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Knee Pain

Knee Pain Treatment

Knee pain problems can be complex and may take a long time to resolve. We check alignment of the knee and the knee cap in relation to other structures such as the pelvis, hip or ankle. We conduct orthopaedic tests to determine which structures of the knee joint are injured. We then use local joint mobilisation and massage of the ligaments, tendons and muscles. We may also realign joints and massage muscles in your mid and lower back, pelvis, thighs, calves, ankles and feet if we judge they contribute to your knee pain. We may also use dry needling (modern acupuncture) to relax muscles, stimulate blood circulation and tissue repair. We also offer tailored exercise advice. Where required by a sporting engagement, we may provide taping and strapping of the injured area.

We sometimes require X-rays, scans and other tests to make a diagnosis and on rarer occasions may refer you to a GP or a specialist for additional investigation or treatment.

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Knee Pain Symptoms

  • Stiffness, dull ache or sharp pain, locking, giving way
  • Swelling, limping and difficulty weight-bearing or fully extending or bending the knee
  • Knee pain and weakness when walking up and down stairs
  • Concurrent pain in the lower back, pelvis, ankles or feet
Exercise Videos

We have selected the exercises we most frequently advise our patients to do and turned them into short video clips.

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Top Tips to Avoid Knee Pain

  • 1.Avoid staying in the same position for too long
  • 2.Check your posture, especially when sitting at a desk or in front of a screen
  • 3.Do not sit at your desk for longer than two hours – get up, move and stretch
  • 4.At home, exercise on a balance board for 10-15 minutes a day whilst watching TV, brushing teeth etc.
  • 5.Use gentle active resistance exercises to increase thigh and calf muscle strength
  • 6.Walk for half an hour or more a day – and/or exercise 2-3 times a week at the gym using a treadmill and cross-trainer for a 20-30 minute workout