The Blackheath Hospital40 - 42 Lee Terrace, Blackheath, London, SE3 9UD Directions
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Treatment for your knee pain
Sports injuries and ‘wear and tear’ degeneration are very common causes of knee pain.
Many knee injuries will resolve themselves naturally over time, but if your symptoms continue or get worse, it can be sensible to get an expert assessment and advice.
If you’re struggling with degenerative wear and tear in your knee that is causing you increased levels of pain and stiffness, you may benefit from treatment.
At The Blackheath Hospital, our experienced Consultant Knee Surgeons treat a wide range of knee diseases and disorders, helping people to get out of pain and back to better mobility again as soon as possible. Whether you think you may have torn a ligament in your knee or are struggling with the effects of arthritis in the joint, they would be delighted to help you.
We have all the facilities needed to thoroughly investigate knee problems, including X-ray, MRI and CT scanners. We also have an expert team of Physiotherapists available to help with recovery and rehabilitation for a range of knee problems, to ensure you get back to better knee function safely.
Even though you will be meeting with a Consultant Knee Surgeon at The Blackheath, it is important to know that many knee conditions can be successfully managed and treated without the need for any type of surgery. Non-surgical treatments can be very effective at relieving symptoms in the knee. Non-surgical treatments may include:
If your knee symptoms don’t respond to these treatments and continue to cause you pain or other symptoms, you may be advised to consider surgery. The Consultants at The Blackheath can provide a wide range of surgical treatments for knee conditions, including:
They will carry out a clinical examination of your knees, and often your hip, back and lower leg as knee pain can sometimes be referred from problems in these areas.
You may be referred for additional investigations to help with diagnosis. X-rays of the knee can help demonstrate any bony abnormalities, while MRI and Ultrasound can be extremely helpful when looking for soft tissue problems such as ligament and cartilage damage.
X-ray, CT, MRI and Ultrasound are all readily available at The Blackheath, so these can be easily and quickly arranged for you. Experienced on-site radiologists help ensure the results of any of these tests are back with your Consultant as soon as possible.
Once the results of any investigations are back and your consultant has confirmed a diagnosis, they will explore suitable treatment options with you.
For some conditions, your consultant may carry out keyhole surgery (knee arthroscopy). Small cuts are made in your skin and an arthroscope (a thin tube, the size of a pencil, with a camera and light on one end) is passed into the knee joint. The arthroscope sends a live feed to a video screen, allowing your surgeon a clear view inside the joint. If any problems are found, such as ligament or cartilage damage, it is often possible to carry out surgical repair as part of the arthroscopy.
While a medical referral can be helpful, you can also self-refer, and perhaps you may have already had an assessment elsewhere and would like to speed up the process of your care.
We treat people with private medical insurance and those who chose to use one of our self-pay options. When you visit The Blackheath Hospital for your knee treatment in London, you will benefit from:
If you are concerned about any symptoms in your knee, like pain or stiffness, it can be sensible to meet with an expert to get things assessed and investigated. For peace of mind and expert care for your knee condition, why not book your appointment today. We look forward to welcoming you to The Blackheath Hospital soon.