Does this describe you?
- You are struggling with Knee Pain and are not sure what to do or who to ask.
- You are frustrated that your Knee Pain is stopping you from doing the things you love.
- You are having difficulty sleeping because of your Knee Pain and this is affecting your energy and wellbeing during the day.
- You are taking painkillers or other medication for your Knee Pain and would like to stop.
- You are starting to worry that this isn't ever going to get better as episodes of your Knee Pain are getting more frequent and taking longer to go.
Knee Pain causes lack of concentration, poor sleep, bad temper and generally makes life exceedingly difficult.
- Knee Pain is a common sporting injury. It will stop you doing your favourite sport.
- Knee Pain is usually aggravated by tension in the surrounding muscles of the thigh and calf. These muscles are working hard to protect the knee so massaging them just removes that protection and they will tense up again as soon as you stand up.
- Here at Afon House our highly experienced team are dedicated to serving the local community in Salisbury and surrounding areas helping Knee Pain sufferers just like you get back to doing the things they love.
If you would like to know more
Use the blue box on this page to Get your Copy of the Afon House Knee Pain Information Pack This is our approach to Knee Pain. The pack includes 5 Simple Ways to Relieve Knee Pain at Home.
Or go to our online booking page to book in for a FREE TELEPHONE CHAT with one of our Registered Chiropractors to discuss your problem.
- Your chiropractor will work out why the pain is in your knee, then gently correct the mechanics of the knee so that it functions better and the surrounding muscles can then relax. And you can return to the sport you love.
Ligament damage, runner's knee and patellofemoral pain syndrome can be treated.
First Aid for the Knee
If your knee is unstable, the surrounding muscles will tighten to protect it. Stretching is not particularly helpful as the muscles will tighten again as soon as you start to walk. They have a job to do. They have to protect the knee.
Use a Cold Pack
A cold pack will help to keep any swelling under control. Wrap a cold pack (a bag of frozen peas works well) in a couple of tea towels and place it over the area of pain for 20 minutes only. Put it back in the freezer for at least an hour to allow your skin to recover, then repeat. If the cold pack is too cold for comfort, put another tea towel around it. This will help. Don’t use heat. If you are taking medication for the pain, it will be an anti-inflammatory drug – to cool things down. If you use the medication with heat, you will be cancelling one out with the other! Use a cold pack to enhance the effect of the medication.
Still getting pain?
If you have tried resting it but the pain comes back again as soon as you push it, come in and see us.