Knee pain is commonly attributed to acute sporting injuries or pathological process - e.g. osteoarthritis of the knee. There are a number of wear and tear patterns of the knee that can lead to other issues. Your osteopath will be able to determine the nature of the pain and pinpoint the mechanism for occurence. This may have as much to do with repetitive daily activites or lack of activity than any acute traumatic injury. In other words knee pain can sneak up on you when you least expected. Some of the common knee pains we see in practice include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Acute ligament sprains or ruptures
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Meniscus tear
  • Patella tendinitis (Jumper's knee)
  • Iliotibial Band friction syndrome (Runner's knee)
  • Osgood Schlatter's Apophysitis (juvenile and adolescent)
  • Bursitis - prepatellar or Housemaid's knee, pes anserine
  • Plica syndrome