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How to stop daily, annoying knee pain without risking surgery, taking painkillers and without having to wear a knee support

 

If you’re living with bad knees, they are painful or they ache all the time, it’s easy to think it’ll simply go away on its own. Or, you think it’s just ‘wear and tear’.

Even more common is for people to think it’s simply your age and that it’s ‘normal’ to get knee pain. Often, you’re thinking where exactly in the knee you’re feeling the pain, but it seems so hard to pin point!

If that’s happening to you, it’s extremely common, and knee pain is the one of the most commonly treated conditions at Crawley Physiotherapy Clinic.

And when it comes to living with knee pain, everyone wants to know the answers to the questions:

Why is this happening to me?

or

Why am I still suffering with knee pain, even after putting up with it for 6 months (sometimes more)?

The truth is most people think their knee pain will go away on it’s own. Unfortunately, it’s never quite as simple as that.

6 months down the line the pain is still there, and you’re hoping, even this far is, that one day the pain will just ‘ease’ and you’ll be able to get back to things like normal.  

 

Does this sound like you?

Another scenario we see all the time in our clinic in Crawley is when people go to see their GP, they are told to ‘rest’ and take ibuprofen/paracetamol, and to ‘come back if it doesn’t improve’.

To no surprise, the pain remains 6 weeks later and you return to see the GP, who then gives you more painkillers and advises the same.

After which you feel frustrated and yet again let down by the medical profession and this explains why so many people aged over 50 suffer from chronic knee pain.  

 

Has this happened to you?

Maybe you are confused because you’ve been told different things, by different people. Maybe you think you have to rest because you’ve been told walking makes knee pain worse, or that you should be doing ‘this exercise’ and ‘that exercise’ to make it better. 

It’s very confusing to know exactly what to do – and that’s just to avoid making knee pain worse!

And because of this confusion – this often leads people to procrastinate and put off making a decision about what to do to help fix their Knee Pain. Worse, many people just end up accepting it as “part of life” – as if it’s normal, as if it “has” to be that way.

 

If you are currently living with knee pain, here are 7 reasons why it may lasting longer than it should:

  1. You thought it would go away on it’s own, but it didn’t
  2. Your GP told you to ‘rest and take painkillers’, which helped initially but as soon as the painkillers wore off the pain returned
  3. A family member, or friend told you everyone gets knee pain and it’s normal to get knee pain as you get older
  4. Your received treatment of some kind in the past, even physio, but nothing they did seemed to work
  5. You tried using knee supports but they did nothing to help the underlying pain
  6. You tried to rest because you thought being active could have been making it worse, but in fact resting didn’t help at all
  7. You tried exercises you saw on a YouTube video but they didn’t help

If any of these apply to you, we invite you to book a call to talk to one of our physiotherapists at Crawley Physiotherapy Clinic. In many ways it’s a good thing if any of the above applies to you because now we know what doesn’t work, we can start focusing on what does.

Click the link below to book a free phone consultation a member of the physio team. We will ask further questions to find out what exactly is going on with your knee(s), and there is absolutely no obligation to book an appointment with us after the call is finished. Our goal is first and foremost to help you decide what options are best for you.  

 

“What can I do right now to help ease my knee pain quickly?”

Here are four things we would suggest:

  1. Firstly, and most importantly, you need to make a decision about getting help. There is nothing more important than health, and if you want to keep mobile and active in the years to come you need to decide now to do something, so things do not get worse in the future.
  2. Next, you need to do the right exercises. The internet is full of advice of what to do for knee pain. But no one has the exact same knees as yours. And as such, you need to know which exercise will work for you, and which ones won’t. The only way to know which exercises to do is to complete an assessment from a specialist physiotherapist.
  3. Avoid sitting in awkward positions. Sitting for prolonged periods muscles to get weak, stiff and tight, often causing pain to increase and risk of injury to also increase. In addition, sitting in a chair with one leg crossed creates significant imbalance and stress on the knee. We haven’t evolved to sit the way we do in modern society, to knowing which exercises to strengthen the knee and which position is best to sit in helps eliminate knee pain.
  4. Get real, ‘hands-on’ physiotherapy in Crawley. Exercises often aren’t enough. Where muscles have become stiff and tight, hands on manual therapy helps loosen out the muscles around the knee joint, allowing it to move easier, so you can stand, walk and do daily activity such as stairs with much more ease and comfort.

