The knee is one of the largest and most complex weight-bearing joints in the body. The knee joins the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia), along with a smaller bone that runs alongside the tibia (fibula) and the kneecap (patella). Between the femur and tibia are two C-shaped pieces of cartilage called the medial and lateral menisci which acts as shock absorbers. Ligaments connect the bones to one another. Tendon connects the leg muscles to the bone. Together ligaments and tendons provide stability to the knee. Fluid-filled sacs called bursa help the knee move smoothly. Problems can arise with any one or more of these knee structures and cause signs and symptoms of pain, discomfort, instability, swelling, and/or grinding.
Everyday activities such as picking up the grandkids, going up and down the stairs, a walk in the park, or getting in and out of the bed can be difficult with knee pain. Knee pain can be quite disabling and affect our everyday activity. Not only restricted to athletes, knee pain can affect a variety of the population from the typical hard-workers to elderly and can affect one or both knees.
Common knee problems seen in practice include sprains or tears of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral ligament), torn meniscus, patellar tendonitis, knee bursitis, iliotibial band syndrome, and knee osteoarthritis, a wear- and-tear condition. Other factors that can contribute to knee problems include carrying excess weight, decondition muscles and joints, heavy physical work, and previous knee injuries. If you suffer from any of the following types of pain to your knee, you may benefit from chiropractic treatment.
Using a combination of techniques including soft tissue therapy (i.e. deep tissue massage, instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy), chiropractic manipulations/ mobilizations, kinesiotaping, tailored low-impact rehab exercises, lifestyle and/or nutritional guidance can provide tremendous relief. Chiropractic can alleviate any knee pain or discomfort you may be experiencing and help you on the road to recovery so you can return back to your daily activities pain-free Give us a call at (604) 496-0626, email at info@paradisechiropractic, or book online at https://paradisechiropractic.janeapp.com