The underlying cause of knee pain can be varied. Common reasons for knee pain can be related to issues with the patella (kneecap) and the tendons that are continuous with it such as the patella or quadriceps tendon.
The iliotibial band (IT band) can also be responsible for knee pain. More and more, we are beginning to realize that in many cases of knee pain, the issue may be due to mal-alignment of the foot. The feet control how forces are distributed up to the knee, hip and spine as the foot strikes the ground with every step. Often, correcting a problem in the foot can alleviate symptoms in the knee, hip or spine.
At our clinic, we aim to assess the whole lower limb.