Your knees are spectacular joints that can handle a lot. Every day, they carry the full weight of your body to help you get around, and if you run or jump a lot, they carry an even greater load. It’s not surprising, then, that knee pain is a common complaint. At BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine in Los Angeles, Dr. Arash Noor helps patients identify the source of knee pain and overcome it.
For as strong as your knees can be, they’re also prone to injury. The stabilizing ligaments inside your knee are particularly susceptible: a torn or injured ACL, MCL, or meniscus is a regular occurrence among athletes who twist, pivot, and turn. While such stress injuries are a common source of knee pain among younger people, older people tend to suffer from knee injuries related to everyday, degenerative wear and tear. Older people are more likely to experience knee pain stemming from conditions like osteoarthritis, tendonitis and bursitis. Other reasons for knee pain include:
Being overweight increases the amount of stress placed on your knee joints, which can have a profound effect on knee pain. Even everyday activities like walking or going up stairs can be harder on your knees if you carry excess body weight. Not having enough flexibility or strength in the muscles that support your knee joint can also exacerbate knee pain, because muscles that are either too tight or too weak can’t effectively absorb some of the stress exerted on the joint. If you have hip problems or foot problems that cause you to alter your gait, you may unknowingly place more stress on your knee joint, which can also contribute to knee pain.
Many of the problems and injuries that cause knee pain can be helped by rehabilitative exercise. Dr. Noor believes it’s important to introduce movement and exercise therapy as soon as possible in the healing process, in order to decrease inflammation and prevent imbalances and instability around the injured joint. As inflammation diminishes, range of motion and muscular strength are more readily restored. Rehabilitation therapy is designed to improve or fully restore strength and functionality through simple, precise exercises that don’t take too much time to execute.
"Dr. Noor is very knowledgable and compassionate. He makes you comfortable and at ease from the minute you step into his office to when you leave."
"Clean and modern office, within a couple sessions I could feel my lower back feeling better. They were flexible with my time and Dr. Noor has great bedside manner."
"Dr. Noor is absolutely amazing! He's fixed the numbness that had been going on for months."
"I have been to many chiropractors, however no one beats how Dr.Noor treats his patients. If you are in pain make sure you give this place a visit."
"Dr Noor is an exceptionally talented chiropractor. He really takes care of you from head to toe. He communicates clearly and makes you feel welcomed in his office. "