Hip and Knee Pain

Hip pain can be felt in different areas such as the thigh, the groin the outside of the hip and the buttocks. Knee pain can occur due to meniscus cartilage tear or degeneration, ligament sprain or arthritis to name a few.

Reducing Hip and Knee Pain

The cause for hip pain varies depending on where it is felt. It may be due to arthritis, bursitis, muscle or tendon strain, degeneration or could be referred from the back.

The knee is a complex joint that allows movement in many directions and is also weight bearing. Pain could be due to meniscus cartilage tear or degeneration, ligament sprain, due to softening of the cartilage behind the knee cap to name a few. Sometimes knee pain and swelling can be due to arthritis.

First4Therapy Advice

  • What should I do if I have hip pain?
  • What should I do if I have knee pain?
  • Can First4Therapy help you?
What should I do if I have hip pain?

If you have had a fall recently and have severe pain or are unable to bear weight through your leg you should see your doctor as soon as possible.

Taking over the counter pain medication and anti-inflammatories (unless contra-indicated) and applying heat packs or rubbing pain relieving gel locally can help improve the pain.

What should I do if I have knee pain?

If your pain comes on after injury and you have severe swelling with the knee locking, giving way or an inability to put weight through your leg, you should seek medical advice.

Follow the rest, ice, compression, elevation protocol described under soft tissue injuries and take painkillers and anti-inflammatories (unless contra-indicated)

Start gentle movement of the knee to bend and straighten it whilst in bed and gentle tightening of the knee muscle at the front of your thigh (quadriceps) by pushing your knee down into a towel placed behind your knee. Put your fingers on your quadriceps to feel the muscle tighten during contraction. Hold for 5 seconds and repeat 10 times twice a day. Do not do this if it is painful.

Can First4Therapy help you?

Yes. Following a comprehensive assessment to identify the cause of either your hip or knee pain, we will build a treatment plan to suit your needs.

For hip pain that may include joint mobilisation, electrotherapy and acupuncture to reduce pain. We will also formulate an exercise program to improve flexibility, strength and balance that is specific to you with your functional needs in mind.

In the case of knee pain, we will perform a full assessment of your knee to identify the cause of your pain and explain it to you. A treatment program will then be designed to reduce pain and improve strength and mobility. This may include joint mobilisation, taping, electrotherapy, acupuncture and knee strengthening and proprioception exercises.

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    First4Therapy are a Chartered Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Clinic based in Laindon. We also treat patients from the surrounding areas including Basildon, Horndon, Billericay, Brentwood and Stanford-le- hope.

    We provide physiotherapy and acupuncture for a wide range of conditions. Our chartered and state registered physiotherapists will provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment that is tailored to resolve your particular problem.

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