Knee pain and knee complaints are the most common leg injuries.
The cause of knee complaints rarely are located in the knee itself. Knee complaints often occur because the hip, ankle or foot cannot move optimally. The knee, which lies between these joints, will try to compensate for this, resulting in an overload of the knee.


The knee is a stable and robust joint between the femur, your shin and your kneecap. Inside the knee are your anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments and your two menisci. These structures provide a lot of stability to your knee and protect your knee from serious injuries. On either side of the knees are the knee ligaments.
Compared to the hip or ankle, the knee has limited movement. The main movement in your knee is bending and stretching. Your knee can also rotate and move a little bit lateral. This rotation is essential for moving the knee but is often overlooked in the treatment of knee complaints.








These complaints are located behind the kneecap and are made worse when pressure or force is applied to a bent knee. For example: Bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing stairs and cycling hard. Also with these complaints, the cause often lies elsewhere. Often stiffness in the ankle or hip is the cause of this.


On both sides of the knee are the so-called collateral ligaments. These ligaments ensure the stability of the knee when it comes to lateral movements. These types of complaints often occur with a fall or when you twist your knee. As a result, these ligaments can be stretched and possibly teared. With regulated movement and rest, this complaint often goes away on its own. If the symptoms persist for more than a week, please contact one of our therapists!


With a runner’s knee you have pain on the side of your knee. Often a runner’s knee develops if you build up too quickly with running or cycling. These complaints are often caused by a tendon inflammation or irritation of the tendon that runs on the side of the leg. The Illio tibial ligament The Illio tibialis is the tendon that runs from your pelvis to your shin. If you suffer from this complaint, also take a look at the muscle strength of your foot and ankle muscles. By strengthening them, you often solve a lot of problems.


The knee tendon, or patella tendon, gets a lot of forces to process in daily life. Prolonged overload can cause irritation and pain. One of the underlying causes of patellar tendon injuries is a collapsed foot or ankle that causes a torsion force on the lower leg and knee.
The patella tendon becomes overloaded because it has to do its work continuously in a less then optimal position. If you suffer from knee tendon problems, try to make sure that your knee can rotate better and that your kneecap moves better. This way you solve the underlying mechanism and prevent it from coming back.
A common knee tendon injury is the Jumpers knee.


The two menisci are cartilage rings that lie between your lower leg and upper leg and can slide forward or backward during movements in the knee. The purpose of the menisci is to create a large contact surface between the convex femur bone and the flat tibia bone. This allows for more stability and more movement.
Especially in positions where a lot of rotation and turning movements are made, e.g. sports, one of the menisci can get stuck. The jamming of a meniscus can be quickly remedied with Active Release Techniques. In addition, we always advise to improve the rotation of your ankle, knee and hip joint. The better your ankle, knee and hip can rotate, the smaller the chance of a meniscus injury.
A meniscus can also tear. In some cases, surgery is desirable, but in many cases these types of complaints can be remedied with the right combination of treatment and training.


As you may have noticed, most knee complaints originate in the ankle or hip. So just treating the knee is not going to solve your knee problem. It is important to examine the entire kinetic chain to find out where the problem really comes from.
We will look for the underlying cause of your knee complaint in order to solve it. In addition, you will receive targeted exercises that ensure that your knee becomes stronger than ever before.
If you have any questions about your knee complaint, please feel free to contact one of our therapists. Often we can already give you useful tips that reduce your complaints immediately.

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