The knee joint is formed by thigh bone or 'Femur' and the shin bone or 'Tibia', known as the tibio-femoral joint with an additional joint formed by the knee cap sitting on top of the primary joint, gliding over it. The 3 bones need to work in harmony for good knee function. Stability for the knee joint is c created by four string ligaments. Within the joint itself there sit two Meniscus- c shaped wedges of fibrocartliage that both stabilise and limit shock through the joint area whilst offering further support to the joint by keeping the bones of the joint in the correct position.

Numerous muscles surround the knee, particularly the quadriceps at the front, the hamstrings at the back and the gastrocnemius & soleus (calf complex) also at the back of the knee. Problems in this area may result in one or more of the following- all of which we can treat:

  • Ligament sprains/injury
  • Meniscal tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle strains
  • Patella tendinitis
  • Bursitis (Bakers cyst/Housemaid’s knee)
  • Fat Pad impingement
  • Anterior knee pain (AKP)
  • Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
  • ITB syndrome
  • Osgood Schlatters disease
  • Sinding-Larsson syndrome
  • Shin splints (periostitis/tibial stress syndrome)
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Tibialis Posterior insufficiency syndrome
  • fractures: tibia, fibula, femur, patella
  • Post op rehab

Need help with any of these conditions

please contact our Clinic office on 01727 758 846 or email