The basic function of the knee is to provide support to the overall body weight and help our body to maintain a balance while we move. Some of the most common knee injuries are:
- Cruciate ligament tears
- Lateral ligament tears
- Osteoarthritis – Meniscal/cartilage tears
The common symptoms of a knee injury depend on the type of injury and include knee pain, inflammation in the joint with stiffness, localised swelling and pain during movement. In case of a ligament tear, the patient may also experience sharp pain at some specific points of the knee.
Osteopath Sutherland Shire carries out specific movements and orthopaedic testing during first consultation. This allows us to ascertain the type and extent of an injury and treat it accordingly.
In case of a knee injury, Osteopath treatments can be beneficial in numerous ways such as restoring joint function, improving stability, and reducing pain. By utilising osteopathic manipulation techniques and subtle stretching and mobilisation exercises of the knee, patients can regain pain-free and full range of motion.