Knee pain is very common and is most often successfully treated with osteopathy, surgery is very rarely needed. As humans evolved from quadrupeds to standing on our hind legs, our knees are less well equipped then most other joints in the body, to resolve the subtle rotational forces from the surrounding tissues. The knee joint is quiet simply often over whelmed.
Knees can be hurt directly in sports injuries and falls or they may not have fully recovered following an operation. An improper running style, postural issues or an awkward gait can all impact the knee. I take a detailed and full case history about your knee and any other mechanical issues in the body and add this to a thorough postural and movement assessment to look for the cause, if it is not obvious.
Treatment should follow to calm the injured area, addressing aggravating factors in the whole body and promote healing and recovery.
- Clicking, Locking, Grinding.
- Osgood – Schlatters,
- Aches, Pains, ‘things just not right’
- Swelling, Arthritis, Water on the knee, Bakers Cyst.
- Housemaids Knee, Bursitis,
- Pain behind the knee cap,
- Fibromyalgia generally.