Common symptoms of knee pain
Knee pain is very common in athletes, young adults and older people. Knee pain can happen during prolonged run, walking up or down the stairs or even during the rest. Also, depending on the structure that is hurt, pain sensation may vary.
- Pain under the knee cap
- Pain with walking up or down the stairs
- Locking of the knee
- Feeling that knee may give way
- Pain behind the knee
- Pain on the side of the knee.
What causes knee pain?
- Soft tissues (Muscles) injury.
- Ligaments injury (see knee pain article on this topic)
- Osteoarthritis of the knee. Knee is the most common joint affected by osteoarthritis.
- Meniscus injury
- Patellar mal-tracking (knee cap tracking)
When do I need to see a doctor when your knee hurts
Chiropractors are great dealing with the knee pain. Chiropractor can assess the biomechanics of the low back, hip, knee and ankle joint to determine the true cause of the knee pain. Do not wait for extended period of time to see a chiropractor with the knee pain. Longer the knee pain lingers, longer it may take time to heal. Once you feel pain in your knee come in for a consultation with your chiropractor.
How is knee pain diagnosed?
At first, chiropractor will go through detailed medical history, mechanisms of injury and lastly physical examination to determine the cause of the knee pain.
Do I need knee replacement surgery?
Knee replacement surgery should be the last resort. In some cases it is inevitable however, patient should undergo a pre-operation rehabilitation and post-operation rehabilitation. Chiropractor will refer the patient to the orthopaedic specialist to determine if the operation is required.
Causes of knee pain
- Ligament(s) injury
- Meniscus strain/tear
- Mal-tracking of patella (knee cap)
- Tendon injury
- Muscle strain
Knee assessment: What does it involve?
A history of the patient that includes trauma, overuse, or disuse will narrow the diagnosis. During the medical history and physical examination of the patient, a chiropractor will determine whether there is pain and swelling, numbness/tingling and/or locking in the knee.
During the physical examination, a chiropractor will perform special orthopaedic test to determine which structure in the knee is affected. Proper knee examination should include knee joint, hip, low back and ankle joint to determine the root cause of the knee pain.
When should you see a chiropractor for knee pain?
It is important to see a chiropractor as soon as the knee pain begins. By waiting and working with the pain in the knee may lead to an aggravation of low back, hip, and ankle pain.
How a Chiropractor Can Help with Knee Pain Relief
Chiropractors at GMG Health and Wellness are great assessing the knee pain and identifying the true cause of the pain. Chiropractic treatment in Mississauga can reduce swelling, pain sensation, improve biomechanics and normalize the function of the knee.
Common Questions about knee pain treatment
- Pain in the knee joint without any trauma
- Redness, warm to touch
- Locking of the knee
Chiropractors can assess the knee joint and pin point the exact structure that is injured. Also, perform gait analysis, evaluate biomechanical dis-balances to fully understand what is the true cause of the pain.
Chiropractor for knee pain in Mississauga includes, soft tissue therapy, electro-stimulation, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustment and guided knee rehab exercises. At GMG Health and Wellness we make sure to treat the pain, correct any bio-mechanical misbalances and provide our patients with home strengthening routine to make sure pain does not come back.