Knee Pain

About Knee Pain

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What is knee pain?

If you have knee pain, you’re not alone. Frequent knee pain affects around one in four adults.

The knee must combine weightbearing with mobility, while managing forces from the body above and the ground below. No wonder it’s second only to the back for developing pain!

Effective treatment depends on a complete and accurate understanding of all the factors at play. Here at Good Health Centre in Leeds, our team of osteopaths has treated over 60,000 people. They are experienced and capable at diagnosing and managing knee pain of every kind.

Types of knee pain

Knee pain can develop in many ways.

Sudden trauma, such as a twisting fall or impact, can tear ligaments and cartilages, resulting in rapid swelling, pain and immobility. This kind of damage can have a lasting effect if not properly rehabilitated, increasing the likelihood of osteoarthritis at a later stage.

The knee can also suffer from overuse injuries. Athletes and runners may experience tendinosis, or pain around the front of the knee due to irritation between the knee cap and the thigh bone.

Even young people can be affected. Pain at the front of the knee is common in active teenagers, where repetitive strain can cause inflammation, and rapid muscle development can pull on the still-growing bones.

And in later life, the knee is susceptible to osteoarthritis – in fact, around 80% of cases of osteoarthritis affect the knee. The knee’s cartilage starts to break down and the joint lining becomes irritated, causing soft swelling. Later, the body increases bony growth around the knee to stabilise it, resulting in bony enlargement of the joint.

Arthritic knees tend to ache and become stiff, worsening with overuse or after a period of rest.

And there are many other potential causes of knee pain. Some medical conditions, such as goutor infections, can result in painful knees. Or sometimes, a problem in the hip joint refers pain to the knee.

Happily, our osteopaths understand all these issues. They know how to evaluate and differentiate between the causes of knee pain.

How do Osteopaths treat knee pain?

Your osteopath will conduct a thorough examination of your knee to determine the cause of the pain.

They will also assess your biomechanics to understand how the rest of your body is affecting your knee. For example, Or perhaps a problem in your back is causing you to bear more weight on one side than the other.

Once all these factors have been established, your osteopath will formulate a treatment plan specific to your situation. That might involve improving muscle tone, length and strength, working on mobility in the joints of your legs, pelvis and back, or helping fluid drainage through your lymphatic system. There are many techniques an osteopath can apply to alleviate your pain.

Your osteopath will also provide you with exercises and strategies you can use at home to make sure the benefits of treatment last beyond the clinic.

Knee Pain Treatment In Leeds:

Click here to find out more about what to expect when you visit one of our osteopaths.

You won’t have to wait. Our large-capacity clinic means we can usually offer an appointment on the day you get in touch with us. And, if there are no concerns, your osteopathic treatment begins in your first session.

Ready to get back to health? Book online today.

Did you know…

An osteopathic management plan involves more than just hands-on treatment. An osteopath can support you with advice, self-help tips and exercise plans. This comprehensive approach means the benefits of treatment last long after you’ve left the clinic.

What our patients say

Helen Fitton
Helen Fitton
I have used the Good Health centre over many years. Seb, one of the osteopaths, helps me maintain a quality of life that I wouldn't otherwise enjoy. He is always patient and kind, and treats me with respect. The receptionists are always cheerful, and make one feel welcome. I would highly recommend.
Sarah Jayne
Sarah Jayne
My baby was born with shoulder dystocia, lot if tension from ventouse delivery. Saw Simon Baron, really great, creating a calm enviroment. Gave exercises to complete at home. Couldnt imagine what she would be like had she not seen him. Couldnt recommend more!
Allan Luxton
Allan Luxton
After first visit: knowledgeable, thorough, informative. Clear plan of treatment/process.
Massimiliano Federici
Massimiliano Federici
I've been struggling with persistent pain in top of the hamstring/glute, for nearly one year. I tried the standard physio, rest, DYI solutions and strengthening exercises and none of them helped me completely. Eventually I went to the clinic and discussed the problem with the osteopath and in 3 sessions my leg is nearly 100% healthy again. Really impressive outcome and great service
Jas Soor
Jas Soor
I've been coming to the Good Health Centre on and off for my back issues for years. They offer so many different treatments. For me, I am currently going for a sciatica issue and Yanis is a magician! I travel from London to see him as he always gets to the root of the problem and does his upmost to assist and sort out the issue as well as updating me on everything he is doing and why. For me, he is fantastic and one of the reasons I come back time and time again when I need to. He is a savior to me!
Julie Spalding
Julie Spalding
Amazing at putting my back right, just doing regular maintenance now
Brenda Simpson
Brenda Simpson
I’ve been a client at The Good Health Clinic for a year since Josh McCollum.moved there from a local clinic to where I live. I had no hesitation at all in following him there which involves me undertaking a 30 mile round journey. I first met Josh in August 2021 following a major break in my ankle. He has been an absolutely vital to me as I built up a trustworthy group of therapists to enable my safe rehabilitation. I can’t recommend Josh enough for his kindness, understanding, care and expertise in aiding my recovery and now helping to maintain my recovery. Josh, I can never ever thank you enough 🤩
Naomi Berry
Naomi Berry
Good Health Centre has had a huge impact on my career as a dancer. I visit Josh regularly for osteopathy treatment to support my physical training and to improve my overall awareness of my body. It has really helped me to overcome and keep on top of injuries and any pains which come with the demands of a physically challenging job. I couldn’t recommend Josh and the Good Health Centre enough!