The toughened tissue that is designed to take the repetitive flexing and extending of the knee while performing vigorous activities like walking or running is no longer taking the full load due to the misalignment. The movement of this misaligned knee during activity causes additional stress on the surrounding tissues which quickly become inflamed during activity.
Luckily those who are frequent walkers or runners usually are fit, healthy people, so when they stop the activity that is aggravating the knee it soon recovers and feels better, however because the alignment of the knee joint has not been corrected, next time they begin vigorous activity the pain flares up once again.
If one is to ignore the pain and continue activities that cause knee pain, after time these knee issues tend to progressively get worse, and the pain becomes more severe. This can lead to leg muscle weakness and worsening mobility, potentially causing weight gain which adds further stress to the knee. Using Bowen Therapy we work to correct the alignment of the knee, so that the joint tracks properly, therefore correcting the underlying problem so that you get lasting relief from your knee pain while performing your physical activities.
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What is Osgood-Schlatter's Disease?
What Causes Osgood-Schlatter's Disease
As a child has a growth spurt, the bones sometimes grow faster than the muscles. The quadriceps can then become tighter, putting more strain on their anchor points on the bones. Small fractures can occur at the tibial tuberosity, that holds the quadriceps onto the tibia, and the body responds by increasing the bone mass and density at the anchor site, increasing the size of the tibial tuberosity.
Previous knee injuries may make a child more susceptible to Osgood – Schlatter’s disease
When to Seek Treatment for Osgood-Schlatter's
If Osgood-Schlatter's disease is preventing your child from participating in sport it may be worth getting it treated. Knee pain or swelling may become chronic if the tibial tuberosity is not treated and allowed to rest from being continuously stressed. Without treatment or rest, as the body reinforces the tibial tuberosity with additional bone the child may develop a bony protrusion from their shin beneath their knee cap. This will usually remain for life.
Bowen Treatments work to relax and lengthen the quadriceps muscle group so that it puts less stress on the anchor point.
What is Sciatica?
When to Seek Treatment for Sciatica ?
If you are experiencing sciatic pain, it's best to seek treatment earlier rather than later, since early treatment facilitates a speedy recovery. Leaving sciatic pain untreated for extended periods increases recovery time, as well as contributing to new musculo-skeletal problems. As people start getting in the habit of walking with a limp to accommodate their sciatic pain it starts throwing other parts of the body out, and creating additional problems.
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