One of the most common areas after lower back pain that a physiotherapist may treat. The knee joint is a fairly basic construction with simplistic movements, compiled of 2 lower leg bones, the femur or thigh bone and the front facing knee cap or patella. How these surfaces move or articulate with each other can determine the level and type of discomfort or issues involved within the joint.
From a therapist perspective the knee is quite straightforward, does it move and is it strong enough?
Any issues will comprise of either element in one way or form. Nerve and blood rich soft tissue in and around the joint which is highly receptive and adaptive to movement gives a person the smoothness of movement, if these mechanisms are faulty or absent then the previously aforementioned issues can arise