Knee Pain

Knee Pain Knee pain can be a result of a sports injury, or it may be the result of an every day wear and tear problem that has been building up over a long period of time.

When knees go wrong

Even though the knee is a relatively simple ‘hinge’ joint, it can get into trouble from time to time. It’s the largest joint in the body and it takes a tremendous strain of weight when we do simple things like walk or run. There are alot of very strong muscles that connect to the knee, plus also a lot of large ligaments and areas of cartilage. Damage to these strutures can be debilitating and stop you from enjoying life or sport… or both!

Knee pain may also be referred from another area or injury such as the lower back, your feet, or your hips.

Knee pain from the Foot

Even though it sounds strange, some knee problems can be a result of poor support from below! Damage or aggravation from the ankle or foot can often make it hard for the knee to correctly absorb shock, resulting in the knee being overloaded and then injured. If the mechanics of your foot are causing your knee pain then we can offer you a foot consultation here at our Gloucester based clinic.

Getting the foot and ankle moving properly and ensring that they are well supported is often a great start towards beating those persistent niggles around the knee, for good. Prescribing a tailor made orthotic (shoe insert) can really help support the foot, and help the body to safely absorb shock without straining areas of the knee that can’t withstand it.

Symptoms of knee pain can include

  • Sharp or Dull Pain
  • Popping
  • Clicking
  • Locking
  • Clunking
  • Giving way
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Stiffness

What to do if you have knee pain

If you do have knee pain then you might find wearing soft shoes helps ease the pain (running trainers are best, but no running!).  Applying an ice pack to the tender area around the knee or thigh regularly (protect your skin with a damp tea towel) will help calm the inflammation (see “Why I need to Ice?“).  Keeping mobile is important but only small stints around the house or garden to start.  If pain persists, its best to seek help from our chiropractic team here at the clinic.  By treating the problem quickly and efficiently, we can help to prevent the likelihood of the knee pain returning.

Get you out of pain

Anyone who visits our clinic will always, above all else, receive a full and thorough assessment. Furthermore, we will give ou a clear and honest explanation as to what we believe is causing your pain and what the best course of action is to get things back on track. Our aim is to get you back to your best as quickly as possible, using specific mobilisations, gentle manipulation and a wide variety of soft tissue therapies. Dry needling is also used where appropriate. We will also give you a summary of your initial visit so that you have a record to take home.

Keep you out of pain

Our clinical team pride themselves on preventative care.  We will always prescribe a completely personalised ‘home help’ program to ALL patients who visit the clinic.  This is essential to make the best and most long lasting recovery.  We aim to put you in control, so we can both achieve the most permanent solution possible!  Call the clinic today on 01452 309372 for an appointment or to chat with a member of the team.

If you’d like further information on this treatment please get in touch.

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