Are you suffering from knee pain?

Knee pain is one of the most common conditions we see among patients of all ages. A painful knee can be the result of an injury or a medical condition such as osteoarthritis. Indeed, many people will have been told the pain is due to ‘wear and tear’ of the joint, and that rest, painkillers or surgery are the only options. We disagree. If you are experiencing persistent, recurring or debilitating knee pain that interferes with your daily life, our team of physiotherapistschiropractorsosteopathssports massage and massage therapists can help reduce your symptoms and bring relief.

What does Knee Pain feel like?

The knee is one of the body’s major weight-bearing joints; it’s a complex joint made up of bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons and cartilage, enabling the body to stabilise by moving back and forth, rotating and twisting.  Pain can be felt in and around any part of the knee, and the location and severity of the pain can vary depending on the cause. You may feel:

  • Redness, swelling and stiffness in the knee joint
  • Weakness, instability or the knee ‘giving out’
  • A popping or crunching noise
  • Inability to fully extend or flex the knee

If you are suffering from a painful knee, we highly recommend that you obtain a skilled assessment and diagnosis from an experienced physiotherapist, chiropractor, or osteopath. Your knee pain may have a specific cause such as an ACL injury, knee bursitis, patellar tendinitis, patellar femoral pain or arthritis. At The Health Hub, our skilled team of therapists use a range of tools and tests to diagnose the reason for your pain and suggest the best treatment options for you.

How to ease knee pain?

Knee pain can be a complex and painful condition. In addition to seeking professional help, there are things you can do at home to ease your symptoms.

  • Follow RICE – rest, ice, gentle compression and elevation. After 48 hours, you can use a heat pack or a warm bath to relieve joint stiffness.
  • Consult your pharmacist about the most suitable anti-inflammatory painkillers. If you have just injured your knee and cannot weight bear, use crutches if needed and avoid putting weight on the painful knee.
  • When the pain is better, use gentle exercises such as leg extensions to strengthen the muscles around the knee. Ask our therapists to devise an exercise programme that is safe to do on a regular basis.

Why choose The Health Hub?

The Health Hub is a team of highly experienced therapists offering chiropractic care, osteopathy, physiotherapy, massage therapy, sports massage, Pilates and more. Our multidisciplinary approach gives us the widest choice of tools and techniques to assess, diagnose and treat your knee pain. We have extensive professional experience and offer the complete package for your health and wellbeing.

  • Physiotherapy for knee pain – Physiotherapists can use a variety of hands-on techniques including acupuncture, deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy to help alleviate your symptoms. Complimented by specific exercises for the rehabilitative treatment of knee pain, whether that is after an injury or surgery, or to help with the symptoms of chronic arthritis.
  • Chiropractic care for knee pain – Chiropractors will use a number of different treatment techniques to alleviate knee pain including mobilisation and manipulation, deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy to restore function to the knee joint.
  • Osteopathy for knee pain – Osteopaths use physical manipulation, mobilisation, stretching and massage techniques and more to achieve greater knee mobility, relieve muscle tension, enhance blood supply to tissues and help the body heal naturally.
  • Massage and sports massage for knee pain – Manual therapies and massages can be extremely beneficial for both pain relief and rehabilitation. Our massage therapists and sports massage therapists will always work in tandem with one of the above therapies to ensure they are taking the right approach.

Using a dedicated, multidisciplinary team approach has allowed us to achieve some wonderful results for our patients, some of which you can read here.

For more details about knee pain treatment or information about any of our services, contact The Health Hub today and book an appointment.

The Health Hub offers holistic physical therapy options & individual treatment programmes for knee pain for effective pain relief & rehabilitation. Call for details.

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Testimonials

Read what our patients have to say.

The team at the Health Hub are great! I’m having ongoing treatment with Kirk for an ankle injury I’ve now had surgery on. He was able to refer me to a great surgeon and supported me the whole way through that process. Since having surgery he has helped me with my rehab and created a tailored plan for my personal needs/goals. I’ve also had treatment with Tina and Sam who were equally brilliant. There’s a running theme with everyone at the Health Hub; they take time to listen to you about your injury/issue and help you to get back to whatever it is that you want to do! I couldn’t recommend the Health Hub enough!

Rob Cope

I saw Kirk today regarding a very painful ankle. I found him to be very professional and has a very kind manner. I trust him to help me back to walking properly again soon.

Mandy Baker

Both myself and my son have been treated here, at the Health Hub. The staff are helpful and really friendly and the decor/ambience calming and professional. We have been treated by both Sam and Kirk – and both have been extremely helpful and knowledgeable, but also flexible and understanding. Kirk’s physio has helped me to make huge progress and reduce daily discomfort/increase flexibility. He has a lovely manner and goes out of his way to put you at ease and help you to progress. I would thoroughly recommend the Health Hub.

Nikki Dickinson

I’ve been recommending Sam for years as he has done so much for my mobility. The Health Hub is a very welcoming environment and I enjoy my chats with Maggie – seem to learn something every time! With Covid-19 they are very thorough with their cleansing and wearing of PPE, so patients should feel very safe.

Pat Squire

It is due to a number of practitioners, now at the Health Hub, that my recovery from a serious injury was the successful. I cannot praise Jodie and Tina enough for their knowledge, advice and support in 2018, which expedited my recovery giving me the opportunityto continue pursuing my sporting hobbies. I am so thankful they continue to deliver their skills from a new base, which houses the best professionals in the area. I have often joked with Sam that I need a sports top saying ‘This body has been rebuilt and regularly serviced by The Health Hub’.

Derek Middlehurst

Absolutely brilliant after having loads of treatment via the NHS that failed Sam sorted my shoulder out in very few visits. I would and do recommend this practise to all my friends.

Dawn Fennelly

I had a great sports/therapeutic massage with Tina Towler today. This was exceptional and I used Sam for back issues in the past. The Health Hub is exceptional in decor and organisation. It was a really good vibe it there today with loads on street parking available just outside. Great experience, thank you for today. Lovely place to go to.

Richard Soper

Sam is so knowledgeable, reassuring, professional and effective with his treatment & advice – highly recommend The Health Hub

Lucy Ewing

Thoroughly recommend this place, I’ve had two massages by Tanya. Will defs be coming back. Very good massages. Thank you for providing this service during lockdown.

Jennie Radford