Knee strain/sprain

Symptoms by body part:

Patellar (Knee)
Acute Pain
Reduction in Range of Motion

Many people experience knee pain of one sort or another, but many of us continue to have knee pain for days, months or even years if not properly diagnosed and treated.  The knee is the largest joint of the body, known as a hinge joint.  Its main job is to extend and flex the tibia upon the femur, with minor rotation involved.  However, since it is a major weight-bearing joint, injuries can occur.  These are often work-related, sports, recreational or overuse injuries.  They can involve the muscles surrounding the knee, primarily the quadriceps and hamstrings, which serve as movement for the knee; ligaments, which serve as stability; Meniscus, which serves as a cushion for impact. 

Many patients have knee pain because of an unequal force distributed between the two knees, and each knee itself, causing rotation or lateral flexion of the femur upon the tibia.  This is often due to pelvic torsion and muscle imbalances applying pressure unevenly, predisposing us to tears, inflammation and bursitis.  This is easily treatable through Chiropractic Neurology

Common causes of knee pain

  • Strain/sprain
  • Mensicus tears
  • ACL/MCL(most common)/LCL/PCL tears
  • Dislocation of the kneecap or knee joint itself
  • Fractures
  • Overuse (tendinitis)
  • Bursitis (inflammation of the fluid filled sacs that cushion and lubricate the knee)
  • Iliotibial band syndrome (pain along the outside of the knee and thigh)
  • Plica syndrome (thickening or folding of knee ligaments)
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (pain in the front of the knee)
  • Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease, usually worse in the morning, improving throughout the day).  Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus can also cause knee pain
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease  (pain in front of and below the knee cap, common in adolescent boys)
  • Popliteal cysts (Baker’s cysts), swelling in the back of the knee
  • Infection
  • Osteochondritis dissecans, pain and decreased movement caused by a loss of blood supply to joint or ligament

Related symptoms indicating treatment through Chiropractic Neurology for your knee pain:

  • Back pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Pain along the IT band (outer thigh)
  • Pain on the outside of the knee
  • Pain on the medial, or inner portions of the knee (Pes Anserine)
  • Tingling/Numbness down the outer calf into the foot
  • Foot pain
  • Uneven leg length

As Chiropractic Neurologists, we will determine the source of your pain, or refer you to the appropriate practitioner when necessary.  Once we have established our diagnosis, we will then devise a treatment plan to restore normal function to the knee.  This may include graston treatment, physical rehabilitation, chiropractic adjustments, cold laser therapy, muscle stim, kinesio taping, alterations to exercise and rest.