Knee Pain

In this article we discuss:

Symptoms related to types of pain from the knee area.

Common knee pain causes

Treatment Options 

Knee pain natural remedies

When to see a medical professional for knee pain


Knee Pain is a common condition that affects millions of people each year. It can be caused by many different factors including injury or disease.  

The knee joint consists of three bones the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone) and the patella 9knee cap). Movement at these joints allows you to walk, run, jump and climb stairs. The knee joint plays a huge role in our ability to move and injury to the knee can affect other parts of our body too (such as the ankle or hip).

There are many different knee pain types which include; injuries to joints, muscles, or ligaments. 

Symptoms related to types of pain from the knee area.

Common knee pain causes

Knee pain can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis, and other problems.

Like most other injuries it can therefore be categorised as acute or chronic.

Common knee injuries

Acute injuries - can be caused by sudden, obvious injury/accident:

Knee Conditions

Medical conditions:

Treatment Options 

A ligament sprain, broken bone or dislocated joint often causes immediate pain when it occurs. However, most injuries heal without causing long-term damage. If you experience any type of knee injury, seek medical attention immediately. Your physician will provide a diagnosis or order further tests if needed. Surgery is often not necessary to treat knee injuries.

Knee pain natural remedies

There are however a few self-care tricks you can do at home to reduce pain and further injury

Knee-friendly exercise/sport:

Stretch - this increases your range of motion and often when a muscle is overused or overworked it compromises the mobility range of the joint which can cause pain or further injury. 

This should only be done once the knee pain has been diagnosed and a therapist has given the go-ahead. Do not stretch an area if it increases your pain or symptoms

Quadricep stretch for knee pain

  1. Find a sturdy chair or wall to support yourself.
  2. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  3. Bend your right knee until your foot almost touches your glutes (butt cheek).
  4. Use your right hand to pull your foot toward your glutes as far as you can.
  5. Hold the position for about 30 seconds. If you worry that you'll lose your balance, hold on to the wall or chair.
  6. Return to the starting position and change legs.


When to see a medical professional for knee pain:

A manual therapist may be able to help with pain and injuries to the knees.

To relieve symptoms of pain, osteopathy treatment can work on the knee muscles, ligaments, and the knee joint to increase circulation and decrease swelling. This will help relieve the tension in the knee and could reduce pain. Your osteopath may also give you advice on appropriate exercise and prescribe rehabilitation exercises to accelerate your recovery.

Osteopathy is therefore a very effective way of treating an injury of any kind, using manual manipulation techniques of muscles and joints and rehabilitation, hopefully, to avoid the necessity of surgical intervention.

In certain circumstances, your doctor may prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the initial stage of injury to reduce pain and swelling.

In very severe cases surgery might be needed (eg. knee replacement surgery) depending on what the injury is to the knee. A knee brace might also be necessary. If any pain persists please go see your doctor for medical advice.

If you have persistent knee pain, whether chronic knee pain or acute, visit us at The Osteopathic Clinic Singapore locations today.


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