The knee is the largest and most complicated joint in the body and is thus prone to degeneration.  There are many moving parts to the three joints that make up the knee.  The cartilage and ligaments that allow smooth movement of the knee when it is functioning properly can be worn down over time causing pain. Ligaments often respond well to alternative therapy and may not need surgery. 

Because of the complexity of the knee, there could be a number of different causes of pain.  It is necessary to have x-ray imaging of the knee as well as a physical evaluation before determining the best treatment.

Knee pain responds well to: