Knee Pain

Your knee takes on an incredible amount of force and pressure during movement – often over three or four times your body weight. This makes knee injury a common occurrence for many – and makes treating them effectively and in a timely manner even more important.


This is one of our specialities here at Masterton Foot Clinic. We always make sure to take the function and structure of the entire lower limbs into account so that we not only treat your current problem now – but also help prevent it from returning in the future.

Runner’s Knee

Medically known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, runner’s knee causes pain behind and around the kneecap. Despite its name and high prevalence in runners, anyone can develop this painful problem.

Jumper’s Knee

Medically known as patellar tendinopathy, jumper’s knee describes damage to, and painful inflammation of, the patellar tendon as it works to help bend and straighten the knee.


Bursae are like small cushions that sit between your tendons or muscles, and the bones close to them. When your feet or legs move, your muscles and tendons glide against the lubricating bursa instead of against nearby bones, which would cause friction and pain, thereby protecting your body from injury.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) causes pain on the outside of the knee joint, where the iliotibial band gets injured from rubbing against a bony bump on the outside of the knee joint.

Knee Ligament Injury

There are four primary ligaments in and around the knee that work to stabilise the joint and control its movement. Damage to any one of these can leave the knee feeling weak, unstable, stiff and painful.

Popliteal Cyst

Otherwise known as a Baker’s cyst, this is a palpable mass that develops at the back of the knee, caused by a swollen bursa.

Meniscus Tear

Your menisci are the cushioning pads that sit within your knee joint. When they are overloaded, they can tear, causing pain, swelling, and difficulty bearing weight on the affected leg.