Housemaid/Clergymans knee problems

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Re: Housemaid/Clergymans knee problems

Postby Broadsword » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:30 pm

My trousers do have a slight pad in them already, all they do is muffle the cracking sound :biggrin:
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Re: Housemaid/Clergymans knee problems

Postby nightdiver » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:47 pm

Hi guys

Have not posted for a while but this thread I want to add to.

TEN years ago my hand started playing up so badly i could not hold a 3'' brush slowly despite seeing sports specialists who told me i had RSI . Doctors who said I had Carpel tunnel and operated. Iending up with a situation where I could not hold a pen or ride a bike it was that bad. In desperation I privately visited a hand consultant who sent me for a bone scan ( £200) result he told me I had Tenosynovitis it was incurable and my career was over ''P.S. here is my bill ''

In desperation I went to see an Osteopath who treated me for 4 months once a fortnight for half an hour ....Cured :yahoo.gif:

Moral; never take just one opinion, after all if you ask 3 painters you get 3 specifications.

So when I came down with housemaids knee two months ago I when straight to see him :good.gif:

I have sent Simon the osteopath, a link to this site so I hope you don’t mind if he logs on and passes out some advice.
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Re: Housemaid/Clergymans knee problems

Postby croydonosteopath » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:00 pm

Hi guys

I'm a Registered Osteopath in Croydon and one of my patients suggested I come on here to give you some advice.

First of all. These knee conditions are commonly called a Bursitis. They're due to either friction or infection of a Bursa, a fluid filled sack around joints that allows for tendons to run smoothly around the joint.

Housemaids knee or Clergymans Knee are the friction type. I don't need to labour on the reasons why as you guys are always kneeling down to paint! (My dad was in the trade too so I remember him having bad knees and arthritic hands!)

1st of all, get some good knee pads! And I mean good ones! This is your livelihood after all!

Then look for a manual Therapist. Obviously I'd suggest Osteopathy as I'm an Osteopath but find one who does Acupuncture as this really can work wonders with the massage and Ultrasound.

Bowen Therapy can be very beneficial and is entirely non-invasive for those of you that don't like being beaten up by Osteopaths!

I can't really reccomend Chiropractics as I've never found just manipulating the spine particularly useful!

Physios must be of the type that are hands on. Massage, Ultrasound, Acupuncture. If all they offer is exercise walk out! Waste of money!

If it's infected you need to see your GP for antibiotics.

Do feel free to email me if I can be of any assistance on your aches and pains!

Simon Narramore
Osteopath and Bowen Therapist

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Re: Housemaid/Clergymans knee problems

Postby Broadsword » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:24 pm

Did a small little job for a guy who runs his own gym (I go & do a bit of boxercise), as payment he booked me a session with the physio who is next door to the gym. Cut a long story short he says that I have Patella tendinitis. I have some excerise's to do to help me.
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Re: Housemaid/Clergymans knee problems

Postby andyrolls » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:01 pm

Had busitis a few years ago managed to get acupuncture through nhs, occasionaly aches but loads better, get really painfull swollen tendon in forearm when doing loads of door's, bought one of those diy ultrasound things seems to help.
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