Knee pain

Knee Pain

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Case courtesy of Dr Henry Knipe,

Case courtesy of Dr Henry Knipe,

Knee injuries are common especially in sport. However you can also develop knee pain slowly or suddenly with or without identifiable reasons. There are a number of conditions that are common.

Most common of these include patella tendinopathy, bursa inflammation or fat pad inflammation, Illio tibial band syndrome (ITBS) along with ligament damage as seen in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) strains or tear’s and medial and lateral collateral ligament strain. The best way to find out is to call the clinic and arrange an appointment to have your knee assessed.

Some of the associated symptoms you can have involving knee pain include sharp pain, shooting pain, or the feeling of a stabbing or burning pains; these can either be intermittent or constant. You may also get associated pins and needles, some times feeling weakness in the knee, and even numbness.

Where the knee may feel constantly achy and swollen it may be due to compression of the joint and inflammation or wear of the joint surface. In these cases the diagnosis can be of an arthritic knee joint, this does not mean that nothing can be done, quite on the contrary. There are many things you can do

You can work to taking appropriate steps to find out what tissues maybe involved through an assessment at the clinic as well as working on pain reduction techniques along with the development of a proper maintenance program to put your self, in the best position possible with relation to pain levels.


Along with Osteopathic techniques including fascia release and muscular energy techniques and balanced ligamentous tension techniques, can have positive effect on pain levels.

Actively stretching the muscles, which connect to the area or which pass over the joint can be beneficial and lessen symptoms. The use of hydrotherapy (contrasting water bathing between hot and cold water) amongst a number of other things can help to lessen pain.

Also using topical creams that are rich in Omega 3 such as that found in cilliated fatty acids can be pain reliving. The ingestion of foodstuffs that are in them selves ante-inflammatory in their action will also help to decrease pain. If you look at a number of different ways to tackle the problem you will invariable improve your position.

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