for no reason.
If you’ve fallen and/or twisted your knee and it becomes immediately swollen, your knee has locked (your unable to move it at all because it is stuck) and your finding it difficult to put wait on your leg you may need to see a doctor.
You should urgently call CAV247 on 0300 1020247 to arrange an appointment slot in A&E, as there is a small possibility of a bone or ligament injury.
Keeping active is an essential part of your treatment and recovery and is the single best thing you can do for your health.
It’s recommended you stay at or return to work as quickly as possible during your recovery.
You don’t need to be pain and symptom-free to return to work.
If you have completed 4-6 weeks of these exercises and your symptoms have not improved.
Please refer to our Self Referral page.