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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Read what our patients have to say.

Highly recommend – Sam and Tina at the Health Hub have helped me enormously recently with a back problem and I have been so pleased with the results. Always a friendly smile and professional service at their practice

Sally Tilley

I’ve been seeing Sam for treatment for a long time (getting on for 15 years). He’s managed to fix issues that allowed me to play rugby on weekends when I otherwise would have to miss out. While the issues he treats now aren’t normally as debilitating, I feel better and more able to train once I’ve seen him. Sam will give you a honest opinion on the best course of action for your injury and will do what he can to get you pain free as quickly as possible. The reception staff are great and it’s a friendly environment.

Lee Evans

I see Sam (chiropractor) regularly and he offers a bespoke, caring open minded service. Not only is he highly skilled and professional but he is friendly and knowledgeable without judgement or up selling. Highly recommend. Ive also had a fantastic sports therapy massage from Tina and hope to book in for another soon. Gemma

Gemma B

Absolutely amazing. Cured my muscular lower back pains. Tina is absolutely amazing. Has also given me some great advice for avoidance and general health improvement. Very relaxing and friendly environment. Cannot recommend enough

Paul R

State of the art new practice, with fantastic treatment rooms and highly skilled staff. Sam Pargeter treated my back and has made a huge difference. Highly recommended.

Daniel Burstow

I couldn’t recommend the Health Hub highly enough…I have been seeing Sam for a while and more recently Tina. During all of my visits I have been very impressed with the depth of knowledge on offer and the extremely professional treatments. The environment is very well presented and is very welcoming. Any issues I’ve visited with have been treated and resolved…I come away feeling brand new

Andrew Munday

The staff are all lovely, kind and helpful. Lachlan is an excellent osteopath and sorts out my tense muscles and clicking out hip every time. A medical appointment to look forward to! Highly recommended

Gayle Sheriff

Friendly helpful staff and excellent treatment. Neck feeling a lot more comfortable

Penny Blake

Such a pleasant experience all round. A friendly and relaxed atmosphere and Lachlan has helped me so much during our appointments! Thank you doesn’t seem enough to express my gratitude 🙂

Clare Jeffrey