What is Knee Pain?
Whether from injury or a chronic condition, knee pain is common at any age. A mechanical restriction or misalignment is often the cause of knee pain. In some cases, a tear of the knee’s cartilage or ligaments may be contributing to the discomfort. You may have different levels of injury. Microscopic tearing which heals very quickly, a partial tear which is like a crevice in the tissue or a complete tear where the tissue has been pulled apart. Knee pain can greatly affect a person’s mobility.
You may have heard the term “runner’s knee” to describe one of the more common types of knee pain. The medical name for it is patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Your kneecap is a small, round, triangular bone at the end of your thigh. It fits inside a V-shaped groove and kept in place by guiding muscles. These muscles can become imbalanced, causing the kneecap to misalign. The repeated flexing and extending of this misalignment leads to PFPS. Runner’s knee is often experienced as pain, swelling, and arthritis.
Recognizing the Symptoms of Runner’s Knee
Of course, you don’t have to be a runner to experience PFPS. Take note if you are experiencing the following symptoms:
- Dull pain behind the kneecap
- Pain worsens after walking, jogging, climbing stairs, jumping, squatting, or standing up
- Pain increases with prolonged activity, or when walking downhill or downstairs
Over time, the cartilage of a misaligned kneecap can become damaged. This leads to your knee popping, grinding, or giving way.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, we recommend you come in for a consultation. Make an appointment online anytime.
We are Here to Help
Our mission is to provide a timely and sustainable recovery. We practice a wide range of evidence-based techniques to aid in your recovery, customized to each patient.
Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment to help restore full range of motion to your knees.
Therapy modalities such as cold laser or electric stimulation to minimize muscle tightness, pain, and swelling.
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy to improve circulation and reduce pain and loosen persistent tightness.
Therapeutic stretching to increase your flexibility.
Irondequoit Chiropractic Center is proud to have serves the Rochester community for more than 20 years. You can schedule an appointment anytime by contacting our office.