Fat Pad Syndrome is a condition that causes pain and discomfort by affecting the fat pad in the knee joint. It is a common condition caused by a number of factors such as injury, overuse, and underlying medical conditions. Our team of London sports massage therapists and physiotherapists at One Body LDN can assist you in managing Fat Pad Syndrome. We’ll look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for Fat Pad Syndrome in this blog post.
Fat Pad Syndrome Symptoms
Fat Pad Syndrome can manifest in a number of ways, including:
Front of the knee pain or discomfort.
Swelling or tenderness in the affected area.
Bearing weight on the affected leg is difficult.
When moving the knee joint, you may hear clicking or popping sounds.
Knee stiffness or limited range of motion.
Fat Pad Syndrome Causes
A number of factors can contribute to Fat Pad Syndrome, including:
Fat Pad Syndrome can be caused by trauma to the knee joint, such as a fall or impact.
Fat Pad Syndrome can be caused by overuse of the knee joint, such as from repetitive motion or long periods of standing or walking.
Fat Pad Syndrome can be caused by abnormal knee joint anatomy, such as a misaligned patella or kneecap.
Underlying Medical Conditions – Fat Pad Syndrome can be caused by underlying medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout.
How Can Physiotherapy and Sports Massage Help with Fat Pad Syndrome?
Depending on the type and severity of the injury, our team of sports massage therapists and physiotherapists at One Body LDN can help manage Fat Pad Syndrome. Here are some ways we can assist:
Manual Therapy – To help relieve pain and stiffness in the knee, our sports massage therapists and physiotherapists use hands-on techniques such as massage and joint mobilisation.
Exercise Therapy – We design personalised exercise programmes to help strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee and improve flexibility, both of which can help relieve pain and discomfort.
Education – To prevent further injury and promote healing, we educate our clients on proper posture and movement patterns.
Knee Braces – A knee brace may be recommended to help provide support and stability to the knee joint, particularly during physical activity.
Expert Advice from One Body LDN Sports Massage and London Physiotherapy
Our team of experts at One Body LDN recommends the following preventative measures for Fat Pad Syndrome:
Stretching the muscles surrounding the knee on a regular basis can help relieve pain and improve flexibility.
Reduce Physical Activity – Reduce physical activity to avoid aggravating the condition. This could include reducing the frequency or intensity of sports or activities.
Wear Appropriate Footwear – Wear footwear that provides adequate support and cushioning for the foot and ankle.
Seek Professional Help – If your knee pain persists or worsens, consult a physiotherapist or other healthcare provider.
Fat Pad Syndrome is a painful and inconvenient condition, but it does not have to be permanent. Our team of experienced London sports massage therapists and physiotherapists at One Body LDN can create a custom treatment plan to help alleviate your symptoms and get you back to doing the things you enjoy. Don’t let knee pain hold you back; schedule a consultation with us today and take the first step towards a pain-free life.
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