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Expert help for your knee problems
Severe or long-term knee pain can stop you from doing those things you love, such as your favourite sport or exercise. You may find that even simple tasks like walking, standing, and sitting all become more challenging.
At this point, many people will choose to see their GP for help. Rest and pain relief medication are often advised, and these can certainly be helpful in some cases. If your pain remains, or gets worse, you may want to consult with an expert in knee health to find out about additional treatment options.
At The Manor, our consultant knee surgeons have helped many people with knee problems get out of pain and back to better movement once again, quickly. Would you like them to help you too? It’s simple to book an appointment and they would be delighted to meet with you and get you back to better knee health.
Ligaments in the knee may be damaged or torn when the knee is twisted violently. This may happen when you make a quick turn while playing a game of football or, more mundanely but equally damaging, from stepping off the pavement at an unusual angle.
Other than obvious trauma to the knee, one of the most common causes of knee pain is arthritis. In its more advanced stages, you may be in terrible pain and hardly able to bend your knee.
Many patients at this stage assume they will need a total knee replacement. However, if the arthritis is at an early or moderate stage, there are other treatment options that may be beneficial without the need for major surgery.
Physiotherapy may be enough to improve your symptoms. Steroid injections can also be of benefit, and these can be administered by your consultant your where appropriate.
At The Manor, we provide a range of treatments for the knee, including:
In addition, biological therapies are a new and innovative addition to knee treatments. These include Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections and Shock-wave therapy (SWT). Your consultant will be able to discuss these more with you if they would potentially be of benefit to you.
Your consultants will also perform a comprehensive physical examination of the entire limb, and this will vary depending on the symptoms you present with.
Further diagnostic tests may be needed, and these can all be easily arranged for you here on-site. Our on-site imaging facilities include X-ray, CT and ultrasound. Should an MRI be needed, often when querying ligament damage, this will be arranged for you off-site.
Once the results of any tests are back and a diagnosis has been made, your consultant will talk about the results and discuss any suitable treatment options with you.
For some conditions, your consultant may organise a form of keyhole surgery, known as a knee arthroscopy. This involves making a few small cuts in your knee and passing in a small light and camera attached to a flexible tube (an arthroscope), which transmits a live feed to a screen, giving your surgeon a clear view inside the joint. If any issues are discovered during this procedure, such as cartilage damage or tears to a ligament, they may be able to be addressed at the same time, avoiding the need for further surgery.
If you have been suffering from significant knee pain, why not get in touch with our reception team today to book a consultation? There are a number of effective treatments available and we can help you access them sooner. Your consultant will thoroughly investigate the cause(s) of your knee pain and talk you through treatment options. If surgery is advised, this will be arranged for you at the earliest opportunity so that you can get back to enjoying life again as soon as possible.
For peace of mind and expert care, please contact The Manor to book your appointment now.