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 several conditions that are common.

Most common of these include:

  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Bursa inflammation or fat pad inflammation
  • Illio tibial band syndrome (ITBS),
  • Ligament damage as seen in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Strains or tears
  • Medial and lateral collateral ligament strain.

The best way to find out which condition you may have is to call the clinic and arrange an appointment to have your knee assessed.

Some of the associated symptoms with 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, 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 diagnosis does not mean that nothing can be done, quite on the contrary. There are many things you can do

Through an assessment at the clinic, you can discover what tissues may be involved. You can then work on pain reduction techniques along with the development of a proper maintenance program to put yourself in the best position possible with relation to pain levels.


Optimal pain reduction can be achieved through osteopathic techniques, including fascia release and muscular energy techniques, along with balanced ligamentous tension techniques.

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 other techniques  can help to lessen pain.

Topical creams rich in Omega 3,such as that found in ciliated fatty acids, can also be pain-reliving. The ingestion of foodstuffs that are in themselves anti-inflammatory will also help to decrease pain. If you look at a number of different ways to tackle the problem, you will  invariably improve your position.

If you need any further information, please feel free to call.

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