Osteoarthritis patients often develop angular deformities. Varus knee angulation is the most common form of deformity that such patients suffer due to deterioration of the central section of the knee.
As the condition escalates, more amount of weight stress goes on to being focused on the central section of the knee. Manual therapies can be of great help in the arthritic knee condition.
By rejuvenating soft tissues, arthritis can be taken care off to a very good extent. The sleeve of soft tissues is vital for the knee function.
Manual therapy must be focused towards bringing a full motion range to the knee and enhancing hamstring and quadriceps muscle strength.
One of the most frequently pain affected region in the knee is patellofemoral joint. Anterior knee issues are quite commonly reported and condition intensifies with actions which put a high load on knee such as climbing, cycling etc.
This pain can be the result of degenerative changes in the patellofemoral joint or a result of maltracking of the patella within the trochlear groove. Rubbing or locking sensation is also be experienced by patients. Rest subsedes the pain.
All these conditions are mainly treated invasively with physical therapies.