Dr. Fidler providing manual therapy for knee pain.

Common Sources of Knee Pain

  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • MCL and LCL sprain and strain
  • Osgood-Schlatters disease
  • Medial knee pain
  • Lateral knee pain
  • Patellar Tendonitis (jumper’s knee)
  • Patella Femoral Syndrome (PFS)

Knee pain can be the result of an accident or micro trauma from a repetitive motion injury. Most often knee pain is a result from imbalances in the pelvis and/or dysfunctional ankle mobility, which causes the compensatory overuse of the knee joint. Diagnosing and correcting these dysfunctional regions will help alleviate the burden taken on by the functional regions. 

Patella Femoral Syndrome (PFS) refers to generalized knee pain that is primarily localized around the kneecap (patella). The pain typically increases with running (or with other high impact activities), walking downstairs or with prolonged sitting.