Lateral knee pain

Reducing inflammation is key to decreasing pain. This involves rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications. This should improve pain, swelling and tenderness.

  • Download our patient information sheet opposite about the use of ice and heat treatments.

Stretching the muscles on the outside of your leg will also help to increase flexibility of the Iliotibial Band, quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteals and calf muscles. The final phase of treatment includes a strengthening program and a progressive return to activities, such as running, once pain free.

Watch our stretching and strengthening exercise videos below - click on You Tube symbol to watch in full screen.