Sudden pain in one of the knees is usually the result of overusing the knee or injuring it. The knee joint is more vulnerable to damage and pain as it takes the full weight of your body plus any extra force when you run or jump.
Older adults are more likely to experience knee pain, alongside people who are overweight or those who participate in high volumes of sports such as those that involve a lot of turning, for example football, netball and skiing.
After back pain, this is the most common musculoskeletal cause of a GP visit.
Symptoms that occur in the knees include:
Pain going up and down stairs
Pain following sitting for a prolonged period
Physiotherapy is crucial in the treatment and rehabilitation of knee injuries. Your therapist will aim to restore a functional range of movement, promote efficient muscle control and re-educate balance and function.