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. Even the most basic daily activities require our knees, which is why it is important to always seek treatment as soon as possible when it comes to our muscles and joints because if left untreated, the condition can certainly worsen. When it comes to knee pain, the negative effects can impact your everyday life. Therefore, if you are experiencing knee pain, it is essential to seek help from a knee pain specialist so they can perform a comprehensive exam and determine the cause of your injury. This will allow your knee pain specialist to provide the best treatment possible to ensure long lasting results.
At BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine in Los Angeles, Dr. Arash Noor helps patients identify the source of knee pain and overcome it. You can count on our team to do everything it takes to ensure you receive the best treatment possible for your injury. To learn more about how we can help relieve your knee pain and increase your mobility, contact us today!
What Causes Knee Pain?
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:
- Sprain or strain
- Patellofemoral syndrome (front knee pain)
- IT band syndrome
- Septic arthritis (knee infection)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
What Can Make Knee Pain Worse?
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.
How Do Rehabilitative Exercises Help?
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.
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If you are currently living with knee pain, it is important to know that you don’t have to just deal with it, reduce your activity level, or start taking pain medication. It is best to consider chiropractic treatment for knee pain, as we are able to get to the underlying cause of the pain and use a combination of techniques and advanced technology to help alleviate the pain and improve your mobility.
When it comes to knee pain treatment, every patient is different. Therefore, after a thorough examination, our team will come up with a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs. If you are experiencing knee pain and it has limited your daily function when it comes to activities or tasks, then it is time to seek help. Contact our team at BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine for a consultation with a Los Angeles knee pain specialist!