Common causes of knee pain are well described on our NHS website as you can see from the knee assessment chart  a knee pain is more challenging to assess and treat.  It is because knees can be highly sensitive to pain and slow careful exercises which do not irritate damaged cartilage, joints or other soft tissues are essential to good knee self care

Knee Pain


Common Causes of Knee Pain 

(Please check NHS Webite here)




Your Standing Assessment

Observation is KEY with Palpation








Common Causes of Knee Discomfort  (NHS Link)


Anterior Knee

There are many common causes of knee pain which you can check here on the NHS Common Causes of Knee Pain   As you will learn an Assessment of your knee pain is essential and at some time you will be encouraged to with different knee exercises depending on your age and pain levels and which injury you have sustained.  Interested the reason that the NHS is encouraging self care rehabilitation is there is increasing evidence that interventions such as some types of knee surgery are not so useful as the complications of painful scar tissue and adhesions prevent good quality exercise rehabilitation for the post operative care.   You will see increasingly that the NHS will encourage as much self care management for knee pain as possible.   


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The Institute of Osteopathy Website








 Osteopathic Referral Note for information on your knee if you wish to give to your General Practitioner






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Helen How

Registered Osteopath

14 Craighall Gardens Edinburgh EH6 4RJ

0131 551 1044

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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