Knee Pain, Sports Injury and Chiropractic

It is estimated that 10-15 % of adults report knee pain at any one time. Many people consider Chiropractic care to be focused only on the spine but Chiropractic care offers excellent conservative management options for knee pain. Chiropractic is a conservative option to orthopedic consultation.
Pain in the knee may be the result of direct trauma or be referred from pain sensitive structures in the lower back, pelvis, leg or foot. The facet joints, sacro-iliac joints and hip joints may refer pain into the knee. Trigger points in the muscles may also refer pain into the knee. Entrapment of peripheral nerves including the sciatic nerve may also cause knee pain. Knee injuries may be the result of trauma or overuse conditions. The knee is relatively unprotected as a joint and may be quite susceptible to traumatic injury. Trauma that causes internal damage to the knee is often hard to diagnose. Knee swelling as a result of a knee injury often makes diagnosis of a knee problem harder due to the stabilizing effect of the swelling. Often people delay seeking any type of treatment of a knee injury due to swelling and its stabilizing effect on the knee.
Injuries to the soft tissues usually are the result of overuse or disuse of the knee. Some of the most common types of knee pain caused by overuse are: 1. Pain in the front of the knee in an athlete due to tracking problems of the knee cap and compression of the knee cap by the quadriceps muscle. 2. elderly people experiencing osteoarthritis 3. injury to the ACL and instability of the knee 4. Painful locking of the knee due to a meniscus tear.

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