You will be aware that the government is reinstating the lockdown from 06/01/2020. Camberley Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic will still be operating as normal during this time offering both face to face or virtual appointments depending on your preference. This is in keeping with the guidelines which aims to ensure health and well-being is being maintained. We have very strict measures in place to ensure that you and our safety is not compromised, but we do ask you not to attend if you:
- have a new continuous cough
- have a temperature
- or have lost your sense of smell or taste
We look forward to continue to look after you. Please contact us if you have any questions
Patella Tendinopathy or Runners Knee
This is a condition that results from overuse (chronic or acute) of the patella tendon, which connects the kneecap (patella) to the shin (tibia). Commonly, this is through activities such as running or jumping.
- Pain over the front of the knee
- Pain or stiffness first thing in the morning
- Gradual onset of pain over time with activity
- A decrease in pain once the knee ‘warms up’
- Inflammation and Swelling
- Inability to kneel
- Pain up/down stairs
The Good News:
The good news is patella tendinopathy can be prevented when training with sensible monitoring of training load and easing into new activities. This load is different for everybody and depends on the level of activity the tendon is used to. Too much of an increase in load too quickly and the tendon will become damaged.
The best way to deal with the injury while it’s acute is to address the pain and swelling around the patella. This is done with a combination of rest, ice and elevation of the knee. Avoid strenuous activities such as running and jumping.
Physiotherapy is important to determine the cause of the injury. A physiotherapist is skilled at examining the external factors that could be contributing to your injury, such as: ankle/foot biomechanics, poor control around the knee or muscle length issues. Physiotherapists can also prescribe a graded-loading program in managing patella tendinopathy, provide manual technique to improve flexibility and reduced pain and also administer Shockwave therapy which is clinically proven to improve tendon problems
Did you know that Physiotherapy can help with Women's Health problems?
From incontinence to prolapses, pelvic pain or constipation, there is growing evidence that physiotherapy can alleviate and in many cases, cure these symptoms. Most women don’t know that help is available and it can be an embarrassing topic. Why not come and talk to our friendly women's health expert Rome Dempers?
Shockwave Therapy - Special Offer!
At Camberley Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic we now offer an excellent new service: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Shockwave for short).
Shockwave can be used as an alternative to surgical intervention, corticosteroid injection therapy and is very effective in treating tendonitis, bursitis and many problems affecting shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and feet.
Typically 3 treatments are needed to be combined with appropriate exercises.
The cost is £60 per session and may be covered by your insurance, but as a Special Offer we are offering your first treatment at Half Price.