It is well known that osteopaths treat a wide variety of conditions other than musculoskeletal problems, but did you know they also have a role to play in treating knee pain?
The knee joint is probably the most commonly affected joint when it comes to knee injuries and osteopathic treatment. This could be for a number of reasons, the most common of which is osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis can be described as a progressive deterioration of articular cartilage, and it happens when there is damage to the joint surface and the underlying bone.
It has been suggested that osteopathy may help to delay or even prevent knee osteoarthritis in younger adults by maintaining joint mobility and reducing joint stress.
There are a variety of conditions that may cause knee pain, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ligament sprains and other injuries to the tendons or bones. Osteopathy for knee pain is suitable for adults who have suffered from various types of injury which lead to swelling, pain and restricted movement.
Osteopaths use a variety of techniques to treat knee pain, which may include massage, joint mobilisation, stretching and manipulation.
If you are struggling with knee pain, it is worth considering an osteopathic treatment. Osteopaths have a wealth of experience in treating all sorts of musculoskeletal problems, and they may be able to help you to get back to your normal activities as quickly as possible.
Our osteopaths at Deep 6 Osteopathy near Edithvale are more than happy to assist you with your knee pain – contact us today!