Frequently Asked Questions about Knee Pain at Beyond Medical
If you're feeling disabled or frustrated by your knee pain, you're probably looking for solutions. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about knee pain and its treatment here at Beyond Medical in Altamonte Springs.
How Common Is Arthritis in the Knee?
Arthritis is the most common cause of knee pain, especially osteoarthritis, in which the knee cartilage wears down and permits bone-on-bone friction. Age, obesity, and extreme overuse of the knees can all promote arthritis.
What Kinds of Soft Tissue Problems Can Cause Knee Pain?
The knee joints are vulnerable to tendinitis, bursitis, sprained or ruptured ligaments, and strained muscles. Repetitive, frequent twisting motions can cause chronic inflammation or acute damage. Symptoms include not only pain and swelling but also popping or clicking sounds in the knee.
What Is Runner's Knee?
Runner's knee is described as pain and/or instability in the patella, or kneecap. The pain may occur around the kneecap or along the outside of the knee, depending on the tissues involved.
What Is Dashboard Knee?
Dashboard knee is an acute injury to the knee that occurs in an auto accident. The knee flies forward and strikes the dashboard, leaving you with inflammation, swelling, and possible damage to ligaments or tendons.
How Does a Musculoskeletal Imbalance Cause Knee Pain?
An unbalanced spinal column can distribute your weight incorrectly, placing undue strain on one knee or the other. Over time, this can lead to chronic pain and premature arthritis.
How Does Your Altamonte Springs Chiropractor Treat Knee Pain Non-Surgically?
Our Altamonte Springs chiropractor will first examine your knee using X-rays and other diagnostic techniques. If your condition can be treated non-surgically, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you. Treatment may include extremity or spinal adjustments, massage therapy, K-Laser (our Class IV laser therapy technology), heat or ice therapy, and electrical muscle stimulation.
How Can You Help Me Take Better Care of My Knees Going Forward?
We may recommend periodic spinal alignment checks to ensure that your body remains balanced. We can also prescribe an exercise routine to help you build up your knee strength, optimize the joint's flexibility, and reduce your risks of injury.
Are You Seeking Knee Pain Solutions? Come to Our Altamonte Springs Clinic
No matter how debilitating your knee pain may be, you'll find it well worth your time to make the trip to Beyond Medical for soothing, all-natural care. Call (407) 261-1001 today to schedule an appointment with our Altamonte Springs chiropractor!