Knee pain affects our movement due to a combination of issues with your muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves.
Knee pain ranges from an annoying niggle or click that comes and goes, to severe pain that can stop you walking.
Sometimes knee problems resolve with time, rest or exercise. More often the problem doesn’t get better properly and feels stiff, painful or vulnerable so you are afraid of getting back to normal activities. This is when a professional opinion and treatment is really helpful.
Untreated, these pains can go from short easy to fix problems, to long term and harder to fix problems. Nobody likes taking pain killers or contemplating surgery. It’s important to choose a treatment which is safe, effective and proven thousands of times over all over the world.
We've already dealt with some of the common causes such as trauma and wear and tear. However, let’s dive in a little deeper to see which back conditions Osteopathic care provides a safe non surgical solution for:
Knees have floating cartilage rings inside them that can get damaged or get out of place. Because they are attached to tissues near the surface, an Osteopath can free the cartilage and balance the knee again, often recovering freedom of movement.
Often following an accident, this needs support, good circulation and the rest of your body working properly to get better quickly. An Osteopath will diagnose the exact strain, and give you expert treatment and exercises if you need them.
The knee often suffers if the back or hips are out of balance, leading to uneven wear on the knee. The good news is that if the whole system is balanced, the knee stands the best chance for repair and recovery.
This can be very frustrating, and is due to abnormal strain around the knee from unbalance muscles and ligaments. Osteopathic treatment will balance and relax theses structures for you, getting you on the road to recovery fast.
An Osteopath will only use their hands and brain to skilfully and logically assess your symptoms. We train for many years to feel what is normal and what is in trouble, and Osteopathy is a fantastic method for getting your body back in tip-top shape again.
We don’t use machines or ask you to do endless exercises that you find difficult and don’t help. We just get your body working properly by aligning everything, and getting the parts talking to each other. Treatment is typically very gentle and relaxing. Healing comes naturally without drugs or surgery.
This means you can be well in a truly natural way, by in the end the miracle of your body healing itself.
And here's the best bit... By fixing the root cause of your problems, frequently people find that related issues that are connected also show drastic improvement, so you get help with all sorts of issues you didn’t even realise were connected.