The most common cause of recurrent knee pain in adults is commonly diagnosed as Osteoarthritis. However this diagnosis is often based on an X-ray looking for aging changes (commonly referred to as degeneration) in the joints which is evident in up to 70% of the population over 50 years old. These changes are part of a normal aging process and may not be the cause of pain. Studies have found that in many people symptoms can improve, even as the X-ray shows deterioration over the same period.
Knee pain is commonly related to the normal aging process, compounded by our more sedentary lifestyles and a general lack of adequate exercise. This book will teach you how to deal with the present symptoms and how to prevent or limit future problems.
Self-treatment will be more effective in the long-term management of your knee pain than any other form of treatment because you can self-treat multiple times a day. The exercise regime unique to the McKenzie Method will enable you to identify and respond to recurrence in a safe and economical manner. One of the main points of this book is that the management of your knee problem is your responsibility.
In addition Treat Your Own Knee also discusses the management of acute knee injuries and discusses important strategies to assist in preventing and minimising episodes of knee pain.