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Knee Pain Treatment (Patellofemoral Syndrome)
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Have you ever experienced knee pain when running? Do you find it difficult to move around and perform simple activities? That kind of pain could be a sign of patellofemoral pain syndrome, otherwise known as knee pain.
This musculoskeletal condition can easily affect your daily activities and quality of life. For instance, you may experience a limited range of motion or an inability to perform daily activities. Through chiropractic adjustments for knee pain, can reduce the discomfort and inflammation. At LifeClinic, we identify the root cause of your pain and help you identify risk factors.
Before we develop a treatment program, you’ll undergo medical tests so we can get a clearer picture of your condition. Moreover, we’ll ask about your medical history and lifestyle. This way, we can provide you with a chiropractic treatment plan that best suits your needs. Our focus is on improving your overall health so you can quickly get back to your normal way of life.
We can also address any issues that you might face during treatment. Together, we can prevent your condition from developing into a more severe case.
LifeClinic aims to restore, maintain, and optimize human function through our various chiropractic, physical therapy, and rehabilitation services. Let our team kickstart your journey to recovery. Choose us and we’ll work together to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Treat Knee Pain with Chiropractic Care and Physical Therapy
Our chiropractors and physical therapists use different methods to treat knee pain. These include:
Chiropractic Treatment for Knee Pain
Chiropractic care involves sing non-invasive techniques to treat knee pain. It can serve as an alternative to painkillers or other prescription drugs that some patients use.
- Spinal Adjustments – A misaligned spine can place added pressure on joints, such as your knees. With spinal adjustments, you can realign your bones and joints.
- Trigger Point Therapy – Pain points are present in different areas of the body. Through remedial massage therapy, applying pressure to these areas can help alleviate pain and discomfort.
- Nutritional Counseling – Your diet also plays a role in your recovery, and your chiropractor may recommend lifestyle changes to help you manage your weight.
Chiropractic Care: An Alternative to Painkillers
Some patients take painkillers and other prescription drugs to reduce knee pain. But through chiropractic care, you can manage knee pain without experiencing any side effects.
- Personalized Treatment Plans – Our chiropractors will ask about your condition, medical background, and history with knee pain. We will also run tests for an accurate diagnosis to create a personalized treatment plan.
- Holistic & Preventative Care – Through our comprehensive and results-oriented chiropractic methods, you can focus on regaining optimal health. We combine our methods with physical therapy and rehabilitation.
- Muscle Tension Release – Pain is usually felt when extra pressure is exerted on a part of your body. Through chiropractic procedures, you can reduce pressure on your knees.
Physical Therapy for Knee Pain
Consulting a physical therapist starts with an interview. We’ll ask about your lifestyle and medical history. Then, you’ll undergo different tests to help us diagnose your condition.
- Palpation – Our physical therapists will assess the condition of your knees and determine how it responds to different pressure applications.
- Strength & Balancing Assessments – Our assessment tests will take a closer look at strength, balance, and endurance so you can reduce stress on your knees.
- Range of Motion Measurement – We use special instruments to determine how far you can bend or straighten your knee.
Regain Mobility with Physical Therapy Treatment
We follow various methods to treat knee pain. These include:
- Motion Exercises – We can recommend stretching exercises to reduce tension, improve knee mobility, and restore normal function.
- Muscle Strengthening – Muscle weakness and improper balance could be the cause of your knee pain. We can suggest a muscle strengthening regimen to enhance the function of your core and lower extremities.
- Assistive Devices – Assistive devices such as a brace or walking aid may be recommended to help improve your range of movement.
Frequently Asked Questions About Knee Pain
Patellofemoral pain syndrome, or simply knee pain, is a condition marked by pain felt in front or behind the knee, or around the kneecap (patella). Some doctors call it “runner’s knee”.
The most common symptom of runner’s knee is pain felt in and around the kneecap. You may also experience pain after sitting for a long time with your knees bent. Upon taking a closer look, you may also notice your knees swelling or turning stiff.
There are various causes of knee pain: mechanical problems, injuries, or medical conditions. Mechanical issues may include dislocation of the kneecap, degeneration of bones or cartilage, and hip or foot pain.
Knee pain may also be the result of a knee injury, a fracture caused by falls or collisions, or inflammations in the bursae. Medical conditions can also result in knee pain, such as osteoarthritis, gout, or the build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints. It may also be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis.
If you’re curious about how to get rid of knee pain, the treatment will depend on the severity of the pain and its cause. Mild cases can be treated with home remedies and the RICE method — Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. In some cases, doctors may prescribe medication and recommend chiropractic exercises for knee pain.
Patients often ask: can patellofemoral syndrome be cured? Chiropractors and physical therapists can help address joint pain and prescribe the right treatment, such as hands-on spinal manipulation and mobility exercises. Rehabilitation programs may also be conducted to help you regain normal knee function.
LifeClinic: Your Partner for Recovery
Get treatment for patellofemoral pain syndrome at LifeClinic. We offer chiropractic care, physical therapy, and joint rehabilitation programs. Our team can help you restore proper body functions, maintain overall health, and optimize human function.
Learn more about your condition and get a chiropractic treatment plan that best suits your needs. Schedule an appointment with us today.