Knee Pain - Freedom Physiotherapy & Pilates

Knee pain is one of the most common issues our patients here at Freedom Physio and Pilates face. We know that it’s easy to assume that knee pain is just an age thing, a bit of wear and tear, or that it might go away on its own over time. For these reasons, it’s important to take a closer look at the issue at hand.

The interesting thing about knee pain is that it can be difficult to pin-point where the actual issue lies. And while you’re trying to figure that out, the pain just seems to be getting worse. You’re losing quality time with your family, you’re feeling less energetic, and, quite frankly, the pain is just getting you down.

If this sounds like you, rest assured that you aren’t alone.

Many people suffer from annoying and debilitating knee pain, and here at Freedom Physio and Pilates we know just how to fix the issue.

You might be thinking, “Why is this happening to me?” or “Why is this just not getting any better, even after 6 months or more?”.

Well the truth is, there are various reasons for your knee pain not easing up, one of which is the fact that nothing has yet been done to try to heal your knee. The common misconception is that one ought to “wait and see” if things will get better. The problem is, the longer you wait, the more the muscle around your knee will weaken, causing the pain to increase and your recovery time to double!

Does this sound Like You?

How about this? The pain just got too much and you visited your local GP. He/she prescribed painkillers which gave you temporary relief but left you feeling miserable and in more pain shortly after taking them. Painkillers are dangerous and, in fact, they do nothing but mask the problem; taking them increases the pain over time and, disturbingly, actually aggravates the issue even more. It’s a vicious cycle: painkillers, pain, stronger painkillers, pain… it just doesn’t stop.

Eventually you might be given knee support – but the pain remains, and you’re no better than you were 6 months ago.

In desperation you try to rest it, to take the painkillers, to use the support. Nothing is working and it just gets worse.

Does this Sound Like Your Story?

The truth is, there is so much conflicting information out there. Between YouTube, Google, family and friends, and even the TV, how are you supposed to know what the issue is or even what to do about it? Generally, people just shut off from trying to do anything – at this stage, your knee pain gets even worse and you find yourself entirely removed from your daily activities and general routine.

Procrastinating and believing that knee pain is ‘normal’, an ‘age thing’, or ‘part of life’, will lead to increased pain and heart sore. We do not want that for you.

Here are 7 reasons why your knee pain might be lasting longer than it ought to:

  • 1. You believed the pain would go away on its own, but it hasn’t. 
  • 2. You visited the doctor only to be prescribed harmful painkillers which not only masked the issue, but made it worse!
  • 3. You thought or had been told that it was an ‘age thing’, that everyone eventually gets knee pain, and that it’s just part of life. It isn’t.
  • 4. You’ve tried massages or even went to see a physiotherapist in the past, yet to no avail.
  • 5. You wore a knee brace in the hope of alleviating some of the pain. It didn’t help.
  • 6. You’ve rested your knee, but the pain persists and, in some ways, is even worse than before.
  • 7. You’ve tried a few exercises found on YouTube or in books, but nothing seemed to work.

If the above sounds familiar, and you’ve experienced knee pain longer than you should have, we invite you to call us TODAY. At Freedom Physio and Pilates we’re committed to helping you overcome knee pain in order to give you back the pain-free life you deserve. Remember, the fact that you’ve gone through these steps is an indicator as to how much closer you are to reaching your goal of a pain-free life.

Call today for a chat with one of our helpful, professional, friendly, and dedicated physiotherapists. Your call will be entirely complimentary, without any obligation, and with no risk whatsoever. We look forward to talking with you and telling you how we can help you, RIGHT NOW.

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So, now that you know why you might be experiencing the knee pain for a lot longer than you thought, the next question you might be asking is:

“How Can I Get Rid of My Knee Pain, Quickly?”

Well, here at Freedom Physio and Pilates we have compiled a list to help you get to the answer!

  • 1. Firstly, make sure you are decisive about getting help. You’ve procrastinated for too long, your knee pain has only worsened, and your activity levels and time with family has been on the decrease. Now is the time to do something about the swelling and the debilitating pain. Take action!
  • 2. Avoid sitting in awkward positions: remember that your knees aren’t designed for prolonged sitting. The knee is twisted and shifted into awkward positions when you sit for a long time. Make a conscious effort to seek and practice a better posture, make sure you move more, and try to stay as active throughout the day as possible. Remember: procrastination only worsens the problem.
  • 3. Seek out and visit a professional, ‘hands-on’, qualified, friendly, and dedicated physiotherapist. Physiotherapy not only treats the root problem, but frees you from your pain and lays the foundation for the maintenance of a pain-free, independent life. We see so many patients over 50 suffering from knee pain – we do not want this to be you. When you visit a physio, he/she will provide you with tailor-made exercises and stretches to suit your needs, align your posture, and ensure that the pain is dealt with. Period. Physiotherapy will get you back to the pain-free, active, family orientated, independent life you deserve.
  • 4. Increase your level of exercise: alongside the stretches your physio gives you, try to incorporate different types of exercise to help strengthen the muscles and alignment of the knee. Why not try Pilates, swimming, or gentle walking? The more you move, the faster your road to a pain-free life. We want you moving freely in no time!

If you would like to know more about how our team at Freedom Physio and Pilates can help you, we invite you to book a complimentary ‘discovery’ session with us. This session is entirely free of charge, without obligation, and at no risk whatsoever to you.

We understand that seeing a physio might be daunting, but remember, we want you to live the best life you possibly can, to get back to doing the things you love, and to be independent. The discovery session is there to answer your questions and to allay your fears. We’re here to help.

If you’re interested in booking a discovery session with us, click the button below NOW:

Note: This Free Discovery Session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physiotherapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free taster session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.

Here’s How the Team at Freedom Physio and Pilates Can Help You, RIGHT NOW:

  • We’ll diagnose and begin treating the root cause of the problem – often within the first session or two.
  • We’ll get rid of the pain and stiffness, often within 20 minutes of your first appointment, thus jump starting your journey to a pain-free life.
  • We’ll make sure you don’t spend time in the doctor’s waiting room; we’ll get you off of the harmful painkillers so that you can start ENJOYING your life!
  • We’ll give you back your energy, activeness, and smile. We want you to be the healthiest you can be, right now. 
  • We’ll make sure you don’t need to wear that knee brace anymore! With our help, you’ll be strengthening your knee muscles so that the cumbersome brace is no longer required.
  • We’ll make sure that you are healed PROPERLY, that is, that the pain is dealt with so that it doesn’t return. Our goal is to keep you PAIN FREE. 
  • We’ll ensure that you’re able to continue maintaining a pain-free life, at home, using tailor-made stretches and exercises suited to your problem!
  • We will help you avoid dangerous injections and knee surgery.
  • We’ll get you walking again! With us you’ll no longer fear the stairs, a hike, or even the park. We want to give you the time back with your family – we know how important INDEPENDENCE is to you, and our philosophy is to make sure you get it.

If you’re ready to start living the pain-free life you deserve, then we invite you to contact us TODAY. We want to help and are looking forward to hearing from you. Click the button below and fill out the short form to embrace the pain-free, independent, social, active lifestyle you dream of!

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