Whether getting out of bed first thing in the morning, walking downstairs, or driving your car, your knees play a vital role in your ability to perform important everyday tasks.
As a weight-bearing joint, you use your knee(s) countless times every day for a wide range of activities and movements. In healthy knees, movement is smooth, easy, and painless. It is usually only when a problem occurs in your knee (or both knees) that you become acutely aware of their role in your movement.
At our Bath Clinic, we treat people with knee pain based in Bath, Bristol, Somerset, and further afield. If you would like to find out more about our orthopaedic services, you can call us or book an appointment with one of our specialists online.
The number of people in Bath with knee pain
Studies show that knee pain is experienced by nearly one in five people over 16 years of age in the UK1.
With the total population of Bath and North-East Somerset in 2020 at 196,4002, it is clear just how many people living in or near Bath may be struggling with some level of knee pain. We asked one of our knee specialists at Bath Clinic to comment on these numbers. Here’s what they said:
“It can be easy to look at statistics like these and forget that each number represents a person living in the South West whose life is being affected (often significantly so) by their knee pain. You may very well know some of them – or even be one of them yourself! If so, you’ll be aware of just how limiting and debilitating knee pain can be.
Fortunately, there are effective treatments for knee pain. Most people will not need surgery to be able to get out of pain and back to better, easier movement in their knee once more.”
Mr Damian Clark, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon