Knee Pain & Sore Knees

knee pain
What is knee pain?

Knee pain refers to pain inside and around the knee joint and can often be due to abnormalities in your foot function and lower limb biomechanics. One of the most common types of knee pain is called patellofemoral pain and this can affect, the young, the elderly and the active sportsperson.

There are five common sites for knee pain:

Pain in front of the knee or anterior knee pain: can be caused by many different problems including Chondromalacia of the patella, patella tracking, bursitis and arthritis.

- Pain above the knee

- Pain behind the knee

- Pain inside the knee

- Pain below the knee

What causes knee pain?

- Pronation or flat feet

- Supination or high-arched feet

- Biomechanical abnormality

- Patello-femoral pain

- Osgood-Schlatter’s disease

- Meniscus tears and injury

- Cruciate ligament injury

- Corked or pulled muscles

- Overuse muscular injuries

- Over stretching of muscles, tendons or ligaments

- Trauma

- Increased exercise or activity

- Osteoarthritis

How can I treat knee pain?

- Acupuncture

- Trigger point therapy

- Dry needling

- Laser acupuncture

- Joint mobilisations

- Kinetic Taping

- Rigid Taping

- Silicone cupping

- Orthotics and insoles

- Muscle energy techniques

- Suitable footwear

Please note: If symptoms persist we recommend visiting your health professional for appropriate assessment and treatment.