A knee injury is a very common complaint especially among athletes. The knee includes bones, the meniscus, and ligaments. There are four bones of the knee, which are the patella (kneecap), the thigh bone or femur, the tibia, and the fibula. The patella sits on top of the knee joint itself and aids in the bending of the knee. The femur is connected to the tibia and the fibula runs just below and behind that bone.
Osteopathic treatment at B Enhanced, specializes in the manipulation of the joints and/or muscles. We work by using our hands to stretch and sooth tight muscles by this manipulative form of treatment. Not only is our osteopathic treatment concerned with manipulative movements, but it also concentrates on the body as a whole and using its natural healing qualities. This type of treatment is not to be confused with physiotherapy or chiropractic. This is a more subdued form of treatment using a holistic approach.
On your first visit, a medical history, as detailed as possible, will be taken. An examination of your body will then be in order. Your osteopath will request that you move in certain ways so that we can assess your whole body. A closer look at the painful area itself will be thoroughly examined.
Specifically, osteopathic treatment of the knee would depend on the injury, problem, and condition of the knee joint. The knee would be fully evaluated prior to any treatment taking place. We may deal with the knee joint in several ways, such as stretching, ultrasound, and/or the use of friction. Another osteopathic treatment for knee pain may very well include the resting of the knee joint itself, ice, or exercises.
Each person is individually unique as is his or her injury or problem area. What will work for one person may not always work for another. We will be able to determine which type of treatment will work on your problem condition.