The possible causes of referred knee Pain caused by trigger points
- Strenuous exercise
- After Knee replacements, where the muscles are too weak tight and sore to be used without pain
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 guess you might have Arthritis in your knees (try massage first to see if it will help)
- Your knees are so sensitive you can’t lie on your side with your knees together.
- You have Jumpers or runners knee.
- You guess you might have Tendonitis or Bursitis
- You have restless legs
- Locked knee
- Collapsing Knee
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
- Adductor Longus
- Rectus Fermoris
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