Knee Pain and  Exercises

Knee Pain and Exercises

Knee Pain and Exercises could fill several books and have been which, what and why is an evolving discussion about all Health Care Professsional There is a wide range of potential reasons for knee pain for all ages, here is a brief examination and list of common knee conditions and less common. Knee conditions related to sport are different from the older knee if you look at the walking gait in the diagram below you will see that the gait in a young person is different to the older person as our muscles change and get weaker.  Knee exercises are a vital part of knee health care exercises for knees with OsteoArthritis are different to exercises for post Knee surgery or exercises for Patella Tendinopathy.  If you have an Acute Bursitis this requires rest and ice while other knee pain is inflammatory or infectious and this requires further investigations and maybe referral to Rheumatology or Orthorpeadics   At some point knee exercises are essential and selecting your own individual comfortable series of knee exercises  It is useful to fill in a Knee Questionnaire which is added to this page.  It maybe that you need to be using a walking stick or a crutch and the advice on how to use a stick, crutch or a walking frame is included in this series of mini video clips Much of this information may have already been given to you by your own physiotherapist or NHS Healthcare professional so it be handy to see the video clips again to refresh your memory on comfortable sensible knee pain  and lower limb exercises As surgery on a knee can be complicated rehabilitation of a knee continues to be evidence based good practice.  Many of the small tendon, ligements, and attachments around a knee joint can give pain as well,

For many runners or athletes you can see the different patterns of running gait can affect the health of the knee joint.

This Knee Examination Chart courtesy of a Sports and Exercise Doctor part of BASEM where if one is a member or associate member there is a wide range of current Continual Professional Development lectures and Videos on the examinations of the joints back and neck

Knee Exercises should be relatively pain free especially if you are aware you may have OsteoArthritis of the knee or an inflammatory condition.  So knee exercises need to be monitored for pain alerts and management The exercises for OsteoArthritis of the knee is similar to anterior knee pain this is because there is often wear and tear on the cartilage surface of the patella on the femur surface as this rushes or tracks up and down its groove as we go up and down stairs  go training in the gym or run or dance.

 

An examination of the knee should include an initial survey of the hip and spine as there can be associated referral reasons of pain  The ligaments, Meniscus movements of the knee all are essential

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the runners who has shockwave therapy to condition her muscles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Helen How

Edinburgh Osteopath Helen How has over twenty-eight years experience of treating patients at the How Osteopathic Clinic (Trinity Edinburgh). Registered Osteopath Helen combines the latest advances in osteopathy with a gentle patient-centred approach to diagnosis and treatment ensuring that osteopathic treatment at the How Clinic is suitable for a wide-range of conditions including; back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee conditions Helen uses Video Clips exercises educational information and outcome which is sent to your computer smartphone or iphone if you wish Treatment at the How Osteopathic Clinic is tailored to the individual and where necessary uses a combination of osteopathic techniques including, Traditional Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Electrotherapy, Vibrotherapy and Sports Remedial Massage. The holistic approach to osteopathy at the How Osteopathic Clinic, in addition to a full one hour treatment sessions, is designed to alleviate symptoms rapidly and can often significantly reduce the number of osteopathic treatments required. One of the few Osteopaths in Edinburgh and in Britain who uses the unique, gentle fleximatic vibrotherapy or shockwave therapy massage equipment combined with traditional osteopathic techniques in order to to find, feel and palpate those hard fibrotic bands of muscles which accumulate over the years of prolonged sitting, Helen has attended conferences held throughout the country; Helen has been using Shockwave Therapy for over 3 years now for Patella Tendons , Achilles Tendons Plantar Fasciitis and Tendon pain Hips, Upper Proximal Hamstring tendinopathy along with rehabilitation loading Contact Helen How, Registered Osteopath, 14 Craighall Gardens, Edinburgh EH6 4RJ To make an appointment contact Helen on 131 551 1044 or Text /Call 07889304762