Knee Pain

Knee Pain

WHAT IS KNEE PAIN?

Knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints that we encounter. People are becoming more active and taking part in more events such as running, cycling and skiing. The knee a very bony structure, doesn’t have a lot of muscle or fatty tissue to absorb impact. It relies heavily on the muscles and joints above and below to keep it healthy. Once the knee has become symptomatic it means that the hip and pelvis have stopped compensating and the ligaments and the joint of the knee itself then become inflamed and painful. The knee is no longer able to cope with the demands of both sport and the normal stresses of daily life such as walking and sitting.

MASSAGE:

  • reduces muscle spasm so encourages balance in joints.
  • relieves pain
  • with less pain, joints can be used more
  • increases movement ensuring that synovial fluid is secreted, which is essential for a healthy joint as the articular cartilage does not have a blood supply.
  • keeps joints mobile which helps to prevent arthritis.
  • increases blood flow to the structures of the joint
  • increases drainage.
  • also helps via the special sensory receptors around the joint telling the brain where the joint is, in terms of space and the movement it is capable of producing.

THERAPY OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CONDITION AT BROOKS-CARTER CLINIC