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Can osteopathy help with knee pain?


Our Oxford based Osteopaths can help you manage your knee pain and find the root cause of what is causing your knee pain, together you and our Oxford osteopaths can work on a program to help you correct the mechanics of your knee to help reduce pain and increase your mobility. At our Oxford-based practice, we provide a tailored, free treatment plan to complement your sessions using the latest exercise software. Apply for your free 15-minute no obligation consultation below or call our Oxford osteopathy practice and speak to Sophie on 07787  404419 to discuss whether osteopathy is right for you.  Alternatively, you can book online using our online booking system, on the Prices page.

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Treating Knee pain in Oxford


The osteopaths at our Oxford Osteopathy practice regularly treat patients who are suffering from knee pain in Oxford.  Knee pain can be extremely painful and can affect your daily living from your ability to walk and drive through to disruption to sleep from chronic pain. Most knee pain is a result of a change to the muscles, tendons or joint structure of the knee. This can involve the kneecap (patellofemoral joint) or the knee joint itself.

Causes of knee pain


Normally the kneecap slides up and down on the cartilage surface of the thigh bone which in turn will increase the leverage of the thigh muscles and the power and range of knee extension. If the kneecap is not sliding evenly in a smooth action in this area, this is when pain occurs. It is felt more intensely when the thigh muscles contract (e.g squatting, walking up and down stairs, running). The thighs hold the kneecap in place and if there is a twist or tightness in the thigh, this can result in the kneecap moving off centre. Should the patient have sustained an injury, this can cause muscle wastage in the thigh which can also result in a lack of support for the kneecap.Other factors can contribute to lack of support of the kneecap including:

  • Poor foot position due to unsupported arches and poor footwear.

  • Wider hips which can the angle of thigh muscles, this can occur after childbirth.

  • Legs bowing inward.