Hip and Knee Pain Relief
I struggled with knee issues for almost 15 years, and had two surgeries in that time and had never improved - until coming here. I've been free of knee problems now for 2 years, and was even able to start running!
Have visited on numerous occasions with various injuries to back, shoulder, arm, leg. They took the time to explain what the root cause was and gave me an understanding of how to avoid such issues in the future while prescribing effective exercises, stretches and treatments. I am very grateful to have found Concept of Movement as they have not only helped fix my issues, but helped to make my body stronger and resistant to the same injuries in the process.
I’ve have had back and knee issues for nearly 20 years because of hard work and sports. I have been to dozens of massage therapists and physiotherapists in the past, but this is the first time the underlying issues are being corrected and I am getting relief.
I've had knee and hip issues for most of my life, and the best physiotherapy I've had after multiple surgeries has been at Concept of Movement.
I saw Natalie and she was amazing, she was very knowledgeable about my case - pregnancy related hip pain. The exercises she gave me not only helped fix my pain but also (I have found from research) are recommended for pelvic floor workouts prior to giving birth.
Get Rid of Your Hip and Knee Pain With Our Safe and Effective Methods
Does instability in your hips and knees make you feel as if you may collapse without warning? Do sharp pains in those areas make daily tasks challenging? Is standing up after prolonged periods of time difficult for you? If so, Concept of Movement Physiotherapy & Performance Wellness can help.
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 (705) 728-9333 today to learn more about our safe and effective physiotherapy services!
Why do I have hip or knee pain?
The hips and knees are two very different types of joints: the hips are ball-and-socket joints that act as a support for your upper body weight, while the knees are hinge joints that allow for the forward-and-backward motions within the joint. Believe it or not, the knees actually support more of your weight than the hips do, as they allow you to stand, walk, run, dance, etc. Your hips and knees rely on numerous muscles and tissues to maintain their proper function and mobility, and when things aren’t working correctly, you may experience 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.
Common conditions leading to hip and knee pain:
The structures in your hips and knees are very similar, therefore they can be subject to many of the same injuries, stress, disorders, deterioration, and diseases. Some of the most common causes of hip and knee pain include:
- 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 or 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.
- Knee Impingement. Impingement of the fat pad in the knee causes generalized pain in the front of the knee, also known as anterior knee pain. The fat pad is a mass of fatty tissue that lies below the kneecap (patella) and behind the patellar tendon.
- Hip Impingement. This occurs when there is abnormal and wearing contact between the ball and socket of the hip joint. The result is increased friction during hip movements that may damage the joint.
Contact Concept of Movement Physiotherapy & Performance Wellness today!
If you have one of the conditions listed above or a different condition that is causing your hip or knee pain, contact Concept of Movement today. One of our dedicated Barrie physiotherapists will examine your hips and knees to check for any structural damage, in addition to evaluating your gait, stance, posture, and range of motion. This will help compile important information for creating the best possible treatment plan for your needs. Treatment plans will focus on relieving pain, normalizing joint function, and relieving any abnormal stresses on your hips and knees.
Your treatment plan will include targeted stretches and exercises, aimed at stabilizing any weak hip and/or knee tissues. You may be prescribed with additional treatments as our physiotherapist deems fit, including ice and heat therapy, massage 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 tissues.
If you have been limited by your hip and/or knee pain, schedule a consultation with our Barrie 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!