Knee problems can be both painful and limiting, affecting daily activities and quality of life. Fortunately, our experienced physiotherapists and osteopaths are here to help. We are conveniently based on Bearstead, Maidstone, Kent. We also offer similar complementary treatments including massage and shockwave therapy, and treat many related problems including hip pain and foot and ankle pain.
Common Causes of Knee Pain
The four common knee problems we see at Scott Osteopathic & Health Clinic that may require our expertise, are patellofemoral pain syndrome, osteoarthritis, meniscal tears & Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries.
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS): The symptoms of patellofemoral pain syndrome, also known as “runner’s knee,” include pain in or near the kneecap. It may be brought on by muscular imbalances, incorrect patella alignment, overuse, or biomechanical issues. At the clinic we can assess the underlying causes of PFPS and design a tailored exercise and treatment program to strengthen and balance the surrounding muscles to improve patellar alignment and alleviate pain.
Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition that involves the breakdown of cartilage, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility in the knee. Our professionals can help manage knee osteoarthritis by designing exercise programs to improve joint mobility and strengthen muscles around the knee. They can also provide pain management strategies.
Meniscal Tears: Meniscus tears are common knee injuries that occur due to sudden twisting motions or wear and tear over time. They can cause pain, swelling, and limited knee function. Here at our Bearsted Clinic in Maidstone we can assess the severity of the tear and recommend exercises to strengthen muscles that support the knee joint. We can also guide individuals on modifying activities to prevent further damage.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries: ACL injuries are often sports-related and involve damage to the ligament that stabilizes the knee joint. They can result in pain, instability, and limited mobility. Our professionals play a crucial role in ACL injury rehabilitation, providing exercises to rebuild knee strength, improve stability, and guide a safe return to activities.
Physiotherapy and Osteopathy at our Maidstone, Kent Clinic
Knee problems can have a significant impact on daily life, & seeking help from our dedicated team of physiotherapists or osteopaths in Maidstone, Kent can lead to effective treatments and rehabilitation plans. Whether it’s PFPS, knee osteoarthritis, meniscal tears, or ACL injuries, remember that seeking timely help is essential for a swift recovery. We are here to guide you on your journey to better knee health. Don’t let knee pain limit your life – take the first step towards a more active and pain-free future. To start your path towards recovery, we invite you to get in touch with our clinic today, or book an appointment with our simple online system.