Knee Pain Chiropractic Wellness Treatments

Knee pain is a fairly common issue among all age groups, affecting about a third of young adults while just over half of older adults report knee pain in the previous month. There are many different reasons someone may experience knee pain, including injury, disease, and normal age-related degeneration. Finding professional care for knee pain at our Palm Beach chiropractic wellness center can provide relief from knee pain as well as reduce the risk of further complications.

Knee Pain

Common Causes of Knee Pain

Knee pain has many different causes and some are more common among young people, while others are more common among older adults. Among younger people, work or sports-related injuries are more common while among older people, osteoporosis and arthritis are the most common causes. Overall, just a few of the most specific causes of knee pain may include:

    • Patellar Tendinitis (inflammation of the tendon that connects the knee to the shin)
    • Osgood-Schlatter Disease (a condition that causes inflammation of the patellar ligament just below the knee; most common in teenagers)
    • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (inflammation that causes pain on the outside of the knee)
    • Patellar Dislocation aka Dislocated Kneecap
    • Bursitis (inflammation of the lubricating tissue within the knee)
    • ACL Injury (a tear in the ligament that connects the thigh to the shin)
    • Arthritis (including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, and gout)
    • Accidents (from sports, work, falls, etc.)

These are just a few of the most common causes of knee pain, but there are many more issues that can result in knee pain. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis for the cause of knee pain so that therapies or treatment can be selected to provide the maximum relief in the shortest time possible.

Diagnosing Knee Pain

The sooner an accurate diagnosis can be performed, the sooner treatment can begin. At our Palm Beach chiropractic and wellness center, our goal is to quickly and professionally determine the exact cause of knee pain so that we can begin tailoring a customized treatment plan for the individualized needs of every client. Some treatments are more or less effective for certain issues, so knowing the cause can improve treatment outcomes and shorten the time it takes to provide our clients with relief from knee pain.

We use the latest and most effective therapies for treating knee pain. We use a range of techniques due to the fact that the causes of knee pain are so varied. For example, knee pain caused by nerve or tendon issues may be more responsive to laser therapy or acupuncture, whereas knee pain caused by muscular or skeletal issues may be more responsive to massage and physical therapy.

Knee pain can be very disruptive in someone’s life, sometimes even debilitating. That being said, some causes of knee pain will heal on their own and do not necessarily need treatment. On the other hand, there are some conditions that require treatment if someone wants the pain to improve. More than relief, there are some conditions that will worsen over time if someone does not seek treatment. Some signs that the cause of knee pain may lead to further complications can include:

    • Knee Swelling or Redness
    • Mobility Issues, Including Knee Buckling or Locking
    • Severe Pain Even When Not Putting Weight on the Knee
    • Numbness, Tingling, or Blue Color in the Calf Below the Knee
    • Pain Persist After A Week

These are just a few of the signs that knee pain may be an indicator of a more serious issue. Failure to seek treatment while experiencing any of these issues could lead to complications later on. Getting professional care can not only reduce the pain in the short term, but it may also reduce the risk of serious problems in the future.

Questions Your Palm Beach County Chiropractor May Ask

We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive care in the most timely manner possible. While many treatment centers will default to expensive and time-consuming scans such as MRIs, X-rays, and CT scans, we will start simply and work our way up to those if necessary. Some issues require medical scans, but there are many knee pain issues that can be diagnosed quickly, effectively, and at a lower cost with a simple set of questions. Some of the simple but direct questions our wellness professionals can ask to diagnose the cause of knee pain may include:

    • Is the pain equal regardless of the weight put on the knee?
    • Do you hear or feel a popping sound or sensation when moving the knee?
    • Is there a “catching” or “sticking” sensation when moving the knee?
    • Do you experience weakness in your knee?
    • Have you felt any numbness or tingling in or around your knee?

These questions can not only save money and time, but they will allow treatment to begin sooner and our clients to experience relief from knee pain as soon as possible. If you have been experiencing knee pain, come visit our Palm Beach chiropractic wellness center and see how we can help free you from knee pain, improve your mobility, and help you prevent further knee issues in the future.