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Your symptoms.

Chiropractic is a regulated primary healthcare profession. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose, treat and can help with:

I have pain in
my knee.

The knee is one of the major weight-bearing joints, supporting the body as you stand, walk, run or jump. It is a complex hinge type joint that moves forwards, backwards, rotates and twists. It is held tight by strong ligaments, has a cartilage shock absorber and is stabilized by the muscles of your upper leg and thigh. The knee is very resilient however can become prone to injury, particularly in those returning to exercise after time off, individuals with a sedentary lifestyle that and during high intensity sport.

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My knee keeps swelling.

Swelling in the knee is a sign that there is inflammation. Swelling that has occurred after an injury can indicate a ligament, tendon, muscle or cartilage tear or strain. Your Chiropractor is qualified to assess all the structures of the knee and will use specific tests to work out the source of the problem and create a treatment and rehabilitation plan for you.

Swelling that reoccurs
without injury.

When the knee swells without an obvious injury it often suggests that there is a problem deep in the joint. The cartilage that coats the surfaces of the knee is called the meniscus and can tear or fray. Many of us will have small meniscus tears and not know however larger tears can be painful and cause swelling when they are irritated. It can also be a sign of some arthritis in the knee joint.

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Knee Osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis occurs in around 10% of men and 13% of females over the age of 65. Signs of knee Osteoarthritis include:

  • Stiffness and pain after being sat for long periods
  • Difficulty walking downstairs
  • Clicking and popping
  • Being unable to fully straighten the leg
  • Pain when walking
  • Recurrent swelling around the knee
  • Lower back / hip pain from compensating for a painful knee.

As Chiropractors we cannot reverse osteoarthritis however we can help reduce and manage the pain and the impact it has on your hips, spine and rest of your body. We use gentle techniques and give home exercises. We can help refer you for x-rays where necessary.

IT band syndrome or
'Runners knee'.

Tightness in the muscles that stabilise and support the knee can refer pain into the knee. One of the most common muscles for this is the Tensor fascia lata. The small triangular muscle is found at the top of the hip and becomes the Iliotibial band (IT band) that runs down the outside of the leg.

Tightness in the muscle can cause inflammation in the little bursa that sits beneath it and feel like a burning sensation or pain in the top of the knee, especially after exercise.

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