Inner knee pain can mean knee pain slightly above, slightly below or right where the knee joint bends. Before we delve deeper into inner knee pain we first we have to define what “inner” actually means so we both are on the same page.
Making these distinctions are very important in order to zero in on the exact spot that is creating your inner knee pain and allowing us to determine a solution.
Let me digress for a moment.
Inner knee pain slightly below the joint is going to be in an area where the tendons of the lower part of the leg attaches to the bone. This is going to be a similar point of the inner part of the knee above the knee joint. With both of these places we are looking at inner knee pain where the nerves in the tendons are being irritated causing inner knee pain.
If we look at inner knee pain right at the joint where the knee bends, most of the time what hurts is the meniscus. Picture a piece of bubble gum (the meniscus) between two bricks (bones in the upper and lower leg). The bubble gum gets squeezed out the side as the pressure of the bricks increases When the leg experiences unbalanced tension the bones squeeze down on the meniscus and pushes the meniscus out the side of the leg and in this case causes inner knee pain. I’ve experienced this myself and it feels very sharp when you push on it sort of like someone is sticking a hot knife on the inside of your knee.
If the inner knee pain being talked about is pain on the inside or middle of the knee many times there’s a dysfunctional pattern that exists in the relationship between the bone in the upper leg (femur) and the bones in the lower leg (tibia & fibula). As we begin working with the relationship of these bones and get them more in harmony the pain immediately begins to dissipate and the inner knee pain begins to go away.
As you can see being specific and making distinctions crucially important to zero in on exactly what part of the inner knee is being affected so an appropriate solution can be found.
If this makes sense and you want to take the next step to completely eliminating your inner knee pain then you’ll want to take our Complimentary 1 Minute Knee Pain Assessment to get rid of your knee pain once and for all.