Painful Stair Climbing and Chiropractic

Knee pain is one of the most common extraspinal conditions reported to Chiropractors. One of the most common types of knee pain that responds to Chiropractic care are known as patellar tracking disorders.
The knee cap (patella) acts as a pulley and moves up and down in the front of the knee as the legs are flexed and straightened as in climbing stairs. The patella is located inside the tendon of the quadriceps muscle. The back of the patella has a surface of cartilage and acts to glide over the bony surfaces of the knee.
Several conditions can cause patellar tracking problems. One is tendonitis of the patellar tendon. Overtightness of the patellar tendon causes compression of the patellar against the bony surfaces of the knee. The Chiropractic technique known as myofascial release is especially effective in dealing with this type of patellar tracking disorder.
A second type of condition that may predispose to patellar tracking problems is lack of joint motion in the knee which does not allow the normal rotational movement of the bones of the knee.
A second type of pain in the knee cap is lumped under the heading of arthritis. This type of pain in the kneecap may be the result of repeated dislocation of the knee and its effect on the kneecap.
Dr. Tom Etter is a Chiropractor with over ten years of practice experience treating knee pain, back pain, neck pain and whiplash. Dr. Etter’s Chiropractic practice serves Olathe, Kansas, Lenexa, Kansas, Overland Park, Kansas and the surrounding areas.

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