The knee is predominantly a hinge joint with the primary movement being flexion (forward) and extension (back). Similar to all other joints, it is bound by ligaments for its primary support. During movement, the muscles offer additional support. However, when the knee is in one position, it is the ligaments that must protect it when any force is applied to the knee.
Inside the knee joint, there are two circular pieces of cartilage, adjacent to one another, between the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (lower leg bone). These are referred to as meniscus. They function as shock absorbers, distribute the weight load more evenly, and provide stability between the two bones.
Common causes of knee problems:
We use the following guidelines to examine the knee:
The following modalities are used to treat knee problems
foot, ankle, knee, hip and pelvis
Supplementation to reduce inflammation and support tissue repair