The knee is the largest joint in the body and one of the most complex. It depends on 12 muscles at least to perform its function.
These muscles are attached to bones by tendons, and ligaments keep the bones in the right place so that muscles can work with minimal stress.
The knee is involved in everyday weight bearing activities such as walking and climbing up a flight of stairs. The impact distributed over the knee cap can be up to five times the body weight.
Optimal knee function is based on a balance between hip and ankle support. This is why it is not uncommon for knee pain to be a result of imbalance or injury from the feet, hips or lower back area. Exercise for these areas are often beneficial to the knee.
Common symptoms of knee pain can include:
• Sharp or Dull Pain
• Giving way
If you are experiencing knee pain, our team of Chiropractors and Physiotherapists can provide a full and thorough assessment of what may be causing the pain and the best course of action to help you get back on track.
Some of the conditions we have helped our patients with are:
Ligament Injuries (ACL/MCL/PCL/LCL)
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome