Knee and leg conditions
Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) is a knee and leg pain treatment centre of excellence at Balmain and Dee Why, Sydney. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists use the highest standards in evidence-based treatments for knee and leg pain and discomfort.
Our chiropractors and physiotherapists treat a full range of knee and leg pain conditions from rehabilitation to treating acute and exercise related knee and leg pain. The goals of our chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments are always to reduce pain and restore function.
Medial collateral ligament (MCL) Injury
A sprained medial collateral ligament or MCL injury is a ligament tear inside the knee. This is usually the result of twisting or direct impact. The most common cause is a direct impact to the outside of the knee that stretches and tears the inside of the knee. Early treatment is the key to long-term success with this injury. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) use the highest standards of diagnosis and treatment of medical collateral ligament injuries.
Medial meniscus tear
A meniscus tear is a tear to the inside cartilage ring of the knee. This is a very common injury in sports and activities that involve twisting and bending the knee. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) use the latest national and international guidelines in knee rehabilitation and treatments to ensure the quickest recovery times and reductions in post injury dysfunction.
Anterior cruciate ligament tear
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are often the result of contact sport. These injuries are also often the cause of other injuries associated with damage to other structures. Care must be taken to visit an experienced chiropractor or physiotherapist to get a accurate diagnosis and evidence based treatment strategy for both pain reduction post injury, function restoration and ongoing functional enhancement of the knee. Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) is a chiropractic and physiotherapy centre of excellence located in Balmain and Dee Why.
Iliotibial band syndrome
Iliotibial band syndrome is pain on the outside of the knee and sometime known as runners knee, ITB syndrome or ITBFS. It is an extremely common presentation to our chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) Balmain and Dee Why. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists use treatments that are safe, reliable, effective and based on the latest research.
Jumpers knee or patellar tendonitis is an overuse injury that results in pain at the front of the knee, localised at a point towards the bottom of the kneecap. Patella tendinopathy is the preferred term. This condition can be extremely hard to treat, however with a prompt diagnosis and research based exercise prescription successful treatment is possible. Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) is a chiropractic and physiotherapist centre of excellence serving the community of Balmain and Dee Why Sydney.
Osgood Schlatters disease
Osgood Schlatters disease is the common cause of knee pain in children aged 10 – 15 years old. Early diagnosis and treatment is highly recommended as Osgood Schlatters disease can become very hard to treat if left untreated. The chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) use the highest standards of treatment for Osgood Schlatters disease.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), or also referred to as chondromalacia patellae, runners knee, patellofemoral joint syndrome and anterior knee pain is a term that is used to describe pain experienced at the front of the knee and around the knee area, such as the knee cap. The chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) excel in treatments for patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury
A lateral ligament sprain is an injury to the outside of the knee that occurs because of a tear to the ligament. The most common cause of this is a direct blow to the inside of the knee, especially if there is some twisting. Prompt diagnosis is required by an experienced chiropractor or physiotherapist followed by the formulation of a quality exercise prescription looking at both mobility and muscle quality attributes such as strength and power.
Shin splint symptoms involve pain that comes on gradually on the inside lower part of the shinbone. While exercising may ease pain, it will often come back worse later in the exercise session or afterwards, with symptoms worsening the next morning. Bumps and swelling can also appear along the inside of the bone with redness and inflammation appearing in more severe cases. An experienced chiropractor or physiotherapist needs to make a prompt diagnosis. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) we have a clinical focus on shin splints and other bone stress conditions.
Calf pain is an extremely common presentation to one of our chiropractors or physiotherapists in Balmain and Dee Why. Most cases of calf pain can be treated with simple treatments that give lasting results. Our chiropractors use evidence-based guidelines for calf tightness and focus on tissue mobilisations, strengthening and stretching protocols.
There are various ways a calf injury can occur, including sudden pushing off movement, over-stretching the calf muscles and jumping activities. Calf strains are very common in runners and an injury that our chiropractors and physiotherapists see much of at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C). Our chiropractors and physiotherapists use the highest standards in return to play protocols for calf strain and combine both hands on and exercise treatments to ensure you are getting the absolute best.
An Achilles tendonitis injury is commonly causes due to overuse and doing too much exercise too quickly. Other factors that can cause this injury are unsuitable footwear, soft training surfaces, running uphill, tight muscles and foot biomechanics. The chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) we evidence based exercise protocols and various passive treatments to reduce the pain associated with Achilles tendonitis and restore function.
Peroneal tendonitis is an overuse injury with runners who run along slopes often developing it. This is because running along slopes can cause the foot to roll outwards, which stretches the tendon and causes friction between the bone and the tendon. It is common in trial runners and an injury that our chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) treat very often. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists give treatments that are safe, reliable and effective. All hands on passive treatments are also combined with evidence based exercise guidelines.