Pain behind the Knee cap and Chiropractic

The knee cap is a moveable bone that is in the tendon the the quadriceps. It acts to center the tendon of the quad during extension and bending of the knee. It also acts as a sort of fulcrum. Problems with the movement of the knee cap may cause problems with the cartilage on the underside of the knee. This condition is often referred to as patellar malacia. Malacia is the process of breakdown of the cartilage on the back of the kneecap.
Trauma may be one possible cause of malacia of the patella.
Another possible cause of malacia of the patella is tracking disorders of the patella. Chiropractic treatments including myofascial release are often very helpful in treating patellar tracking disorders. Patellar tracking disorders are also related to injuries of the knee especially hyperextension or dislocation of the knee cap.
Some people may experience patellar problems in both knees without any known cause or injury. Often these cases are thought to be the result of cumulative trauma to the knee from repeated minor injury.
Tenderness to the upper and lower borders of the patella often indicate what is known as jumper’s knee. This condition is an inflammation of the quadriceps tendon. Myofascial release techniques are the most beneficial Chiropractic technique in treating jumper’s knee.
Dr. Tom Etter is a Chiropractor with over ten years of experience treating knee pain, back pain, neck pain and whiplash. Etter Chiropractic serves Olathe, Kansas, Lenexa, Kansas and Overland Park, Kansas. Dr. Etter is an approved Chiropractic provider for Blue Cross, UHC, Aetna, Cigna, medicare and others.

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