Knee Injuries Can Make Everyday Activities Become Slow And Difficult.

Life slows right down and your overall health can deteriorate quickly.

The good news is that with the right chiropractic care, you can see major improvements and get free from the pain.

What You Need To Know About Knee Pain

Watch this quick video to gain a better understanding of what's going on.

Knee Pain Is Often Due To Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS).

It's a big medical word that describes a painful irritation of the cartilage behind your kneecap.

Although anyone may be affected, it is often the result of overuse of the knee in sports that require jumping or running so it is sometimes referred to as "Runner's knee".

The reason why you need to know this is because PFPS is the most common cause of knee pain in the general population. It affects an estimated 25% of adults.

Why Are You Experiencing So Much Pain?

What are the leading causes of PFPS?

One of the most common causes of PFPS is an imbalance between the muscles that help to guide your kneecap in its V-shaped groove at the end of your thigh bone.

Repeatedly flexing and extending a misaligned kneecap leads to pain, swelling and eventually arthritis.

Misalignment of the kneecap (patella) is often secondary to problems in the hip and foot, especially weakness of your gluteal muscles or over pronation of the feet. 

What Are The Symptoms Of PFPS?

PFPS produces a dull pain behind the kneecap. It is aggravated by:

  • Prolonged walking
  • Running
  • Squatting
  • Jumping
  • Going up or down stairs.
  • Arising from a seated position.

You may also feel popping, grinding or like your knee is giving way.

How Do We Treat Knee Pain?

Conservative chiropractic care, like the type we provide, is generally successful at relieving your symptoms.

Initially, it is important for you to minimize activities that provoke your pain - especially running, jumping and activities that stress you into a "knock-kneed" position. 

Some athletes may need to modify their activity to include swimming or bicycling instead of running or squatting. To achieve similar muscle activation without discomfort, we may advise incorporating alternative pain free exercises, such as substituting squats for lunges. 

Performing your home exercises consistently is one of the most important things that you can do to help relieve pain and prevent a recurrence.

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