The knee is an area of the body which has to take a lot of force through the joint everyday whilst maintaining a large range of movement. Because of its need for mobility, it is often more susceptible to injury. Examples of this include; Runner's knee, housemaid's knee/bursitis, patella tracking problems, ligament damage, cartilage damage and dislocation.
Some muscles can also be injured during sports or everyday life including; hamstrings, quadriceps, adductors and calf muscles. All of these muscles can cause knee pain or exacerbate it futher. Maintaining the balance of these muscles is essential for knee function.
Your osteopath will do a full examination of your knee, including orthopedic clinical tests to try to identify the true issue of your knee pain.