Osteopaths can do a lot to help a damaged knee which can manifest itself as just a sore knee or even a clicking or grinding sensation. Here are some of the ways your knee can be helped: Increase range of movement A damaged or arthritic knee will often stiffen up.
Do Osteopaths treat knees?
Osteopaths don’t just treat back pain, and you may be surprised to know that 35 % of my patients come to the clinic for symptoms related to the knee. Patients suffering from knee pain tend to either consult an Osteopath or Physio, rather than conventional medical help.
What doctor do I see for bad knees?
Type of Doctor to See For Knee Pain
To get the best possible treatment, choose an orthopedic doctor. Orthopedic doctors have the specialized knowledge and training needed to treat a wide variety of problems affecting the musculoskeletal system — bones, joints, cartilage, muscles, and nerves — including the knees.
Can an osteopath help with hip and knee pain?
Most hip and knee pain can be treated effectively with osteopathy. However, sometimes an osteopath may need to refer you to your GP for further tests or scans. This could be because your symptoms suggest other causes of hip or knee pain requiring medical intervention such as: Fractures.
What conditions do osteopaths treat?
Most people who see an osteopath do so for help with conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints, such as:
- lower back pain.
- uncomplicated neck pain (as opposed to neck pain after an injury such as whiplash)
- shoulder pain and elbow pain (for example, tennis elbow)
- problems with the pelvis, hips and legs.
Can osteopathy make you worse?
It is not uncommon after any physical therapy, including Osteopathic care, to continue to experience some symptoms or even feel sore or tired. Sometimes the symptoms may become worse before they become better usually in the first 24-48 hours.
What is the difference between osteopath and physiotherapist?
Physiotherapy is all about recovery and rehabilitation for areas already weakened by injury or illness. Osteopathy treatment is mostly manipulation of the body to bring it back into alignment. Physiotherapy is more active and exercise-focused, to build up strength and range of motion.
How do I describe my knee pain to get help?
When talking to your doctor about knee pain, be as specific as possible. Describe when it hurts, where it hurts, and what it feels like when it hurts. Discuss activities that make your knee pain feel worse and what activities make it feel better.
How do I know if my knee pain is serious?
Call your doctor if you:
- Can’t bear weight on your knee or feel as if your knee is unstable or gives out.
- Have marked knee swelling.
- Are unable to fully extend or flex your knee.
- See an obvious deformity in your leg or knee.
- Have a fever, in addition to redness, pain and swelling in your knee.
What will an orthopedic doctor do for knee pain?
An orthopedic doctor can administer ultrasound-guided cortisone shots as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for knee pain. Ultrasound is used for precision and the combination of cortisone and anesthetic helps deliver long-lasting pain relief.
Can osteopath help with osteoarthritis?
Research shows that manual therapy such as osteopathy can relieve pain, increase flexibility and improve quality of life for people with osteoarthritis. This is reflected in NHS guidelines which recommend manual therapy (stretching and manipulation), alongside exercise, weight loss and pain meds to manage symptoms.
Can Osteopaths diagnose?
In all 50 states, DOs, also called osteopaths or osteopathic physicians, are licensed to prescribe medications, perform surgery, and use technological imaging to diagnose and treat illness and injury.
Can osteopath help with meniscus tear?
Osteopathic treatment can help to address both biomechanical imbalance and strength/tension discrepancies, and to optimise tissue healing capacity. In addition your osteopath can prescribe safe and effective exercises to speed repair and recovery.
How often should you have osteopathy?
Having an appointment every 3 to 4 weeks may be often enough for patients that simply want to keep their symptoms at bay. Some patients choose to see their osteopath every 5 to 6 weeks.
Does osteopathy actually work?
Osteopathy is highly recommended for lower back pain problems for good reason. Multiple studies affirm its effectiveness in providing relief. One such study conducted in Chicago compared osteopathic treatments like spinal manipulation to standard medical therapies.
What are the side effects of Osteopathy?
Common side effects of osteopathy
- Mild pain or discomfort at the point of manipulation.