Knee & Thigh Pain Treatments

Don't kneel to pain


Your knee and thigh sit between the ‘drivers of your leg’ – your hip and your foot. The knee supports your body weight and transmits the power generated by your back, hip and thigh muscles through your leg.

We see many patients with knee and thigh complications at clinic. Amongst the most common are pulled muscles in the hamstring, quadriceps, calf and groin; iliotibial band injuries; arthritis of the knee; patella tendonitis; runners’ knee and housemaids’ knee. Athletes are particularly prone to iliotibial band problems (runners, cyclists) and patellar tendonitis (dance, gymnastics, tennis and skiing). Housemaids’ knee is common amongst tradespeople who kneel frequently (carpet fitters, builders, gardeners) and poor functioning biomechanics can affect anyone.

Once we have determined the underlying cause of your symptoms, we will recommend one (or a combination) of the following knee and thigh pain treatments: Acupuncture; Orthoses; Stretches and Exercises. Take a look at the below sections about Knee and Thigh Treatments to see how we can help you.

knee thigh anatomy


  • The femur (thigh bone) is the longest and strongest bone in the body and the knee is the largest and most complex joint. Together they do an incredible job supporting our body weight and allowing our legs to bend, straighten, twist and turn.

    If patients present to us with chronic knee or thigh pain injuries such as Runners Knee, Patella Femoral Pain (pain in the front of the knee cap), Chondromalacia Patella (damage to the cartilage at the back of the kneecap) and Iliotibial (IT) Band problems (the band crucial for stabilising the knee during running), we often use knee, leg and thigh pain acupuncture to reduce swelling and bring immediate pain relief. Once the pain has reduced, we will carry out more in-depth analysis to discover the underlying cause of the pain and treat accordingly.

    We also use acupuncture for pain relief against osteoarthritis and to ease joint and hamstring pain, tight muscles and numbness.


BxClinic specialises in biomechanics and we work within the scope of our practice and expertise to deliver the best possible care and outcomes for our patients. There are times when our assessments of a patient’s condition determine that the best course of treatment is with a clinician of a different expertise.

A good example of this might be severe knee pain after a long walk caused indirectly by pelvic instability. Treating the knee pain would be inappropriate so we would refer to a clinician better suited to help with the pelvis. Where appropriate we may also refer patients for scans.

We work with a range of partners including physiotherapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, Pilates teachers, sports rehabilitators and local specialist shops.

biomechanical referrals Norfolk

Nothing at any rate could walk upright continuously and securely without flexions at the knee.


What Patients Say

  • Dawn

    Marathon runner with knee pain

    “The pain had gone and I had no problems on the day of the marathon or after."

  • Steve

    Runner with ITB problems

    “The clinic resolved a long standing ITB problem quickly and easily with orthotics."