"Help! I have pain in my knees and I have been told there is nothing I can do apart from taking painkillers and rest."
Knee pain is an increasing problem in society and as a result we see more and more patients with knee problems in our practice.
Causes of Knee Pain
Effective treatment starts with diagnosing what is causing your knee pain. We will manually examine all the muscles and ligaments in your knee as well as test for cartilage damage. Arthritis of the knee is quite common an x-ray can help to diagnose if you have this.
The knee can be easily injured by twisting especially when it is bent. This often leads to Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or a tear in the cartilage in the knee. Over-flexing the knee can cause Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) tears and over-pronation (flattened foot arches) can cause accelerated wear and tear causing arthritis or Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome. Sports injuries regularly involve the knee and can be due to weakened muscles, which leave the knee vulnerable.
Knee pain may be due to a knee problem or may be due to referred pain from the hip or back. We will be able to tell. If you think you may have any of these problems then a thorough examination can get to the bottom of it.
Chiropractic Can Help
Chiropractic treatment is very effective for many of the problems that cause knee pain and although a condition such as osteoarthritis is not curable, the symptoms can be reduced and the progression of the problem can be helped thanks to our unique approach to treatment. Below are some of the common conditions that we can help with:
• Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury
• Posterior Cruciate Ligament injury
• Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome
• Torn cartilage
• Arthritis pain
To help find that cause we offer:
· A Private Consultation with the Doctor of Chiropractic
· A Thorough Examination including Neurological,
Orthopaedic & Blood Pressure Tests
· X-Rays, if necessary
· A Verbal Report of our Findings and thorough Explanation
of the X-Rays
After which you should know more about your body and the problems you are experiencing than you ever have before. Whether you go ahead with treatment as always is entirely your decision.
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