Knee Pain Chiropractor in Waterford, MI
Whether it’s bending to pick up a child or walking to work, much of our movement depends on our knees.
But we take them for granted until something is amiss. Knee pain is a common reason for seeking chiropractic care, and comes with many possible causes, from acute injuries to complications from medical conditions.
It can be localized to a specific area of the knee or radiate throughout the knee. It can range in severity and increase with physical activity, or sometimes decrease with physical activity.
Knee pain can worsen if left untreated, although prognosis is usually favorable, even in cases of extreme knee pain. It’s critical to seek chiropractic care at the first signs of knee pain.
What Causes Knee Pain?
Knee pain is a common issue that can originate in several of the structures in the knee, including the kneecap (patella), ligaments such as the anterior cruciate ligament, cartilage (meniscus) or the bones connected to the knee: the femur, tibia, and fibula.
The location of knee pain can vary depending on what structure is affected, and sometimes, as in the case of an infection, the entire knee will be painful.
Knee pain can affect people of all ages. Contributing causes are obesity, physical activities or sports that involve repetitive motion such as starting and stopping or changing direction.
Aging has an effect on the knees as well, contributing to conditions such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
Symptoms of Knee Pain
Signs and symptoms that accompany knee pain are limping, difficulty walking up or down stairs, inability to bend the knee or straighten the knee, redness, and swelling, and difficulty walking or weight bearing.
Knee Pain Treatment
A knee pain chiropractor will prescribe a treatment plan that will include spinal adjustments to correct any spinal imbalances, plus exercises and stretches that will strengthen the knee and increase the range of motion. Other treatments include ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, and massage.
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