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Knee Pain

What is knee pain?

In today’s world knee pain affects almost everyone in society at some point in their life.  Each injury has its own specific mechanism of the knee injury and of course the treatment. You may feel this pain suddenly after an exercise or sport, but like much wear and tear or arthritis can creep up on us all. Proper strength and flexibility is the key here. Over half of athletes that exercise face some sort of knee related pain that year and seems to affect women more than men. It surmised that greater hip to knee geometry is slightly wider in women thus increasing knee forces. It is 2nd most common musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to the orthopaedic doctor.

What causes patella pain?

We can be alerted of the pain by any structures of the knee. For example, the pain causes by meniscus, ligament, muscle, bone, and many other structures.  These injuries are usually subsequent to trauma and or overuse.  It is an emergency that if you cannot bear weight on the knee, then it is swollen or has an obvious deformity.

Disease

Many people affected by knee injury and the most common issue are Arthritis. It is technically known as joint inflammation. This term used loosely to describe many other diseases that affect the joints. Basically, joints cushioned by the soft tissues. Swelling occurs if fluid accumulates in these tissues while bones are worn down, assuming another, not as beneficial shape. You will notice that the joint appears bigger than normal or irregular in shape as stated above. Joint swelling is a symptom of a chronic condition, and it’s a sign of an injury which needs medical attention ASAP.

A common symptom of osteoarthritis is knee pain; it is a disease that causes a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints, most people suffer from this at some point in their life. This type of pain comes with gradual and unlikely after an injury.

Injury

It can occur as a result of a direct blow or sudden movements which strain the knee beyond its normal range of motion. Knee issues are a result of a lifetime of normal wear and tear as the joint wears out over time. The common injuries are

Parts of knee

The knee is comprised of cartilage, bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

Bones and cartilage

The pain occurs at the junction of 3 bones

Diagnosis

Diagnostic Tests

What to expect physical therapists?

The physical therapist will start to develop a customized rehabilitation program includes knee education, exercises, and stretches. If you already suffered from pain, then therapist helps with a plan of possible more exercise that strengthen the knee without increasing further damage. Initially we have to find an aerobic modality that one can do comfortably. Some choose walking, aquatic exercise, rowing or swimming. Depending on age and severity of the knee problem the therapist may select treatments such as:

How chiropractic can help you? 

Chiropractic physicians are effective in evaluating and solving patella pain concerns. They understand the body as a whole and appreciate that this pain doesn’t only affect the knee. They get involved when it affects the spine and other joints. Adjustments loosen up the muscles, relieve tension and get the joints in the spine to move easier. It is the successful way to treat the pain and dysfunction. A chiropractor determines the pain’s source and treats naturally and holistically.  They have a multitude of treatment modalities. They may use lasers, physical agents, special treatment table and much more. Without a doubt, our chiropractic group is an integral variable in our treatment philosophy.

Rehabilitation Exercise Program 

Inflammation Reduction