Did you know that many patients see a chiropractor for knee pain?
When the spine is out of alignment it can cause severe pain or stress in other parts of the body such as the knee.
For example, if your knee is hurt you might put extra weight on your other leg, and thus, cause imbalance and extra stress on the opposite leg. The same is true when other muscles have been tweaked in the body, you may feel the pain in your back, neck, or shoulders when in actuality, the source of your pain is in another part of the body.
Just because you experience knee pain does not necessarily mean that is the true source of pain. However, in cases where you are really feeling knee pain, you should take your pain seriously and seek professional medical attention.
Causes for Knee Pain
Knee pain can also be a tell-tale sign that the spine is out of alignment and thus your body is putting extra weight on one side of the body. Knee pain may actually be a sign of other parts of the body that are out of balance.
There are many different kinds of potential causes for knee pain. Some of the most common include:
- Knee arthritis
- Torn knee cartilage such as an ACL or MCL or Meniscus
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Cruciate ligament injury
- Patellar tendonitis
- Prepatellar bursitis
- Baker’s cyst
- Collateral ligament injury
- Chondromalacia patella
- Knee Sprain
- Knee hyperextension
- Dislocating kneecap
- Kneecap fracture
- Bone tumor
- Knee joint infection
- Obesity or being overweight
- Over-use of the knee
When to see a Doctor
If you are experiencing knee pain and you are unsure of the cause of your symptoms, you should seek medical attention. Obvious signs that you should seek medical help include:
- Inability to walk comfortably
- Deformity around the knee or joint
- Knee pain while resting
- Knee pain that lasts more than a few days
- Locking knee
- Swelling in the joint or calf area
- Signs of infection: redness, warmth, fever
Common Treatments for Knee Pain
There are many successful treatments and remedies for knee pain. However, not all treatments may have the same effect on healing and recovery. The most effective knee treatments include:
- Chiropractic treatments
- Gentle stretching and bending of the knee
- Heat and Ice
- Rest and keeping weight off the leg and knee
- Compression and support
- Physical Therapy
Schedule an Appointment
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