Learn about knee pain
Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain is often associated with general wear and tear from daily activities, but also may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Some medical conditions such as arthritis and gout can also cause knee pain.
Many types of minor knee pain respond well to self-care measures. Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and knee braces also can help relieve knee pain. In some cases, however, your knee may require surgical repair. Whether an individual’s knee pain is caused by ageing or injury, It can be a nuisance and even debilitating in some circumstances.
Signs and Symptoms?
- Swelling and stiffness
- Redness and warmth
- Loss of balance
- Popping or clicking
- Locked knee
How knee pain can affect you?
Knee pain can affect your mobility overall. Try to avoid sudden movements requiring the knee to change direction quickly. Discontinue any workouts requiring the use of your knees or legs until things improve, or until you have a better understanding of what activities and movements are likely to aggravate your symptoms. However, it’s important to keep the joints moving to prevent stiffness and additional problems. Your Chiropractor or Physiotherapist can provide further direction to ensure you stay safe.
What causes knee pain?
- Torn ligament injuries: the most common ligament injury is an ACL injury. This typically occurs in people who play basketball, soccer or other sports that require sudden changes in direction
- Fractures: During a fall or motor vehicle accident the bones of the knee including the patella can be broken causing pain. People whose bones have been weakened by osteoporosis can also sustain knee fractures.
- Torn meniscus: the meniscus acts a shock absorber formed of rubbery cartilage.With sudden twists to the knee while weight bearing on it the meniscus can get torn.
- Some knee injuries can cause inflammation in the bursae, which is a small sac filled with fluid that cushions the outside of the knee joint so that the knee can glide smoothly. This inflammation can lead to pain with bending the knee.
- Patellar tendonitis is an irritation to the tendon usually found in runners, skiers, cyclists and those involved in jumping sports and activities.
- Growing pain.
How Chiropractors Can Help You with Knee Pain?
Chiropractic adjustments can help sore knees and are most effective when combined with complementary corrective exercise. Knee pain is commonly caused by muscle imbalances and structural misalignment around the hip, knee, and ankle joints brought on by poor posture, overuse & repetitive stress, and physical trauma. Chiropractic adjustments of the hips, spine, and the patellofemoral joint can help to mobilize the joints back into the proper alignment for your body.
This can alleviate joint stress, reduce inflammation, and facilitate healing of the joint and surrounding soft tissue. When combined with corrective exercises that complement and reinforce your adjustments, treatment can be very effective. Depending on the nature of the injury or symptom, the Chiropractor may employ a variety of techniques to reduce pain and promote function. No one approach is appropriate for every injury or every person, therefore a thorough assessment and treatment plan unique to each individual is vital to maximizing recovery.
- Maintain a healthy weight and a healthy diet
- Wear supportive, stable, well-fitted shoes
- Keep legs, hips and core muscles strong – be smart about exercise
- Gently and regularly stretch the muscles that support your knees - include balance and stability training
- Avoid kneeling on hard surfaces without knee pads
- Respect your body – keep it moving, rest it when it is tired!
"This is my first time seeking chiropractic services and I have been very impressed with Pillars of Wellness. I have found them to be very caring, professional and knowledgeable. I have had severe back pain for quite a while. Within a few weeks, my chiropractor was able to reduce my pain quite a lot so that I could finally get through a day without constant pain. After a couple of months, I am more and more pain-free and plan to continue with Pillars of Wellness" - Linda Dwyer
I have been recommended to go to Pillars of Wellness because I suffered from a recent injury resulting from outdoor activities. The whole staff are very professional and very caring. Great Chiropractor! Very diligent and went above and beyond for me. Never charged me for the extra time she spent with me. She suggested to combine my treatment with her, doing Acupuncture which was done by a Naturopath. After a few sessions, my pain has reduced considerably. I strongly recommend Pillars of Wellness. They are compassionate and worked collaboratively to help me get better and faster. Thank you so much! - Arthur Portmann
Why Pillars of Wellness?
At Pillars of Wellness, in Burlington, Ontario, we are proud to provide a truly integrated care approach that employs a variety of treatments to achieve a faster recovery. Our clinic offers various services such as physiotherapy, chiropractic, naturopathy, counselling, occupational therapy, yoga therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nutrition.
With multiple services and specialties in one place, you’ll get the best care possible — without having to look elsewhere. Pillars of Wellness is your one-stop-health solution, located right here in Burlington.
Last but not least, chiropractic is typically covered under most extended health insurance plans. If you do not have coverage or have exceeded your coverage limits, you can consult with our Physiotherapists.