There are many things a physiotherapist will do to help you with your knee pain. Certain treatments will depend on the exact nature of the problem but here are a few that might be beneficial.
Deep tissue massage for the quadricep, hamstring and calf muscles as these can become tight and stiff either causing the knee pain or as a result of the knee pain.
Taping to support the knee cap can alleviate a lot of symptoms by reducing compression on the patella tendon or fat pad, or can help to ensure the knee cap moves in a more efficient and less painful way.
Electrotherapy can alleviate pain and help to stimulate some healing within the soft tissue structures of the knee.
Acupuncture can help by reducing inflammation, stimulating healing and reducing tissue stiffness. Acupuncture also has an amazing effect on the body by encouraging it to release endorphins which are our own internal pain killers.
If you are suffering from knee pain, please don’t leave it – not only is it likely to get worse but it could lead to foot and ankle pain or hip and back pain. Call us to get an appointment – we can usually see you within 48 hours of you ringing us – 01438 317037.
Kerri Surman – Specialist Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist