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Gait Assessment

If you have knee pain, during your initial consultation Dr Herald will perform a number of tests that can help him find out the cause of your knee pain. This includes a gait (walking and running assessment) as well as a number of medical tests to ascertain which compartment of the knee is affected. These tests can also help Dr Herald ascertain what different types of knee pain mean for you as a patient.

A meniscal tear for instance is more likely to cause pain at the side or centre of the knee and cause pain on sitting or squatting. An anterior cruciate ligament injury is more likely to have a loud or popping sensation, and a feeling of the knee giving away. Both conditions are associated with swelling, pain and redness.