Knee Pain Chiropractor Chicago
Do you constantly suffer from knee pain? Grandview Health Partners is a leading chiropractor clinic for knee pain treatment in Chicago. We offer several treatment options including a natural solution to relieve and manage knee pain.
Understanding knee pain and how it affects you may help you relieve and manage it with routine chiropractic care at our clinic.
Knee Pain Treatment in Chicago IL
Common Causes of Knee Pain:
Knee pain is a common symptom in people of all ages. It may start suddenly, often after an injury or exercise. Knee pain also may begin as a mild discomfort, then slowly get worse. Knee pain has many different causes:
Injuries: A knee injury can affect any of the ligaments, tendons or fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that surround your knee joint as well as the bones, cartilage and ligaments that form the joint itself.
Some of the more common knee injuries include:
- ACL injury: An ACL injury is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) — one of four ligaments that connect your shinbone to your thighbone. An ACL injury is particularly common in people who play basketball, soccer or other sports that require sudden changes in direction.
- Fractures: The bones of the knee, including the kneecap (patella), can be broken during motor vehicle collisions or falls. People whose bones have been weakened by osteoporosis can sometimes sustain a knee fracture simply by stepping wrong.
- Torn meniscus: The meniscus is formed of tough, rubbery cartilage and acts as a shock absorber between your shinbone and thighbone. It can be torn if you suddenly twist your knee while bearing weight on it.
- Knee bursitis: Some knee injuries cause inflammation in the bursae, the small sacs of fluid that cushion the outside of your knee joint so that tendons and ligaments glide smoothly over the joint.
- Patellar tendinitis: Tendinitis is irritation and inflammation of one or more tendons — the thick, fibrous tissues that attach muscles to bones. Runners, skiers, cyclists, and those involved in jumping sports and activities may develop inflammation in the patellar tendon, which connects the quadriceps muscle on the front of the thigh to the shinbone.
Some examples of mechanical problems that can cause knee pain include:
- Loose body: Sometimes injury or degeneration of bone or cartilage can cause a piece of bone or cartilage to break off and float in the joint space. This may not create any problems unless the loose body interferes with knee joint movement.
- Iliotibial band syndrome: This occurs when the tough band of tissue that extends from the outside of your hip to the outside of your knee (iliotibial band) becomes so tight that it rubs against the outer portion of your femur. Distance runners and cyclists are especially susceptible to iliotibial band syndrome.
- Dislocated kneecap: This occurs when the triangular bone (patella) that covers the front of your knee slips out of place, usually to the outside of your knee. In some cases, the kneecap may stay displaced and you’ll be able to see the dislocation.
- Foot pain or hip pain: If you have foot or hip pain, you may change the way you walk to spare these painful joints. But this altered gait can place more stress on your knee joint. In some cases, problems in the foot or hip can cause knee pain.
Can chiropractic treatment help with knee pain?
Depending on the cause of your knee pain, chiropractic manipulation, physical therapy and exercises could help. At Grandview Health Partners our doctors of chiropractic can work to determine the source of your knee pain. We will create a personalized treatment plan that could include chiropractic adjustments, exercise therapy, stretching, soft tissue and kinesio taping work. Treatments will aim to reduce inflammation, strengthen weakened muscles, increase range of motion and improve the stability of the joint. If you have a more serious knee injury we have an experienced network of medical specialists whom we refer our patients to whenever additional treatment is needed. This network includes well known orthopedic surgeons in Chicago. Not sure if you should see a chiropractor for your knee pain? One big reason is if the knee pain is severe enough to limit your ability to function normally in daily life. Consistent pain is not something you should accept. Additionally, if you have tried to limit your activity levels and taken pain medication and the knee pain remains bothersome, it is time to visit the chiropractor. Grandview Health Partners will address the issues in and around the knee, and will also investigate if other alignment issues in other areas of the body which may be the real cause of your knee pain.
If you want to see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, please contact our chiropractors for knee pain treatment in Chicago to get the appropriate treatment for you. Call or contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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