Knee pain can be a result of injury or a misalignment of your joints causing pain when you walk. The knee is a complex hinge type joint which relies heavily on ligaments and surrounding muscles to stabilse the joint as well as offer strength to the joint. The knee is a load bearing joint and it is essential to ensure that the way you walk and functions of the foot, ankle and hip joints are not the reason for the pain in the hip. As with other joints pain can also be referred from other parts of your body, and this needs to be ruled out before suitable treatment can be suggested.
Every patient and every case is different, so once an accurate diagnosis is made your personalised treatment plan can be created. Reducing inflammation and swelling is usually the first stage, with manipulation, mobilisation and massage followed by rehabilitation techniques will ensure you can get the best outcome for your condition.