Hip, Knee, Ankle & Foot Pain

At Body Back-Up, we specialise in providing osteopathic care for hip, knee, ankle and foot pain.
Sometimes these exist in a single area or might effect walking and produce symptoms that fluctuate and change sides of the body over time

Your Treatment Options – Hands On Care

We aim to introduce exercise and treatment to muscles that act over and around the joint. We would assess how well Ankle and Hip function are integrating. In the case of the Hip joint replacement improving Low Back and Knee function is also key to a full recovery.
Our patients seek out our help after a strain or injury as well as at various stages of arthritic change from mild to severe looking to reduce pain and avoid matters worsening

Pre & Post Osteopathic Operative Care at Body Back-Up

The decision of when or to have joint replacement surgery is always a difficult one.  It normally is balanced between how much pain and disability an individual can stand and how it affects their quality of life, such as their ability to work, play sports or gardening.

Before your Surgery

Many people may find that conservative treatments can help alleviate some of their symptoms and disability and help them to a point they are able to make the best decision for them, with their Surgeon as to when the joint replacement timing is best.

Increased disability and stiffness can accelerate in the deterioration of the joint itself.  Not being able to exercise has adverse effects on general health such as digestion and circulation.  Keeping mobile is key, and this is where Osteopathic treatment, advice and exercises might be most appropriate.

The “affected” style of walking – due to pain, produces a large amount of muscle contracture and this in itself is painful.

Treatment and exercises to release the muscles supporting the Hip and Knee joints can provide more power, less fatigue, more flexibility and function.

After your Surgery

Once surgery has occurred there will be a time of rehabilitation. Depending on healing progress. Often patients have considerable limitation in mobility and pain persists, even though the swelling within the joint is no longer the issue.

Because of the extended period suffering before surgery, the sudden change to the “new joint” can cause the body to react with increased stiffness and dysfunction.

We would expect to see patients on 3-4 occasions once healing has occurred (six weeks after surgery) and then on a weekly basis with exercises and self-help advice between sessions.

Pre-surgery cases we would aim to see on 2 or 3 occasions in the initial stage and then once every 4-8 weeks to help alleviate symptoms and some dysfunction.

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We can help

Body Back-Up offers a professional Low Risk option.

Our Osteopath’s are skilled in distinguishing the root causes of foot, hip and knee pain.

We speiclaise in treating foot, hip and knee pain, particualrly with pre and post-operative care.

If you are struggling with pain, we can help. Get in touch today.