If you would like to know how the physiotherapists at Crawley Physiotherapy Clinic can help you eliminate your knee pain, we invite you to apply for an entirely free, 30- minute, no obligation appointment to assess what’s going on with your knee, and what options would be best for you going forward:

Note: This Free Taster Session is for people who are unsure about if physiotherapy can help for their knee pain. If that sounds like you then please book in for your free 30-minute consultation so we can discuss what we think may help you best going forward, there is absolutely no financial commitment on your part for this appointment. 

So the next questions is:  

 

How can choosing to see a physiotherapist at Crawley Physiotherapy Clinic help you get rid of your knee pain – in the next few days?

Here are just a few of the things the physio team can do for you:

  • We can quickly reduce the pain and stiffness you feel, often within first first couple of sessions
  • We can find out what’s actually going on with your knee, and why you’re getting the pain, often within 20 minutes
  • We can help you finally get some good sleep, and get rid of that night time pain that ‘sucks’ the energy out of you
  • We can provide you with the correct exercises that help resolve the underlying issue causing your knee pain 
  • We can get you off those painkillers that you know are not safe for your long-term health
  • We can help you avoid dangerous knee surgery and injections that may not even help with your pain
  • We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with your friends and family that your knee pain has stole from you
  • We can help you sit comfortably and walk for longer without that annoying pain and stiffness that won’t seem to go away

Essentially, we can help you get back to a normal, active and enjoyable life.

If you want to know about costs, and what availability we have this week, then simply click the button below and fill out the short form:

 

