Vivienne Blackney Massage Therapist. Based at County Chiropractic Scott Business Park, Beacon Park Road, Beacon Park, Plymouth, PL2 2PQ.              Tel: 07905006678
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Deep Tissue Massage for Knee Pain

10/04/14 Deep Tissue Massage can help with Knee Pain

The possible causes of referred knee Pain caused by trigger points

Running Strenuous exercise After Knee replacements, where the muscles are too weak tight and sore to be used without pain Climbing

The Symptoms of trigger point pain that can be helped by massage

The Knee feels like it’s collapsing and won’t hold while walking up or down stairs The pain feels like it is coming from under the knee cap, in the joint itself Pain on the inside, outside or back of the knee You think or feel as if you have Arthritis in your knees Your knees are so sensitive you can’t lie on your side with your knees together. You have Jumpers or runners knee. You think you have Tendonitis or Bursitis You have restless legs Locked knee Buckling hip

How Massage can help relieve Knee Pain

Massage works to ease tense and painful muscles softening the tension and allowing the muscle to relax and work properly. Sometimes during a massage we will come across trigger points (knots) in the muscle, which effectively shorten the muscle. Imagine tying a knot in a rubber band and see how that effects the performance. It effects its ability to stretch and contract and it’s just the same with a muscle. We place gentle pressure on the trigger point, massaging it until it releases and softens. Which allows the muscle to move freely and do it’s job properly. Which in turn removes the pain you are experiencing.

Muscles which when tense or knotted contribute to knee pain

Vastus Lateralis Vastus Medialis Sartorius Gracilis Adductor Longus Rectus Fermoris Plantaris Gastrocnemius

How Many Massage Treatments will I need?

This is a very individual thing. It can depend on: How long its been painful. Sometime the longer the more stubbornly ingrained the knot and tension can be, therefore more massage will be required. It can also depend on what you do between massages. If you go back to for example full on weight training when your muscles are not entirely recovered then you risk putting your body back to square one. Sometimes we can sort the pain with one treatment. Sometimes it will take two to three, everyone is different and the amount of massage required will vary from person to person.