Knee pain is something often caused by sporting activities, but knees are vulnerable to degenerative problems like osteoarthritis, as well. Gabriel Boze, DC, and his team at Revive Medical and Rehab in Spring Hill, Florida, provide effective treatments for knee pain whether they’re caused by an injury or disease, to improve joint function and relieve inflammation so you can resume an active life. Call Revive Medical and Rehab today to arrange a consultation, or book an appointment online.
Your knees are some of the most hard-working joints in your body, supporting your weight as you move around and enabling you to run, turn, and jump.
Because the knee is such a pivotal joint, it comes under a great deal of stress, particularly during demanding physical activities such as playing sports and is therefore vulnerable to injury. Knees are also prone to wear and tear conditions like osteoarthritis.
Knees are a complex combination of structures that all play an integral role in healthy, pain-free functioning. Structures in the knee include:
The ligaments in your knee attach bone to bone, while the tendons attach muscles on to the bones. An injury to one of these structures typically causes acute pain on one knee, whereas a degenerative condition is likely to come on more slowly and affect both knees.
Injuries to the knee are most often due to fractures of the bones, dislocation of the joints, strained tendons, or sprained ligaments.
If you injure your knee severely, you could have a combination of several of these injuries. The most common knee injuries are:
Knee injuries are particularly common among athletes.
The first step in finding the best treatment is to diagnose the cause of your knee pain. Physical examination, assessment of your symptoms, and diagnostic imaging tests can usually pinpoint the source of the pain.
Taking the weight off an injured knee and supporting it with a brace can be helpful if tendons or ligaments are involved, and in most cases starting a course of physical therapy will help to heal the affected soft tissues and strengthen the surrounding structures.
If there’s any misalignment in the knee joint, then chiropractic manipulation can realign it. You may need physical therapy, as well as chiropractic, to help restore function to the joint.
If you have chronic knee pain or you’ve suffered an acute injury to your knee, call Revive Medical and Rehab today or book an appointment online.