Garry Smith
Garry Smith
1712489402
Crawley Physiotherapy Clinic - Kulraj is a highly competent and professional therapist. On the two occasions I have needed to see him they were complex conditions, resulting from years of neglect and a very intensive sports life as a teenager. With both conditions he quickly assessed and analysed the issue, identified what needs to be done, building a programme to address the issue, and then guided me through the programme execution. If you have a condition that you believe physio will help/resolve then do not hesitate to reach out to him.
Amy
Amy
1712329791
I was looking for a physio to help with my increasingly painful shoulder - and I'm so pleased I contacted Kulraj.Within a couple of sessions the improvement was significant, and after 6 sessions of treatment combined with a structured home exercise plan, I'm pain free!Kulraj immediately identified and detailed the root cause of my issue, and with his expertise and guidance I can manage my posture/alignment going forward.He's friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. I'd highly recommend.
Holly Fuller
Holly Fuller
1712239102
Kulraj has been amazing in developing a plan to help with my concerns. The plan consisted of sports massage and different stretch combinations over the span of 6-8 weeks at the Crawley Physiotherapy Clinic. I now feel ready to complete my half marathon. Thank you for all your help!
Pam Graham
Pam Graham
1712232027
After injuring my back / Rt sacroiliac joint I could barely move and even after a month I was in constant pain with no relief resting. My family were concerned so I checked out Physio clinics and trusting the reviews of Crawley Physiotherapy Clinic I made an appointment to see Kulraj and after just one session there was a remarkable improvement - I was able to bear weight again through my Rt leg and managed a night’s sleep.Kulraj suggested an exercise regime to follow between treatment sessions. I am now pain free and able to enjoy walking, gardening and even shopping!
Daniel Eyre
Daniel Eyre
1712088965
Crawley physiotherapy clinic were so helpful with fixing my lower back.Kulraj was professional at all times. And the exercises he gave me along with massage really helped to get me moving again.Can't thank you enough !
Gracie-mai Carr
Gracie-mai Carr
1711368552
He was so understanding and his hands where gentle and soft
Kevin Bhimanah
Kevin Bhimanah
1710429775
Professional and very attentive on his job, I had a back pain for the last 6 months and in only 1 month he fixed it! Best physio I ever been!
Michael Holland
Michael Holland
1709916335
Kulraj has been great, treating tendonitis with a variety of practical treatments including massage and home exercises, with helpful links to videos to demonstrate the proper technique. Spotlessly clean facility and highly professional, yet personable approach. Highly recommend!
Max Talbot
Max Talbot
1709905333
I would highly recommend had a motobike accident and suffered from a bad back and after a few session's really made a difference.
Sadaf Khan
Sadaf Khan
1709659361
Kulraj helped me with the back pain. I feel much better after just five sessions. Hands on and suggested exercises. Very friendly person. Would definitely recommend him.
Mia Christensen
Mia Christensen
1709373550
100% recommend. Kulraj helped me after my car accident and gave great advice. It’s easy to get too, good parking and feels relaxing there. Definitely will go back for any other issues that may occur.
Stevie hillwood
Stevie hillwood
1709294879
Very knowledgeable and proffesional physio. After a free session Kulraj knew exactly what areas I had problems with and gave a detailed explanation of what the process will be moving forward.Also an all round great bloke. Would recommend for anyone!
Lou Oldfield
Lou Oldfield
1709048335
I had a very misaligned shoulder and trapped nerve . This was quickly sorted . Friendly and professional
Fatima Bello
Fatima Bello
1708982163
Kulraj helped me through a pain on my shoulder/neck/bicep after a car collision. He was very professional, kind and accommodating to my busy work schedule. After 8 sessions (8 weeks), I can now use my arm to its full availability thanks to him. Definitely recommend! 👏🏽
Brogan McFarlane
Brogan McFarlane
1708199638
Had a bad back and after a deep tissue massage the issue was resolved and the pain was gone!
Karen Young
Karen Young
1707587798
Short notice booking following chronic back.pain and immobility, got me in short notice, fantastic professional service and after care. Can't recommend enough.Stuart Young
Shiva Reddy
Shiva Reddy
1707587583
P Flynn
P Flynn
1706874691
Went to see Kulraj due to knee pain following torn ligaments. Excersises were very effective an dthe pain cleared quickly. Kulraj was very proffesional and explained what he was doing and why - would not hesitate to go back for other issues. Thank you Kulraj
Joe Carey
Joe Carey
1706873843
I came to Kulraj with an injury that needed sorting. Not only did he fix that, but also identified some underlying issues with my posture and fixed those too!Had me back playing sport quicker than originally thought. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough.
Marcus Chilcott
Marcus Chilcott
1705086998
Nice location, great guy! Really helped me with getting me back in action!
Jocelyn Dore
Jocelyn Dore
1703849199
I have been visiting Kulraj for knee and hip pain, these have improved considerably both with hands on treatment and with exercises. I would definitely recommend this knowledgeable and friendly physiotherapist.
Jane Gosden
Jane Gosden
1703786093
I was referred after an accident at work & was seen by Kulraj. Three sessions sorted out my neck pain. I couldn't believe how much better I felt in a short space of time. Would highly recommend the services of Crawley Physiotherapy!
Wesley Hayes
Wesley Hayes
1703246881
I saw Kulraj for knee and hamstring pain from an injury and he helped me to quickly recover. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend highly!
clive skinner
clive skinner
1703178553
Went for help with a shoulder problem, was in tremendous pain and could hardly move my arm to the side at all.With a friendly & professional assessment, was given stretching exercises and massage and was quickly pain free again 👍
Colin Huckle
Colin Huckle
1702406184
Great service from initial consultation and then treatment for a sports injury would highly recommend
Alfie Brown
Alfie Brown
1702327082
Great care and attention to detail, not just with the local problem but other areas that needed correction and improvement. Very flexible and fast communication. Highly recommend and will definitely use again 👍
Chelsea-United
Chelsea-United
1701971161
