Foot, hip, and even pelvic injuries can result in unnecessary strain on the knee. This can cause pain, and it can even eventually lead to a knee injury itself.
Arthritis is one of the most common causes of knee pain. Many people are unaware that there are a wide variety of types of arthritis, and each type results in a different type of pain. Types of arthritis often associated with knee pain include:
- rheumatoid arthritis
- septic arthritis
Massage therapy for knee pain can provide relief no matter the type of knee pain you are experiencing. If you have pain stemming from an injury, massage therapy can speed recovery and make you more comfortable as you move down the road of healing. If you had to have knee surgery, you might also benefit from post surgery massage to accelerate healing, reduce pain and prevent loss of your range of motion. If you have a chronic condition that causes knee pain, you don't need to turn to medications with potentially dangerous side-effects that only provide temporary relief. In some cases, surgery is costly, risky and often unnecessary.
Regular massage sessions have proven effective in the treatment of a wide variety of ailments and pain - knee pain is no exception. Massage works to trigger the release of helpful neurochemicals in the brain. One of these neurochemicals, Serotonin, is one of the body's natural ways to reduce pain as well as relieve stress. You will leave your massage session feeling relaxed, as well as pain-free. Again, the pain-relief is also much longer lasting than the relief provided by medications. Many pain medications serve only to treat the pain, and they fail to actually promote healing, which is another benefit of choosing massage.
A professional massage therapist will determine the best massage therapy for knee pain based on your needs. Massage can also help with inflammation and swelling associated with a knee injury, and even helps to increase your range of motion if you have suffered any loss of mobility.