The knee is formed where the femur of the thigh meets the tibia of the leg. It has two strong ligaments attaching its inner centre (ACL and PCL) and another two on either of the outer sides (MCL, LCL). The joint surfaces are covered with cartilage and then cushioned by a medial and lateral meniscus. The patella (knee cap) sits on the anterior surface of the joint. Many muscles of the thigh and leg connect to different aspects of the knee.

The knee, like the elbow, allows the longer limb (in this case the leg) to bend so as to increase the number of tasks we can undertake using it. It also provides a further place of shock absorption from the weight of the upper body

Common knee conditions that patients present with at the Spinal Joint.

Knee pain can arise from any number of reasons. Ligament and meniscus damage is often caused by traumatic incidents such as sporting injuries while tendonitis can come about due to biomechanical inefficiencies in your gait cycle or foot posture.



Osteoarthritis is often the result of years of injuries and wear and tear on the cartilage and joint space. Knee pain can also be referred from the hip, ankle and even lower back so be sure to come in and see us at Spinal Joint to have your knee pain assessed.

As well as helping with your pain we can also arrange for any necessary rehabilitation for your injury. If you have a knee injury due to trauma get some ice on it as soon as possible, to reduce swelling and further damage.