Hip and Knee Pain
Is your quality of life being affected by hip and knee pain? What would you do to be able to walk, go for a hike, do the gardening and possibly even jog again without experiencing achy pain and stiffness for hours if not days afterwards? You know you are starting to slow down and are no longer able to do as much as before because your hip and knee pain is gradually affecting your ability to be physically active and sometime you feel a tightness in your lower back that wasn’t there before because your body is compensating.
You know that at this stage of your life that being as fit and active as possible is very important because all of the current medical advice states that exercise is the medicine to cure all ailments. Without it the body is not as healthy as it could be. You need to take action against your hip and knee pain if it is holding you back.
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Hip and Knee Pain Relief
The good thing here is, despite having an X-ray or MRI scan that shows the alleged dreaded diagnosis of Osteoarthritis – commonly referred to as ‘wear & tear’, there are several things that you can do to help reduce your hip and knee pain. Physio can tackle the stiffness and improve your confidence on that leg that you have learned not to trust because it just doesn’t feel strong and gives the occasional wobble every so often. It is not a nice feeling. There is no fun in taking a fall due to loss of balance.
Firstly it is very important to be aware that the diagnosis of OsteoArthritic change in the hip or knee joint doesn’t not immediately imply that you need a hip or knee replacement. Thankfully APC Physio & Sports Clinics treatment approach is the same used by APC physios and Patrick Hanley (APC’s Lead Physio) during his years of experience working with elite level athletes, physiotherapists and strength coaches in Munster Rugby, leading professionals around to world and currently with the IRFU. The approach is designed so that your pain will be reduced for good by building up the muscles around your hip and knee and loosen up the joint with effective hands on techniques that will leave you feeling less pain with noticeably improved movement and the ability to walk for longer. Then you will be perfectly placed to get back to your hike, round of gold or dancing that had been impossible to even consider due to hip and knee pain
There are a few main tendons that can be problematic namely the Plantar Fascia (Arch of foot), Achilles (Heel) , Patellar (Knee), Gluteal (Hip) and
Hip and Knee Pain Advice
If you are unsure about where to turn for help and advice with your hip and knee because you have had several bad experiences in the past don’t worry. Our hip and knee pain experts understand where you are coming from and how difficult it can be to get effective pain treatment.
That is why we have a few options for hip and knee pain advice. You can avail of our physio expertise in the form of a 15 minute phone call or face to face ‘Physio Taster’ consultation for you to try before even making that first physiotherapy appointment with us.
People find these pre consultations really helpful because it gives you the opportunity to speak or meet with one of our hip and knee pain specialist physiotherapists so you can get a better understanding of how our proven treatment system can help youyou