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Treatment Plans

for common knee conditions
Find your Condition
OA Knee
affected area
Signs & Symptoms
  • Usually over 45 years old
  • Bulky joint + crepitus
  • May show Valgus / Varus
  • Effusion +/- bakers cyst
  • Persistent knee pain
  • Limited ROM
  • Knee stiffness (30 minutes after prolonged activity)
  • Reduced function, crepitus, restricted movement and bony enlargement
Sporting Injury
affected area
Signs & Symptoms
  • Acute pain
  • Swelling
  • Effusion within 2 hours is Haemarthrosisand needs prompt assessment in A&E or fracture clinic
  • Instability
  • Locking
  • Mechanical symptoms: True locking / giving way
Local Knee Pain
affected area
Signs & Symptoms
  • Pain local to knee
  • No trauma
  • Mild swelling (if any)

What do I do?

We have treatment advice for the conditions shown above, first look for an affected area that matches your condition, then check the Signs & Symptoms for any that you are experiencing.

When you are confident you have found your condition click the “Get This Plan” button to continue.

MSK assist is not a replacement for clinical advice, always check with your clinician if you’re unsure about your condition or your condition deteriorates

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