Knee Pain is one of the most common clinical complaints – particularly among athletes.
The knee is a complex structure that is comprised of bones and cartilages, the menisci, tendons and ligaments. Four bones contribute to the knee, with the patella (kneecap), the femur (thigh bone), the tibia and fibula (lower leg bones).
Osteopathic examination takes into account the various complex structures of the knee, how they act together in typical function and in what way they may be stressed out by dysfunction in other extents of the body such as the low back, hips or feet.
Our treatment can then be personalised to deliver each of these factors with manipulation of the joints and muscles, stretching and strengthening workouts or the suitable brace or support.
We’ll even help you plan your return to work and sport to make sure we minimize the risk of reinjury.
A low percentage of knee injuries are unstable enough or persistent enough to justify further examinations such as MRI scans or arthroscopies. In rare cases reconstructive type surgery may even be needed to repair ligaments and re stabilize the joints – Our Osteopaths can help advise you what sorts of treatments are best fitted to your injury and are most likely to get you back to living your life and doing what you enjoy.