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Hip and Knee Conditions

Knee pain can be caused by a myriad of different problems. Left untreated, or improperly treated, chronic issues develop that become extremely limiting and sometimes debilitating. Not all knee problems stem from injuries or trauma. As a result, it’s not mystery that when they are treated like an injury….they don’t get better.

How Can Knee Problems Develop?

Many experts refer to the knee as the most unstable joint in the body. It is no mystery, then that it is one of the most commonly injured joints. Made up of 4 bones (the femur, tibia, fibula, and the patella) which are attached by ligaments (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL) and tendons, and two cartilage “shock absorbers” (medial and lateral meniscus). Not only are these structures susceptible to injury, but also suspect to wear and tear. Abnormal posture, spinal misalignment, leg length inequality, flat feet, and altered gait can have a dramatic effect on abnormal wear and tear of the knee.

What If Other Forms of Treatment Haven’t Worked?

While medical treatment for knee problems (not requiring surgery) involves anti-inflammatory medications, pain relievers and maybe some exercises to do at home to help re-gain range of motion, not all knee problems respond to this type of approach.

Conservative Chiropractic Treatment should, after a thorough history and exam, address what’s generating the pain, where the tissue is damaged, and what the underlying cause of the shoulder pain is. Combining Chiropractic Care with other modalities such as Manual Soft Tissue Techniques, Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Cold Laser Therapy, Kinesio Taping and Rehabilitative Exercise many knee pain sufferers have found relief after other methods have failed.