The knee is one of the largest and is the most complex joint in the body. It is a hinged synovial joint that is located where the tibia and femur meet.
There are 4 main bones that connect and make up the knee joint:
- Femur (Thighbone) - the femur head creates the ball-and-socket joint of the hip (at the acetabulum) and creates the top of the knee at the lower end. The femur is the main bone of the leg and supports the weight of the body on the leg.
- Tibia (Shinbone) - connects with the knee at the upper end and the ankle at the lower end. It bears and distributes weight across the knee and to the ankle
- Fibula (Calf Bone) a slender bone located at outer side of the leg parallel to and slightly behind the tibia. Ligaments connect it to the two ends of the tibia. It helps strengthen the tibia and provides support in the slight rotation of the knee.
- Patella (Kneecap) - a tendon at the top of the patella and a ligament at the bottom hold the nearly heart-shaped bone in place at the center of the knee. It protects your knee joint.
Knee pain and injury are common and have a variety of causes. Traumatic injuries, such as from sports or a fall are one major source. More commonly, overuse injuries occur as the knee joint is subjected to repetitive force over time. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of knee pain in individuals over the age of 50. Whatever the cause, we want to help! With a proper physical therapy rehabilitation program, we can help you return to your prior activities and function, whatever they may be. Physical therapists are specially trained to help diagnose and treat knee pain. We will work with you to design a program that suits your needs in order to reach your full potential and personal goals.
Common conditions we help include:
- Postsurgical Rehabilitation
- Meniscus injury
- Sports injuries
- Runner’s knee
- Sprains and Strains
- Total Knee Replacement
- Ligament Injuries
- Patellofemoral Tracking Syndrome
- Muscle Tightness
- Joint Inflammation