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Hip & Knee Pain Relief

Oliver F.

I've been going to see Jay at South Sherbrook Therapy for all my injuries. He works with pro athletes, so I like that I get the same kind of treatment. I'm just coming off an ACL reconstruction. The extra attention to detail is what I feel is improving my knee faster than I expected.

Travis E.

I tore my adductor magnus in my groin (which is essentially like an Achilles tear or bicep tendon tear but in your groin) and was told by doctors it would be at least 3 months to just to get walking again normally…. Jason had me back to full capacity and training in 3 months not just walking.

Vanessa W.

A bad neck, shoulder, and hip had been my everyday for six years. I went in for a rolled ankle but Marc assessed that this was not the issue. The discomfort I was experiencing had been assessed by doctors and other physiotherapists and was not discovered or cured. Leaving my first appointment was like entering the stage of a musical. I was leaping and jumping with my new lighter, limber body.

Emerson T.

Went to Jason before and after my labral tear surgery, he was awesome to deal with and made my physio flexible as I'm not from the city. Totally recommend them to everyone!

Get Rid of Your Hip and Knee Pain With Our Safe and Effective Methods

Does instability in your hips and knees make you feel as if you may collapse without warning? Do sharp pains in those areas make daily tasks challenging? Is standing up after prolonged periods of time difficult for you? If so, South Sherbrook Therapy can help.

It is no secret that hip and knee pain can create limitations in your daily life. With physiotherapy, you can relieve your pain in the easiest, safest, and most comfortable way possible. If you are looking to get rid of your hip and knee pain, contact us at (204) 774-9903 today to learn more about our safe and effective physiotherapy services!

Why do I have hip or knee pain?

The hips and knees are two very different types of joints: the hips are ball-and-socket joints that act as a support for your upper body weight, while the knees are hinge joints that allow for the forward-and-backward motions within the joint. Believe it or not, the knees actually support more of your weight than the hips do, as they allow you to stand, walk, run, dance, etc. Your hips and knees rely on numerous muscles and tissues to maintain their proper function and mobility, and when things aren’t working correctly, you may experience hip or knee pain.

People can experience hip and knee pain together or separately. The hip and knee joints work in together to provide the optimum function for the lower extremities; however, sometimes a condition resulting in pain with these joints can cause their function to go awry.

Sometimes hip or knee pain originates within the respective joint; however, it is also possible that the pain you feel in your hip or knee may be rooted in a different part of the body. For example, a problem with the hip joint may transmit a pain signal to the knees, and vice versa. Since the hips and knees are both parts of the same kinetic chain, they make up a combination of weight-bearing joints that must function together in harmony in order for your body and posture to function properly. If one part of the kinetic chain is out of balance, stress may be placed on another joint.

Common conditions leading to hip and knee pain:

The structures in your hips and knees are very similar, therefore they can be subject to many of the same injuries, stress, disorders, deterioration, and diseases. Some of the most common causes of hip and knee pain include:

  • Cartilage injuries. Cartilage injuries can affect both the hips or knees. For example, hip pain can be caused by cartilage injuries known as labral tears, while inflammation of the bursa sacs, known as bursitis, is a specific condition that impacts the knee joint.
  • Acute injuries. These are common in both hips and knees, such as sprains, strains, and dislocations.
  • Overuse injuries. Several overuse injuries, including muscle strains and tendonitis, are common in both hips and knees. This is because the joints both experience constant use.
  • Gait or stance imbalances. These can cause abnormal stress and premature wear-and-tear on your hips and knees, which can result in painful symptoms or arthritis.
  • Weak or tight muscles. If you have a weak gluteus medius muscles and tight hip flexor muscles, this can cause the hip to rotate inward without you realizing it. Because of this, abnormal stress can be put on the knees, resulting in painful conditions, such as patellofemoral stress syndrome or iliotibial band friction syndrome.
  • Referred pain. Pain may also develop as a result of referred pain from a pinched sciatic nerve since the nerve travels through both areas.

Contact South Sherbrook Therapy today!

If you have one of the conditions listed above or a different condition that is causing your hip or knee pain, contact South Sherbrook Therapy today. One of our dedicated Winnipeg physiotherapists will examine your hips and knees to check for any structural damage, in addition to evaluating your gait, stance, posture, and range of motion. This will help compile important information for creating the best possible treatment plan for your needs. Treatment plans will focus on relieving pain, normalizing joint function, and relieving any abnormal stresses on your hips and knees.

Your treatment plan will include targeted stretches and exercises, aimed at stabilizing any weak hip and/or knee tissues. You may be prescribed with additional treatments as our physiotherapist deems fit, including ice and heat therapy, massage therapy, laser therapy, or other soft tissue treatments. These are all aimed at alleviating your pain and promoting the healing of your damaged hip and/or knee tissues.

If you have been limited by your hip and/or knee pain, schedule an appointment with our Winnipeg physiotherapy office today. We’ll provide you with the best methods for getting rid of your pain, so you can get back to your life!