Knee pain can be caused by many things and is becoming more common because we are living longer. The knee relies on the muscles and joints above and below it in order to function properly and problems usually occur due to altered joint and muscle mechanics.
Injuries to the ligaments, tendons or cartilage will all be treated in a slightly different way as they will require different areas of soft tissue stimulation and loosening. In general, manipulation of the soft tissue will be carried out so that your problematic muscle, ligament or tendon is stretched and loosened and the surrounding soft tissue is strengthened to add support while the affected area heals.
Osteopathic treatment will also act to realign any hard tissue (such as your knee cap or bones of the legs) so that any pain caused by a dislocated knee cap can be relieved. Often we recommend stretches and exercises to increase the strength and flexibility of your knee and may also give advice on your posture when working, at home or playing sport.