Knee Pain FAQs
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.
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.
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