Hip and Knee Pain Relief
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It is no secret that hip and knee pain can create limitations in your daily life. With physiotherapy, you can relieve your pain in the easiest, safest, and most comfortable way possible. If you are looking to get rid of your hip and knee pain, contact us at 613-425-7700 today to learn more about our safe and effective physiotherapy services!
Why do I have hip or knee pain?
People can experience hip and knee pain together or separately. The hip and knee joints work in together to provide the optimum function for the lower extremities; however, sometimes a condition resulting in pain with these joints can cause their function to go awry.
Sometimes hip or knee pain originates within the respective joint; however, it is also possible that the pain you feel in your hip or knee may be rooted in a different part of the body. For example, a problem with the hip joint may transmit a pain signal to the knees, and vice versa. Since the hips and knees are both parts of the same kinetic chain, they make up a combination of weight-bearing joints that must function together in harmony in order for your body and posture to function properly. If one part of the kinetic chain is out of balance, stress may be placed on another joint.
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Common conditions leading to hip and knee pain:
- Cartilage injuries. Cartilage injuries can affect both the hips or knees. For example, hip pain can be caused by cartilage injuries known as labral tears, while inflammation of the bursa sacs, known as bursitis, is a specific condition that impacts the knee joint.
- Acute injuries. These are common in both hips and knees, such as sprains, strains, and dislocations.
- Overuse injuries. Several overuse injuries, including muscle strains and tendonitis, are common in both hips and knees. This is because the joints both experience constant use.
- Gait or stance imbalances. These can cause abnormal stress and premature wear-and-tear on your hips and knees, which can result in painful symptoms of arthritis.
- Weak or tight muscles. If you have a weak gluteus medius muscles and tight hip flexor muscles, this can cause the hip to rotate inward without you realizing it. Because of this, abnormal stress can be put on the knees, resulting in painful conditions, such as patellofemoral stress syndrome or iliotibial band friction syndrome.
- Referred pain. Pain may also develop as a result of referred pain from a pinched sciatic nerve since the nerve travels through both areas.
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Your treatment plan will include targeted stretches and exercises, aimed at stabilizing any weak hip and/or knee issues. You may be prescribed with additional treatments as our Vitality physiotherapist deems fit, including ice and heat therapy, massage therapy, laser therapy, or other soft tissue treatments. These are all aimed at alleviating your pain and promoting the healing of your damaged hip and/or knee issues.
If you have been limited by your hip and/or knee pain, schedule a consultation with our Riverside South physiotherapy office today. We’ll provide you with the best methods for getting rid of your pain, so you can get back to your life!