Knee and hip pain can be caused by:
- direct or indirect injury or trauma
- long-term poor mechanics
- over exercise and/or incorrect technique
It can also be hereditary (inherited from parents) or congenital (present from birth).
It can be debilitating and affect your everyday life. Sleeping, walking, to getting up from a chair can become difficult.
Our therapists can diagnose the cause of your pain, and work as a team to create a treatment plan to reduce and manage, and possibly eliminate pain. We are aware that manual therapies and exercise may not be enough, so further investigation may be needed.
The knee is a complex joint. It only goes through one range of motion - to bend and straighten.
The hip is a more complicated structure. It is extremely strong within the joint, and the muscles and ligaments around it are extra strong and thick to carry the load of the upper body. It is the driving force of the walk of the lower body.
Each joint has several strong ligaments, tendons, and muscle that assist in the movement and stability of these joints. Bursa, cartilage, and meniscus help with the glide and the impact of the knee and hip during these movements.
- Arthritis pain
- Growing pains in the knees
- Instability and degeneration
- Muscle pain
- Pain associated with poor mechanics
- Pre-surgery and post-surgery rehabilitation and recovery