Causes for Knee Pain and Osteopathic Treatment in Melbourne
KNEE PAIN AND PROBLEMS IN ADULTS
Osteoarthritis, which frequently affects the knee, is brought on by cartilage deterioration, and more so in adults as we get older.
In the worst-case situation, the leg and thigh bones would rub against one another, which may cause a knee to become chronically sore.
Patients with osteoarthritis symptoms frequently describe knee discomfort that worsens with activity, after extended periods of inactivity, or shortly after waking up.
The knee muscles, ligaments, and knee joints can all be gently worked on during cranial osteopathy treatment to enhance circulation and reduce edema.
A good osteopathic practitioner may help the knees feel less tense.
Since our Melbourne practitioners take a holistic approach, our registered osteopaths will also work on your lower back and other body parts to improve how your body moves.
OSTEOPATHIC EXAMINATION OF THE KNEE
By improving knee movement and function, the aim of the osteopath is to help you get back to normal as quickly as possible.
With a complete case history that includes prior illnesses, surgeries, accidents, and health concerns, your osteopath will begin the consultation.
Additionally, your osteopath will ask you about the origins and progression of your knee pain.
This information aids your osteopath in determining the types of potential biomechanical imbalances as well as which joints, ligaments, and muscles are inflamed.
Osteopaths employ a whole-body strategy.
The imbalances of the knee's joint, ligaments, and muscles will be addressed, and they'll also search for any other compensatory movements occurring from the ankle and feet up to the hip and lower back that might be causing your knee pain.
For instance, it is typical for people to begin walking and standing differently when they have knee discomfort in an effort to preserve the knee, which may result in joint and muscle imbalances in other parts of the body.
Osteopaths have all treated and managed acute or chronic knee pain for many years.
Osteopaths employ a very mild approach, and patients frequently report feeling quite at ease while receiving treatment.
Along with treating the knee, the osteopath may, if necessary, treat other related problem areas such as the ankle, foot, or lower back that are contributing to referred knee pain.
HOW TO MANAGE ONGOING KNEE PAIN RELIEF WITH AN OSTEOPATH
Your osteopath may suggest specific actions you can do to help control pain and hasten recovery in addition to osteopathic treatment.
Rest, ice or heat packs, light exercise, stretching, heating, or cooling creams, strengthening the necessary muscles, compression support or a brace, and vitamins may all be used to treat the condition.
Maintaining a regular body weight is crucial because the knee is a big weight-bearing joint.
Extra body weight increases the forces applied to the knee in daily activities, which can result in knee pain.
It's crucial to make smart fitness choices as well.
Swimming or a decrease in the frequency of high impact sports would be beneficial for chronic knee discomfort.
If you have acute knee pain, you might need to modify your activity or cease it altogether for a short while until the discomfort subsides.
Osteopaths will look at your knee and body in a holistic way to determine the cause of your pain and create a treatment plan that’s best for you.
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Aging, Injury or Repeated Stress On The Knee Osteopaths in Melbourne
Providing Osteopathy to Fitzroy North, Fitzroy, Carlton North, Carlton, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Northcote, Thornbury, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Preston and Fairfield.
B.Sc. (Clin.Sci.), MAOA
B.Sc. (Clin.Sci.), MAOA