The knee is one of the most complicated significant joints present in the body, consisting of many structures including cartilage, muscles, bursas, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Any traumatic event and tear over time may cause knee injury, and that requires rehabilitation to improve and correct it. An osteopath cananalyse the muscles and joints holistically, and examine that how they are working where the tenderness and tension is coming from, and then work on a course such as articulation, stretching, gentle soft tissue, and manipulation as appropriate. An osteopath can also advise on practical exercises to the patient along with hydrotherapy (hot and cold packs).
For purpose of treatment, osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching, and massage to increase the joint’s mobility, relieve muscle tension, enhance the blood supply to the knee, and overall can help the body heal naturally. Osteopaths may also use laser therapy, interferential, ultrasound and shockwave that could prove helpful to manage pains and other symptoms of knee injury. Depending on the nature of the injury, osteopaths may refer on to an orthopedic surgeon or GP.
The manual osteopathic treatments for joint painscan have immediate beneficial effects, such as decreasing muscle tension and reducing pain sensitivity. This can also enhancefunctional capacity.
Osteopathy treatment can also help to restore functional mobility of the knee, enhancing the ability to shock-absorb and distribute load up the leg and through the pelvic region and spine. This therapy’s results can be invaluable for running and walking activities. Osteopathic manual therapies have also been found to have a great success rate in stimulating longer-term improvements in tendons, joints, muscles, and the nervous system.