Knee Pain

Knee pain can occur at any age.  There are many contributors to knee pain but there are three main common causes of knee pain

  1. Age related 
  2. Direct injury  
  3. Repeated stress

What are some common knee problems?

Common knee problems include sprained or strained ligaments, cartilage tears, tendonitis and arthritis.

Sprained or strained knee ligaments and/or muscles.

A sprained or strained knee ligament or muscle is usually caused by a blow to the knee or a sudden twist of the knee. Symptoms often include pain, swelling, and difficulty in walking.  United Joint & Spine Center treats knee sprain or strains  by using multiple methods including chiropractic care, physical therapy modalities, and cold laser.  

Torn cartilage

Trauma to the knee can tear the menisci which act as shock absorbers and help stabilize the knee. Cartilage tears can often occur with sprains. United Joint & Spine Center treats torn cartilage with multiple methods including chiropractic techniques, physical therapy modalities and cold laser.  

Tendonitis

Inflammation which typically arises from the overuse of tendons in or around the knee.  This usually occurs during activities such as running, jumping, or cycling. Jumper’s Knee is a common knee condition which is tendonitis of the patellar tendon.  United Joint & Spine Center treats tendonitis by using multiple methods including chiropractic care, physical therapy modalities, and cold laser.  

Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis that affects the knee. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process where the cartilage in the joint gradually wears away. It often affects middle-age and older people. Osteoarthritis may be caused by excess stress on the joint such as repeated injury or being overweight. Rheumatoid arthritis can also affect the knees by causing the joint to become inflamed and by destroying the knee cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis often affects persons at an earlier age than osteoarthritis. United Joint & Spine Center effectively treats all types of arthritis and the symptoms caused by arthritis.  

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