Knee and Hip

Hip and knee diagnostics

Hip and knew and disorders can occur at any age. They can be caused by exercise, overuse or degeneration. Sometimes it is unclear whether the pain in the hip stems from a disorder of the hip joint or whether it is caused by a disorder elsewhere in the body, such as the back, pelvis or knee.
Experts agree that one leading cause to pain and problems with your hip and knee joints is weak leg muscles and lack of exercise. It is important that the exercise is safe, controlled and precise.


  • Muscle pain, weakness, tenderness and swelling in the hip and knee
  • Radiating pain to the leg
  • Disturbed walking patterns
  • Reduced range of motion and mobility

Reasons for the Hip and Knee problems

Hip and Knee pain can be caused by injuries, repetitive strain, mechanical problems, and different types of arthritis. The strength of your muscles is a key factor to hip and knee problems. Your hip muscles, like the gluteus medius, control the position of your knees when you are walking, running, or jumping.
An injury can affect any of the ligaments, tendons or fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that surround your knee joint as well as the bones, cartilage and ligaments that form the joint itself. Common knee injuries include:

  • Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of chronic disability among the aging population. The effectiveness of an exercise in knee and hip osteoarthritis is attributed to its ability to reverse muscle sensomotoric dysfunction (weakness, fatigue, poor control), prevent abnormal movement and restore normal biomechanics, affecting better gait, relieving pain and improving function.
  • The medial collateral ligament is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. The treatment of medial-sided knee injuries has evolved from surgical treatments to mostly non-operative management with an appropriate functional rehabilitation program. Active range of motion is initiated early to prevent stiffness with concomitant strengthening exercises.
  • Patellar instability describes patellar dislocation, patellar subluxation, and general symptomatic patellar instability. It accounts for 11% of the musculoskeletal symptoms and there is a higher incidence in females. Patellar instability can often be treated successfully without an operation. Ideal rehabilitation requires the avoidance of pain during exercise.
  • The anterior cruciate ligament of the knee controls the movement of the lower leg bone (tibia) relative to the thigh bone (femur) and guides knee extension. The goal of the treatment of ACL ruptures is to obtain the best functional level for the patient without risking new injuries or degenerative changes in the knee.

Treatment of shoulder pain

During the interview we chart the diagnosis of shoulder problems. From this inventory we select the right tailor-made treatment program.

Who is a candidate for Amsterdam Clinics?

Amsterdam Clinics is a clinic-based, physician-driven, patient-centric treatment program for those with spine and orthopedic pain:

  • Back, neck, shoulder, hip, and knee pain
  • Sudden onset of pain
  • First-time episodes of pain
  • A history of chronic pain and/or decreased function