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Knee pain can originate in any of the bone structures that comprise the knee joint, such as the fibula, tibia, or femur. Pain can also arise in the kneecap or the cartilage and ligaments of the knee known as the meniscus. Pain may be diffused or localized. For example, a torn meniscus will be characterized with pain in one specific location. In general, the location of knee pain varies depending which structure is involved. Other symptoms of knee pain include swelling, stiffness, redness, locking of the knee and restriction of motion. For more information contact Bankers Hall Chiropractic in Downtown Calgary today at (403) 243-0111.
Knee pain is either caused by acute injuries such as a torn ligament, medical condition like arthritis and overuse conditions, such as patellar syndromes and bursitis. The most acute injuries include ligament injuries and meniscus injuries. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is often sports-related.
Medical conditions that cause knee pain are rheumatoid arthritis, gout and septic arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that may cause severe pain in the knee joint. Septic arthritis can become infected and lead to knee pain.
One very common condition that causes knee pain is patellar tendinitis. This is an inflammation of the tendons connecting the kneecap to the lower leg. Patellar tendinitis is a chronic condition often found in people who actively repeat the same motion, such as cyclists and runners. Osteoarthritis may also cause knee pain. This condition is a wearing down of the knee joint due to overuse.
Chiropractic care for knee pain is an excellent option. Chiropractic adjustments to the knee are very gentle and are painless. There is no twisting or bending to the knee, only a small impulse into the joint. It does not take a lot of force to realign the joint. In conjunction with knee adjustments, we use shockwave therapy for the treatment of acute and chronic knee pain at Bankers Hall Chiropractic. It is an FDA approved and non-invasive treatment that reduces knee pain and recovery time. There’s no numbing agents or risk of infection. A wand is placed on the injured area to send acoustic waves to the injured tissues. Shockwave treatment increase nutrient and oxygenated blood to enhance the body’s natural healing process. It reduces pain and increases range of motion. Typically, the wand is used for five to 10 minutes, and you can resume your daily regular activities afterwards. We may also recommend that you limit your exercise and sports activities until your knee pain is completely gone. Plus, we offer lifestyle advice for the prevention of knee injuries.
Whether you’re suffering from knee pain due to an injury, medical condition or overuse, call us at Bankers Hall Chiropractic in Downtown Calgary to schedule an appointment. You can contact us at (403) 243-0111. We’ll do a complete evaluation of the afflicted area for an accurate diagnosis. Then, we’ll set up an individualized treatment plan just for you.