Chronic knee pain – in a nutshell
Knee pain is extremely common, but that doesn’t make it any less painful. When chronic, it can have quite a debilitating effect on your quality of life, making everyday activities painfully difficult.
Symptoms associated with chronic knee pain include tenderness, swelling and loss of movement. These symptoms can be experienced throughout different parts of the knee and the pain can be present both at rest and during activity. Chronic knee pain can affect people of every age group and can have quite a debilitating effect on your quality of life, making everyday activities painful and difficult.
Understanding chronic knee pain
Chronic knee pain is an umbrella term for conditions that can result from a number of different causes. To diagnose the exact cause, a practitioner needs to perform functional tests and investigate your symptoms.
In most cases, especially among people over 50, the reason for chronic knee pain is osteoarthritis (OA). Other causes of knee pain include: other types of arthritis; bursitis; structural defects in the tendons, ligaments, menisci and bones; patellofemoral pain syndrome (common in young adults); Iliotibial band syndrome (commonly affecting runners) and structural deformities.
How AposTherapy® can help
AposTherapy® is designed to address, not only the symptoms of chronic knee pain (pain and pressure) but also the causes behind it. The treatment works by reducing and redistributing the load on the affected joints while improving function and mobility.
Using a foot-worn device for about one hour a day, AposTherapy® introduces “controlled micro-instability” – an innovative way to re-educate your muscles to self-correct your body’s alignment. Research has shown that this results in effective pain relief and functional improvement for patients suffering from chronic knee pain.
Something uniquely special about AposTherapy® is that it fits effortlessly into your everyday life. The device can be worn during your normal activities at home or at work. It’s non-invasive, medicine-free, and easy to comply with.
Is AposTherapy® right for me?
Generally, AposTherapy® is not suitable for individuals who:
- Have unexplained recurring falls
- Experience balance problems (that require using a walking aid indoors)
- Suffer from especially severe osteoporosis
Otherwise, if you have chronic knee pain and you want to enjoy walking again, then you are likely to be a good candidate for AposTherapy®.
Contact us for more information on how to get started.