A common complaint for patients of all ages, knee and joint pain can have a range of causes. From injuries including ruptured ligament or torn cartilage to medical conditions – like arthritis, gout and infections – pain in the knee is a sign that you need to see a doctor, get to the root of the cause, and explore the best treatment options for a full recovery.
Swelling, popping or clicking near knee
Locked knee that’s painful to bend
Limited range of motion
Swelling or tenderness on the inside or outside of the knee
Popping and clicking near meniscus (shock absorbers between lower leg and femur)
Structural knee injuries may require a physician’s treatment and possibly surgery. Common causes of structural knee pain are:
Muscle imbalances in the quads
Misalignment to the knee joint
Tear to the meniscus
Torn ligaments, cartilage or connective tissues
Functional knee injuries can be treated with chiropractic care. These types of injuries are often caused by:
Stiff, tight muscles on either side of knee that cause misalignment
Running and biking without proper stretching
Simple exercises can make all the difference when it comes to functional need injuries and associated pain. Pierce Chiropractic can help!
If you’re active and healthy, your knee pain is likely easily treatable. Don’t stress or worry that it could be a larger problem. Get checked out today.
Get back to the sports and activities that you love with simple and effective chiropractic treatment.