knee pain

Knee massage

Are you looking for knee massage? Knee massage therapy can be useful to reduce knee pain and improve movement. Whether you are looking for massage after total knee replacement, massage for knee bursitis, knee arthritis treatment, runners knee treatment or knee knocking treatment – Billy has you covered. An expert in knee massage, Billy will aim to restore your knee stability and improve movement so you can stay healthy and happy.

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain is a common problem that can occur suddenly or over a period of time.

Knee pain may be due to a number of causes, and generally treatment is readily available.

Injury-related causes include:

  • damage to parts of the knee, including bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendons or muscles

  • bursitis, which is inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion the knee (known as bursae)
     

Arthritis-related causes include:

  • osteoarthritis

  • rheumatoid arthritis

  • gout

  • septic arthritis (infected knee)
     

Other causes include:

  • patellofemoral pain syndrome: pain around the kneecap (patella) where it runs over the end of the thigh bone (femur), sometimes due to the kneecap being poorly aligned

  • pain referred from the hip or lower spine

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How is knee pain treated?

If you have knee pain, you can help by avoiding putting weight on it, and using an ice pack for up to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours. Painkillers like paracetamol can help with the pain.

Treatment may include:

  • medicines, such as pain killers and anti-inflammatories

  • strapping or a brace to support the knee

  • remedial massage to decrease pain and improve knee range of movement

  • physiotherapy

  • surgery
     

If your knee pain is caused by osteoarthritis, weight loss, strengthening exercises and water exercise can help to relieve symptoms. Arthroscopy is not recommended for osteoarthritis of the knee.