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Knee Pain Specialist

Arash Noor, DC, CCSP, CSCS, EMT-R -  - Chiropractor

BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine

Arash Noor, DC, CCSP, CSCS, EMT-R

Chiropractor & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA

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.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

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:

  • Sprain or strain
  • Patellofemoral syndrome (front knee pain)
  • IT band syndrome
  • Septic arthritis (knee infection)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout

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.