Knee pain is becoming more common for many people. When you experience knee pain, you notice that even the simplest activity or task you do, on a daily basis, becomes difficult. From bending down to pick up a grocery bag, to climbing some stairs, or just getting out of bed in the morning and walking around the house, knee pain has a negative effect on your ability to function. When it comes to knee pain, our team at Innate Life Chiropractic in Palatine is experienced in understanding what the cause is and how to help you heal.
Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain can be due to several, different incidents. Sometimes the injury is obvious or sudden, such as a sports injury. You are able to recognize the cause of the pain immediately. Of course, there are other knee injuries that are more subtle than this. Aside from this, another common cause of knee pain is when the knee cartilage degenerates. This can happen over time, not immediately. Degenerated cartilage can cause arthritis in the knee, resulting in stiffening and inflammation in the joint.
The knee is a complex joint, relying on ligaments and muscles for stability. It is a major weight bearing joint, composed of the following:
- The tibio-femoral joint, located between the thigh and the lower leg;
- The patello-femoral joint, found between the knee cap and the thigh;
- Muscles and ligaments, which provide stability in the knee; and
- The menisci, which are two ring-shaped cartilage discs found in the knee.
When you experience knee pain, it is important that the knee joint is examined. In addition, the low back, pelvis, hip, ankle, and foot should also be looked at. Most often there is a biomechanical and/or neurological issue above or
below the knee. Issues in the low back, pelvis, hip, or ankle can put stress on the knee and cause further injury.
How Knee Pain Affects Daily Life
Knee pain has a direct effect on how you perform daily tasks and activities. This includes using the stairs, sitting down or standing up, and even just walking. Decreasing your activity level, however, can cause issues to your overall physical and mental health, along with making you more likely to get injured. There is some good news, though. Being active can help take pressure off the knees. Overall, it is important to take care of your knees, and to seek help if you are experiencing pain.
Care for Knee Pain at Innate Life Chiropractic
At Innate Life Chiropractic in Palatine, Dr. Nathan will perform an examination, neurospinal scans, and evaluate your posture to determine the cause and location of your knee pain. After comparing the findings our chiropractor will develop a care plan to help heal your knee(s), and provide you with recommendations to lower your risk for possible reoccurrences.
Dr. Nathan will realign the vertebrae in the affected area to increase your range of motion and alleviate the pressure on the spinal nerve. Restoring proper motions in the pelvis and low back will take pressure off of the knee joint. Additionally, Dr. Nathan will evaluate if the knee, ankle, or hip need adjustments as well.
With any injury, whether to the back, neck, or extremity, the last thing you want to do is exacerbate the condition. The same idea applies to healing knee. Our advice is designed to help you perform everyday tasks and responsibilities safely. We focus on healing and relief of the bulging disc, not aggravating it further.
Contact our Palatine Chiropractor for help with your Knee
If you have knee pain then Innate Life Chiropractic is your answer. Schedule an appointment with Innate Life Chiropractic of Palatine, IL, today! Let us help you heal your knee NOW!