Hip and Knee pain in Victoria, BC

You never know how much you need your hips and knee until you’re in pain!

If you’re experiencing shoulder pain or injury, an RMT can help reduce your pain and get you feeling better or an Athletic Therapist can evaluate your range of motion, strength, and provide you the appropriate exercises to recover from your hip or knee pain.

Your massage therapist can treat your hip or knee pain with using massage while your Athletic therapist can create an individualized treatment plan to relieve pain and restore your functional back to what it use to be. Other ways would include reducing inflammation, decreasing muscle spasms and increasing the healing process.

The symptoms of hip and knee pain

Having hip or knee pain can make daily activities tough, if you live in Victoria, BC

Knee pain symptoms

  • Swelling in the knee
  • Pain with stairs
  • Pain and stiffness in the morning
  • Popping or grinding noises
  • Inability to fully straighten your knee
  • Knee pain after going for a run, walk, or in the morning
  • Limited mobility in knees

Hip pain symptoms

  • Hip pain after a run or sitting down at work
  • Pain in the knee associated with hip tightness or back pain
  • Hip pain that goes away and returns often
  • Numbness down the leg
  • Snapping or popping with movement, either in the hip or knee
A runner with hip pain on a bridge

Common types of hip or knee pain

Hip or knee pain can come from many reasons, here are a few of the common injuries that we see

Shoulder injuries can happen for many reasons and can develop gradually or come on suddenly, with a dull or sharp pain. It can be overuse injuries from baseball, problems during working out, or you may not sure what has happened. With the shoulder being used in the vast majority of sports and used in everyday life, it’s important to monitor and treated quickly to avoid progression of your problem.

It’s important to find out why you’re having shoulder pain and what you can do to get out of the pain, so you can enjoy Victoria, BC.

Sprains and Strains

ACL and MCL injuries are common in athletes and active people. Some need surgery, while others don’t. It depends on your lifestyle, we’re able to set up an appropriate exercise plan to help you recovery and reduce your knee pain

Unknown Reasons

Do you have knee pain now but not sure what you did? This can come from many reasons, typically what we see are issues in the ankle or hip. A proper assessment with an Athletic Therapist can get to the root cause of why you’re having knee or hip pain and develop a proper program to reduce it.

Arthritis

Arthritis can cause you’re knee or hip pain and there’s a few ways that we can help. Nutrition has been shown effective to reduce pain from arthritis but massage therapy and athletic therapy are great ways to reduce it as well.

Mobility issues

Are you “tight” or don’t move often? The joints above and below the knee need to be mobile and cause knee pain if they aren’t. Hip can come from a lack of stability in the “core”

Who are the types of people we see with hip and knee pain?

Hip or knee pain can come from many reasons, here are a few of the common people that we see

Athletes and active people

Knee or hip pain can come from having an active lifestyle! Pain in the knees or hip after running or hiking is common and hip pain after a workout isn’t uncommon but it doesn’t have to!

Office workers

Do you sit for a while and get hip pain? Have troubles walking up or down stairs, so you choose the elevator? A proper evaluation can help get to the reason why you’re having pain and a massage can help reduce the muscle tension associated with it

Pre and post surgery

Do you have surgery planned for your hip or ACL? Going into surgery as strong as possible will make the recovery process smoother and easier for yourself! We are also a option if you want to avoid surgery, contact us for a second opinion.

Motor Vehicle accidents

Been involved in a car accident that has left you with hip or knee pain? We’re able to work with you and ICBC to get you to feeling better. Learn more about working with our ICBC Massage Therapist
A person running quickly with knee pain

We are able to help decrease your hip and knee pain either with specific hands-on treatment via Massage therapy and Athletic Therapy. Our Athletic therapist is able to provide you a recovery program for your knee injury

There are several ways an Athletic Therapist can help your pain:

  • Strengthening and stretching exercises to improve the strength in your
  • Education of how to improve healing – like using our “alternative to rice method” to reduce inflammation
  • Show you proper movement techniques to lift
  • Appropriate exercises at the gym so you don’t aggravate it

There are several ways a Massage Therapist can help your pain:

  • Decrease hip pain and tension
  • Decrease muscle spasm in the hip, back, and leg muscles
  • Improve range of motion of the hip or ankle
  • Gentle stretching for ankle range of motion

Many people like the combinational approach that we provide, with massage and athletic therapy. We are able to combine the two types of therapy while improving your recovery of your hip or knee pain.

A typical plan may look like:

  1. An Athletic Therapy assessment – This provides you the appropriate exercises to strengthen your core, leg, and butt, while you’re not with us
  2. Book a Massage – This helps you by reducing your pain and less stressful for you doing your home exercises. This can be done for 1x a week, 45-60mins for four weeks.
  3. Re-assessment with your Athletic Therapist – This is usually done 4-6 weeks after your initial assessment

Whatever your situation is, we work within it and develop a plan that suits your needs.

These therapies play a major in your recovery without having to use invasive methods. Even if surgery may be required, athletic therapy can help you both before and after to improve healing time and increase your range of motion.

Our team has the experience and expertise to help you recover from a variety of hip and knee conditions. They work to reduce pain, increase mobility and help you resume your regular activities as soon as possible. Whether it’s a specific knee injury, a hip pain or any other type of injury, our therapist can help you improve mobility and get you back to participating in your daily activities.

Get hip and knee pain relief with the help of Sync Therapy.

Contact us if you have questions or book now if you’re in Victoria, BC.

You don’t have to live with ongoing pain!

Office workers discussing different types of hip pain in victoria bc