Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Symptoms of Knee Pain

  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness and warmth to the touch
  • Weakness or instability
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • Inability to fully straighten the knee

Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as knee ligament sprains, knee meniscal tears, knee muscle strains, knee tendinitis, knee cartilage damage and bursitis. The knee is a weight bearing joint and therefore can affect your mobility.

Causes of Knee pain

  • ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL injury
  • Torn medial or lateral meniscus
  • Knee fracture
  • Knee bursitis
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Ilio tibial band syndrome
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Hip or foot pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Septic arthritis
  • Lack of muscle flexibility or strength
  • Excess weight
  • Certain sports

How can Osteopathy and Acupuncture help with Knee Pain

A consultation with the osteopath will help you determine the problem with your knee by taking a comprehensive medical history and perform a thorough physical and biomechanical examination in order to make an accurate diagnosis and the appropriate treatment plan to relieve your knee pain. Treatment will involve hands on osteopathic techniques such as manipulation, adjustments, soft tissue massage, articulations and acupuncture to relieve pain, increase joint function, reduce any swelling around the knee and treating other appropriate areas to relieve your knee pain and advise on suitable exercise rehabilitation.

Osteopathic Treatments are covered by Private Health Insurance