DO YOU SUFFER WITH KNEE PAIN?


Exeter Knee jointThe knee joint is the largest joint in the body and consists of three different bones. These include:

  • The Femur, this is the thigh bone
  • The Tibia, otherwise known as the shin bone
  • The Patella, also known as the kneecap

The lower end of the femur articulates with the upper aspect of the tibia, with the patella articulating within the grooves of the condyles within the femur. This constitutes the knee joint.

The stability of the joint is largely determined by 3 structures:

  • The Meniscus – this is a fibro-cartilaginous structure which increases the joints surfaces improving joint congruency.
  • The Muscles – there are numerous muscles that cross the knee joint as seen in the diagram. These permit movement and joint stability.
  • The Ligaments – these fibrous tissues have great tensile strength, resisting stretch. The ligaments in the knee are the medial and lateral collateral ligaments and the posterior and anterior cruciate ligaments.

Recommended treatments

Diagnostic Skills
Trained in Orthopaedics
Manual Therapy Usage
80%
Exercise Advice Usage
20%
Diagnostic Skills
Trained in Orthopaedics
Manual Therapy Usage
40%
Exercise Advice Usage
60%

All of our acupuncturists are highly skilled in the use of acupuncture for knee pain. We use both Traditional and Medical Acupuncture dependant upon the practitioner’s choice or individual’s suitability.

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