Have You Been Experiencing Knee Pain?
Did you know that knee pain is a very common complaint among adults and is most often associated with general wear and tear from daily activities? In fact, the most frequent causes of knee pain are related to ageing, injury or repeated stress on the knee.
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The Droitwich Knee Clinic is the oldest specialised knee clinic in the country and has built up a reputation for outstanding patient care. With a unique approach, every patient suffering from knee and shoulder problems can be assured of personal service, ensuring the advice or treatment given will provide the most effective outcome!
Common problems for those suffering from knee pain includes:
Sprain or strained ligaments
This is usually caused by a blow to the knee or a sudden twist of the knee. Symptoms often include pain, swelling and difficulty in walking
Cartilage tears can occur with sprains. Treatment can sometimes involve wearing a brace during an activity to protect from further injury.
Inflammation of the tendons may be the result of overuse of a tendon during certain activities such as running or cycling
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that affects the knee. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process where the cartilage in the join gradually wears away and is more common in middle-age and older patients.
What Can You Expect At This Consultation?
STEP 1: HISTORY TAKING
STEP 2: EXAMINATION
STEP 3: DIAGNOSIS & PLAN
Whatever may be the cause of your knee pain, it can become a real nuisance and in some circumstances can be extremely debilitating.
It’s important to remember that you are not alone! Millions of people around the world suffer from knee pain and the key to overcoming it is understanding what is causing you pain and knowing what treatment options are available to you.
Here's what a previous patients have to say about their experience at the Droitwich Knee Clinic.
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It is very rare that we will recommend surgery, and often operations are only ever required when non-surgical treatment does not work. The Droitwich Knee Clinic has a history of operating on only about 20% of its patients. We try all non-surgical options before we recommend surgery and all else has failed to reduce pain. Keyhole operation (in specific cases only), osteotomy (to redistribute weight), half joint replacement and total knee replacement are the surgical treatment options available.
One thing that osteoarthritis does is that it interrupts your activities of daily living and work making it very difficult to function. Left untreated it will affect the quality of life. So get your problems looked at now before it becomes a major problem, as the cost of getting this done now outweighs the cost of waiting for treatment after.
Why Droitwich Knee Clinic?
Located in the heart of the Bromsgrove town, 20 minutes from Birmingham and Worcester, the DKC is a state-of-the-art diagnostic orthopaedic center which is striving towards its commitment to provide comprehensive health care services to the residents.
The knee clinic has been around since 1988 and we have developed our own pathways to treat knee and shoulder issues.
With a professional clinical team working closely together under one roof, you can be assured of good communication and to be treated quickly and efficiently during the early consultation stage right through to after-care. The team have access to extensive investigative equipment, such as X-rays, MRI, Ultrasound scan and physio assessment tools, enabling us to provide a ‘one stop solution’ tailored for each patient’s individual need.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is likely that you have been referred by your GP or a health professional; however, it is not necessary and it is just as simple to come to Droitwich Knee Clinic directly – we will even inform your GP for you. When you contact us we will arrange a consultation for you to visit one of our specialists, no long waiting times and to suit you at your earliest convenience. The simple pricing structure will be explained to you during your appointment, and an early diagnosis and expert opinion will be assured, followed by a detailed treatment plan.
Similarly, if you are using private health cover, although it is preferential for the Insurance Company to have a GP referral first, you may book your appointment to us prior to the referral being sent, just keep the company informed.
The DKC is recognised by all major insurance companies. Please check with your insurance if needed. Don’t worry if you are not insured. If you wish to pay for your treatment, we are happy to help.
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