I had pain on my back-shoulder. One of my colleague recommended him.He is a fantastic physiotherapist. Knowledgeable and talented. He caters to one's specific needs and explains in detail some of the possible causes for the issues. Teaches exercises that need to be done at home. I now feel that I am able to manage my issues with confidence.
Judith Cain
Judith Cain
1701791676
My elderly mother received treatment for prolonged lower back and leg pain. Two months of agony relieved after just one session, this far exceeded our expectations. I really like Kulraj, he is very social and personable but also professional. I would recommend him at any time!
Yogi Patel
Yogi Patel
1699897670
Started my Therapy due to a car accident which I suffered whip-lash would highly recommend for all your physio needs.
Emma Boakes
Emma Boakes
1699013874
I visited Kulraj after being involved in a car accident. He is very knowledgeable and has helped me with my back and hip.
Jackie Picton
Jackie Picton
1698335267
I visited Kulraj regarding a problem with my knee. Kulraj is very knowledgeable and compassionate. He is extremely good at listening and also at understanding the problem. He gave me a good set of exercises to do at the end of each session which, together with the hands on treatment, have helped considerably. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Clare Grant
Clare Grant
1698149442
Friendly, professional service.Following a RTA Kulraj really helped with my neck and back pain. After a few sessions I could really feel the difference and the terrible headaches I was suffering as a result really improved.Together with treatment in clinic and exercises to follow at home I saw a huge improvement.Would highly recommend.
jason watts
jason watts
1696962002
Excellent advice and treatment, highly recommended. Kulraj was very flexible with appointments and resolved my issue within three weeks.
peter king
peter king
1695647236
I visited Kulraj at Crawley Osteopath after my son who also attends there suggested he might be able to help with my back pain. After a free consultation to understand what I had done Kulraj was able to get me up & running again after only a couple of treatments. I find Kulraj’s approach is very professional and he makes you feel very relaxed. The method of treatment he gave me was different from other osteopaths I have been to. The set of exercises he gave me helped me feel much better in only a short time. I have no hesitation in recommending Kulraj.
Chloe Adamou
Chloe Adamou
1694709659
Kulraj has been brilliant with my wrist injury. Very knowledgable and passionate about his work.
Shaz Cannonz
Shaz Cannonz
1694682752
Was looking for a local physio to deal with knee issues and pain. Kulraj was incredibly thorough in his assessment. His approach was a little different to other physios I’ve worked with but I feel like his method was far more effective and got me back to better movement & pain free much faster. He’s also been addressing my hip/knee alignment issues which has had flow on benefits for my back and hips. On top of that really lovely to work with. Highly recommended.
Ed Stimpson
Ed Stimpson
1692733170
Very pleased with the treatment I receive from Crawley Physiotherapy Clinic. Kulraj is very knowledgeable and has provided me with an effective rehab plan.
Kim Dean
Kim Dean
1691265053
Kulraj was very helpful, kind and knowledgeable when I tore my calf muscle and followed up by sending me some exercises to help in the future, thank you
Mike Kerezins
Mike Kerezins
1691061239
Was a bit sceptical of trying physiotherapy, however, after the spasm in my trapezius that I’ve managed to do at the gym, I started to look for one. I was recommended to visit Kulraj. After only 2 sessions the issue is almost gone (possibly would be gone gone if I would be more consistent with the suggested exercises)Very friendly, and straight to the point. I sure know where to call next time if I happen to have an issue. Thanks!
Robert McIntosh
Robert McIntosh
1678274090
Tavistock is a excellent place for physiotherapy, kulraj sorted my many different football injurys, would definitely recommend.
Lewis best
Lewis best
1677893839
I had an ongoing gym related back injury, Kulraj had it rehabbed in under 3 weeks. Excellent service.
Adrienne Kettlewell
Adrienne Kettlewell
1675960379
Highly recommend. Kulraj is very knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. He took his time understanding and listening to my issues. I have been suffering long term with lower back issues, not being able to exercise, sit or even lie down comfortably and within x3 sessions he managed to eliminate the pain I was suffering. He also showed me different ways to stretch my back which are now a part of my daily routine. Everything was explained in detail. Lovely, clean working environment.
Doug Bown
Doug Bown
1675702108
Great physio getting my hamstring sorted out, and very helpful with any questions i have asked about other injuries iv experienced to
Steven Critchley
Steven Critchley
1675434894
Highly recommend... he has helped me with my hamstring and joints... easy to talk and felt really comfortable and knows exactly what he is talking about ...can't praise him enough
Simon Button
Simon Button
1673466793
I visited the Tavistock Clinic after an issue with my shoulder.Kulraj was excellent, he spent time discussing the problem and after only two sessions completely sorted out the issue.I have since been back to see Kulraj, who has helped me greatly with advice & further physio, aimed at preventing any issues returning.With his expertise & professionalism I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.
Oliver Goldfinch
Oliver Goldfinch
1670909965
Very happy I came here as Kulraj has been excellent throughout my recovery after a serious fracture. Definitely recommend.
lynne trussell
lynne trussell
1667772732
Having had tennis elbow for several weeks I went to Tavistock Clinic and even after one treatment I started to get better. Would thoroughly recommend.
Jim Norman
Jim Norman
1667487771
Went to see Kulraj with bad back. Very professionally resolved problem. Would thoroughly recommend.
catalin simion
catalin simion
1666341039
I have been experiencing very bad knee pain and after I went for a few sessions of physio I felt a huge improvment. Kulraj he is a truly proffesional and a very welcoming person.I would strongly recommend Tavistock Clinic.
Kai Everington
Kai Everington
1666216600
Couldn’t have asked for a better physio experience. I went in with a knee injury, and Kulraj listened and put me at ease at once. Since then, the sessions and home exercises have returned me to fitness really quickly. Perfect.
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