How We Treat Knee Pain

We Aim to Ease Your Knee Pain

We get on top of your pain quickly as humanly possible – using a variety of methods that are designed to reduce muscle spasm – increase mobility – decrease inflammation & break up scar tissue.

We Perform Computerised Gait Analysis

We use Gait Analysis to identify the weaknesses & imbalances that cause hip pain, should you wish to address them. Issues with foot alignment during walking and running can be a major factor in persistent knee pain. 

Rehab Exercises for Those Who Want Them

The best exercises for knee pain are usually ones that restore and maintain greater muscle strength of you ankles, knees & hips in the longer term. Doing rehab with us does require a level of commitment to have any real value, but the benefits can be more than worth it. 

Orthotics or Insoles for Those Who Need Them

We sometimes prescribe custom orthotics – to prevent ongoing strain in the tissues of the knee. If you have issues with the way you bear weight through your feet – it can seriously affect your knees.

Why We Treat Knee Pain

Finding that you can’t stand, walk or run normally without knee pain is frustrating at best, scary and life-limiting at worst. The ability to move and exercise comfortably forms a big part of our most basic sense of physical freedom and forms the basis of a normal happy life. 

The inability to move comfortably through your day can easily make happiness and enjoyment in life a big challenge. The knowledge of these facts is what drives us to do everything we can to help get you out of pain in a way that is comfortable, stable and long-lasting.

Your quality of life is what drives us !!

Knee Pain FAQ

Is it okay to massage my knee pain? 

Massage is great, especially in areas where we have stubborn pain. The likelihood of you doing any harm by massaging a knee that you have pain in is low, as long as it isn’t freshly injured or infected in any way. If you have persistent knee pain massage can be an excellent way to manage pain levels and promote blood flow in the tissues. 

What are the best exercises for knee pain? 

The best exercises for knee pain are ones that strengthen the stabilising muscles of the entire foot, leg & hip. Being more specific, these type of exercises are those that carefully and persistently challenge your ability to balance and bear weight in a coordinated way. 

For many with a history of knee pain it won’t be possible to do this kind of rehab comfortably and safely until your pain is under control via effective treatment methods. 

How can I tell if I have arthritis in my knees? 

See someone who has the professional training and experience to make that call for you. The only way to confirm the presence of arthritis in the knee 100% is with x Ray. A practitioner who is up to date with ‘best practices’ for knee pain will not want to order x Rays simple because you have knee pain. The first step towards diagnosing knee arthritis is a comprehensive history and physical exam, this does lead to x rays in some instances 

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