The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body with 50% of all injuries being sports related. Acute injuries typically affect the ligaments and menisci, the fibro cartilage discs inside the knee.
Chronic knee pain is often caused by degeneration of the joint. This is a common complaint in the elderly and represents a considerable source of disability.
Factors that can influence knee pain:
- Leg length inequality
- Abnormal position of the patella
- Muscle imbalances [ tight flexors, including, hamstrings, ITB, gastrocnemius and weak extensors]
- Altered gait, such as walking with toes out
- Femoral anteversion
- Unstable ankles
- Rigid foot, flat foot
- Recent change in exercise
- Soft tissue adhesions, especially in the joint capsule
When you come for treatment first we take a full history. You may be surprised how detailed this can be. We believe that we need the whole story to get the treatment right for you. This is followed by a practical, hands on examination; from this we will discuss our findings, insights and a bespoke treatment plan will be devised and shared with you.
We never know how many treatments will be required, however we continually assess. Generally we say that a difference will be noted after 4 treatments and we will update our treatment plan to suit.