Knee Pain: Symptoms, Causes and Chiropractic Treatment
When you have knee pain, the most common activities can be difficult, such as walking, climbing stairs or bending. Your goal should be to reduce the pain without taking drugs that can be harmful and addictive. A chiropractic center, such as Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center, LLC in Scottsdale can use a combination of techniques to give you knee pain relief quickly.
What are Common Causes of Knee Pain?
Direct trauma to your knee such as a fall, a car accident, or a sports injury can cause a great deal of pain right when it happens. Other knee problems may stem from dysfunction or disease, muscle disorders, or strains with the pain.
Misaligned joints are when one part of the knee joint is not in the correct area, making the knee experience pain and damage to the cartilage underneath it. People with flat feet that have little to no arch in their foot, commonly experience knee pain. Flat feet cause the femur and the tibia to rotate inwards and add undue stress on the knee. Knee pain can also be associated with a pinched nerve in your lower back because the nerve in your lower back senses knee pain. You may have pinched nerves from simply aging or from an injury went the discs between the vertebrae will protrude and press on your nerves. The larger the nerve that is affect the more pain sensation you will feel.
What are Symptoms of Knee Pain?
The signs and symptoms of knee pain vary widely from one patient to another and you may have several signs at once. Symptoms include:
- weakness or a feeling that the knee will buckle
- red and warm skin
- clicking or popping sound or the inability to extend your knee fully
What are Chiropractor Treatments for Knee Pain?
A chiropractor will exam your knees and watch the manner in which you walk to decide which type of therapy is best for your knee pain. Some therapies include spinal adjustments, trigger point therapy, low level laser treatments, ultrasound therapy and posture correction.
Your Trusted Chiropractor in Scottsdale
Our chiropractic team at Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center, LLC in Scottsdale understands that knee pain can be very debilitating and we are here to help you. You can make an appointment for an evaluation. Call us at (480) 585-5577. Let us help get you back to your active self with little to no knee pain.