Knee Pain Treatment At Caterham Chiropractic Clinic

A knee examination by a chiropractor at Caterham Chiropractic Clinic will usually determine the cause of your knee pain. We start with asking questions about the symptoms, for example:

  • How long have you had the pain in your knee?

  • Have you had a recent injury?

  • How old are you?

  • What activities do you participate in?

  • Have you had recurring knee pain?

This information along with an examination will help us to diagnose where the pain is stemming from, as it’s not always from the knee itself.

Knee pain is commonly associated with

  • Athletes

  • Cleaners (Housemaids Knee)

  • Cyclists

  • Older Patients

  • Runners

  • Sports Injuries

Common Causes of Knee Pain

  • Cycling

  • Kneeling

  • Running

  • Sitting

  • Walking downstairs/downhill


Pain In The Front of The Knee

Pain over the front of the knee is most commonly related to the area around the kneecap, which can be caused by several different problems. It may be particularly sore when sitting for long periods such as driving or cycling. The patella, or kneecap, is one of three bones, along with the tibia (shin bone) and femur (thigh bone), that make up the knee joint. All of these bones are covered with a layer of cartilage at points where their surfaces come into contact. The patella is wrapped within a tendon. This tendon connects the quadriceps muscle of the thigh to the shin bone (tibia) below the knee joint. The patella is important functionally because it increases the leverage of the knee joint, which allows for an increase of about 30% in strength of extension (kicking) of the leg at the knee joint.

Problems with the kneecap typically cause pain felt directly around the kneecap. Often these symptoms are noticed doing specific activities:

  • Walking down stairs

  • Prolonged sitting

  • Kneeling

Pain in The Back of The Knee

Pain in the back of the knee can be due to the collection of fluid, called a Baker’s Cyst.

Instability/Giving Way of the Knee

The knee is stabilized by ligaments that connect the shin bone (tibia) to the thigh bone (femur). When the ligaments are stretched or torn, the knee may feel as though it is giving way. The knee may give way if you have arthritis or a low back problem with sciatica.

Mobility of the knee can be affected by a number of common conditions. If mobility is chronically limited, often the cause is arthritis. When the surface of the joint becomes irregular as a result of the arthritis, the mobility of the joint may become limited. You may also have a hamstring injury.

To find out more details about how we can help with your knee pain please call us at 01883 340411 or visit at