Knee pain is often associated with the elderly or people who are extremely active and/or play sports. In reality, this is not always the case, people from any walk of life or age can fall victim to knee pain at some point in their lifetime. People who suffer from chronic knee pain are generally confused whether to go straight to a surgical option or to seek alternative methods such as remedial massage as a more conservative option.
Treatment Options for Persistent Knee Pain
People suffering from mild knee pain need not worry as mild knee injuries often heal themselves with time. However, if you are someone suffering from persistent ongoing knee pain, you need to consult your doctor or an experienced therapist for proper diagnosis and to discuss your options. The quicker you consult your doctor and decide on your chosen treatment path the better the outcome. With remedial massage if we begin treatment early in the injury the more ability we have to reduce the chance of surgery later on.
Depending on your physical condition and the degree of knee pain, your doctor may recommend any of the following treatment options:
- Scans are often one of the first recommendation for people suffering from long term undiagnosed pain. Often they come back inconclusive as to the cause of the pain so then the options are to try conservative treatment such as remedial massage or to see a knee specialist.
- Arthroscopic Surgery – also referred to as “keyhole” surgery. This type of surgery is used for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of knee problems including broken or damaged cartilages. The surgeon usually makes several small incisions around the joint and inserts a tiny camera along with some surgical instruments to diagnose the cause of the pain and perform corrective surgery.
- Remedial Massage – remedial massage therapy has also proven effective in reducing knee pain, increasing mobility and strength and releasing muscles that may be putting strain on the joint
Whether you suffer from knee pain or any other form of pain in your body, feel free to give us a call at Melbourne Natural Therapies and book in to see one of our remedial massage therapists to see how we can help you.
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