We’ve been seeing a greater number of patients complaining of
knee pain. It may be due to weather changes, post holiday
stress, or as a result of increased knee stress related to a new
exercise routine carrying out those New Year’s resolutions.
Whatever the cause, there is a solution readily available to you.
There are several possible causes for the specific knee pain you may be experiencing. If you have pain behind the knee cap you may notice that climbing stairs or walking downstairs increases that pain. Pain deep inside the knee may become worse as you bend into a squatted position or remain seated for prolonged periods. Knee pain on the sides on the knee is often related to walking on uneven terrain, repetitive twisting movements, or being active for extended periods of time.
Did you know that chiropractic adjustments to the feet and knees can make a positive impact on reducing or eliminating those knee pains you may be suffering from?
The knee is a “hinge joint” similar to the hinge on a door. Unlike the hip or shoulder joints, which move in multiple planes of motion, the knee is designed to only move in one plane (flexion and extension). Because of its limited range of motion, the knee is vulnerable when the ankle, leg or hip becomes abnormally rotated or misaligned.
The knees depend upon the feet, ankles, leg and hip bones and joints being properly aligned in order to maintain their healthy function. When any of those bones or joints loses its healthy alignment, you may begin to experience symptoms of pain, stiffness or popping in the knee joint.
Do not allow your knee problem to continue without having it checked for misalignment.
When knee joint misalignments are left uncorrected, the cartilage (meniscus) inside the joint will begin to erode and wear down. This is known as degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis.
Maintaining healthy alignment of your feet, legs and hips is one of the most important things you can do to proactively prevent against degenerative arthritis in the knee joint.