Knee pain is one of the most common complaints our allied health professionals see in clinic. But do not worry – physiotherapy has been proven to be extremely helpful in alleviating knee pain.
Why is knee pain so common?
The knee is the largest shock absorbing joint in the leg and takes the brunt of our day-to-day loads. The knee joint is essentially made up of bones, cartilage, and ligaments. Four bones make up your knee joint: the thigh bone (femur), shin bones (tibia and fibula) and the patella (kneecap). These bones are lined with chondral cartilage and two meniscus (tough rubbery pieces of cartilage) that sit between your thigh and shin bones to help absorb shock and facilitate movement. There are four important structural ligaments that keep your knee stable and the muscles around your knee also support your joint. Any of these structures can be a source of pain.