I am an 18 year old with severe knee issues. Do I need physiotherapy?

Q. I am an 18 year old with severe knee issues. Do I need physiotherapy?

Answered by
Sreenivasa Rao
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 30, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jun 22, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am 18 years old. I have a knee issue. My knee was dislocated once and there was a subluxation more than nine times. Now, my knee is very flexible. When my knee dislocated, the doctor plastered my knee for three weeks. He then asked me to exercise, but I did not. My doctor then asked me to visit a physiotherapist, but there are none available in my town. He also gave me a machine that I do not use due to fear of side effects. I have become so fat that I cannot run. What should I do?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understood your concern.

I would like to stress proper training to regain your knee control and reduce subluxation.

I suggest you do these basic knee exercises that will strengthen your front thigh muscles and butt muscles. These will help you regain your function and reduce knee pain. Kindly refer to online video-sharing websites for these exercise execution.

Bridging exercise 15 x 3.

Step up (18 inches height) 15 each x 3.

Keeping a towel under the knee and pressing it down 20 X 3.

Clamshell 6 on each side x 3 (10 seconds hold).

Goblet squats 15 x 3.

Calf raises 15 x 3.

Swiss ball Hamstring curls 15 x 3.

Do these exercises regularly two times a day for four weeks and revert. Do let me know your progress once every two weeks.

I advise you not to run immediately. You can resume running progressively once the knee regains its strength. For pain, keep icing your knee frequently.

Hope this is helpful.

For further queries consult a physiotherapist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/physiotherapist

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