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Knee Pain

Our knees carry a lot of weight and it’s not uncommon for them to develop a little wear and tear. Knee problems normally present with pain in the joint itself, commonly in the front or inside of the knee.

Often, knee pain patients will experience associated symptoms along with the pain. These may include swelling, clicking, stiffness, ‘giving way’ and a feeling of instability.

Knee pain can be caused by many things, from soft tissue damage to degenerative changes. It’s important to seek advice as soon as possible if you experience a knee injury and a physiotherapist will be able to advise if imaging or a referral to a specialist is required.

The Physical Therapy team are familiar with knee pain and are experts in the following treatments:

  • Soft tissue massage
    • This involves direct manipulation of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue to alleviate pain and help with the healing of soft tissue injury.
  • Exercise therapy and tailored exercise programmes
    • Your therapist will put together a plan of physical activity and exercises designed for specific conditions and tailored to your needs to keep you fit and healthy.
  • Acupuncture
    • Derived from ancient medicine, acupuncture involves stimulating specific sensory nerves in the muscles in order to provide relief from chronic, joint, muscle and post-operation pain.
  • Gym-based rehabilitation classes
    • Our experts can provide you with one-to-one sessions and group classes designed to get you moving without causing any further problems. This gives our patients the confidence to get back to doing what they love!
  • Sports taping
    • This involves applying sports tape to the skin to stabilise the position of muscles and bones during activity. This can help to reduce pain when exercising and aids recovery of injuries.
  • Education and advice
    • We’ll explain every step of your treatment journey to you, including post-hospital care. Our experts will advise you on the best course of action to keep you pain free.
  • Shockwave therapy
    • This involves the use of soundwaves targeted into the injured tissue to stimulate repair and help to relieve pain. Shockwave therapy is a commonly used treatment for a lot of soft tissue injuries.
Book an Appointment

If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you get back up and running, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01622 237 665 or email physio@kims.org.uk

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Newnham Court Way,
Weavering,
Maidstone,
Kent,
ME14 5FT

01622 237 500

KIMS is situated on the outskirts of Maidstone, Kent just off junction 7 of the M20 motorway.

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