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Knee Pain

The knee joint is made up of bones separated by two discs called menisci. There are multiple ligaments inside and around the joint that hold it together. There are many muscle and tendons that control the motion of the knee joint. Knee pain can be caused by trauma to the knee including sprains of ligaments, strains of muscles and tendons, meniscus tears, fracture, dislocation. Knee pain can also be cause by tendonitis, arthritis, inflammation of the meniscus, bursitis, and nerve entrapment. These problems can be caused by overuse, injury, sports injuries, improper gait, improper alignment, wear and tear and congenital problems.


Iliotibial Band Syndrome

The iliotibial band is specialized ligament on the outside of the knee joint that helps to stabilize the knee. Iliotibial band syndrome is caused by a tight and inflamed iliotibial band and an inflamed bursa below it. The problem arises when there is too much friction between the band and the bones. Symptoms of iliotibial band syndrome can be aching and burning on the knee, localized tenderness to the outside of the knee, a clicking of popping heard and felt with knee range of motion, pain up or down the leg, inflammation of the knee joint, decreased knee range of motion, and abnormal gait.

Causes of Iliotibial band syndrome include failure to stretch or warm up before or after exercise, overuse and exertion, improper form in gait and exercise, flat feet, bowed legs, knee arthritis, limb length inequality, and weakness in the leg muscles.

Knee pain and swelling can persist long after the, initial injuries have healed. Chiropractic care and physical therapy for iliotibial band syndrome can alleviate these chronic symptoms by manipulation of the joint, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and range of motion exercises. Acupuncture also works to alleviate the pain associated with iliotibial band syndrome.


Patella Femoral Syndrome

Patella femoral syndrome, also known as runners knee, is a condition in which there is friction between the patella (knee cap) and the femur bone. Causes of patella femoral syndrome include overuse injury, improperly aligned patella, muscle imbalance, ligament misalignment, and injury. Symptoms include pain, swelling of the knee, inability to exercise and abnormal gait.

Knee pain and swelling can persist long after the, initial injuries have healed. Chiropractic care and physical therapy for iliotibial band syndrome can alleviate these chronic symptoms by manipulation of the joint, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and range of motion exercises. Acupuncture also works to alleviate the pain associated with iliotibial band syndrome.


Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACL) Injuries

The anterior cruciate ligament is a thick ligament within the knee joint that holds the bones together. ACL injuries occur when the person either stops very quickly or changes direction very quickly causing a partial or complete tear of the ligament. Symptoms of ACL injuries include localized pain in the knee and leg, swelling, difficulty walking, decrease range of motion and knee instability.

Knee pain and swelling can persist long after the, initial injuries have healed. Chiropractic care and physical therapy for ACL injuries can alleviate these chronic symptoms by manipulation of the joint, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and range of motion exercises. Acupuncture also works to alleviate the pain associated with ACL injuries.


Posterior Cruciate Ligaments (PCL) Injuries

The posterior cruciate ligament is a thick ligament within the knee joint that holds the bones together. PCL injuries usually occur when the knee is bent and there is a direct strike to the knee such as an accident or a fall. This causes a partial or complete tear of the ligament. Symptoms of PCL injuries include localized pain in the knee and leg, swelling, difficulty walking, decrease range of motion and knee instability.

Knee pain and swelling can persist long after the, initial injuries have healed. Chiropractic care and physical therapy for PCL injuries can alleviate these chronic symptoms by manipulation of the joint, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and range of motion exercises. Acupuncture also works to alleviate the pain associated with PCL injuries.


Collateral Ligaments (MCL & LCL) Injuries

The collateral ligaments are found on both sides of the knee. These are think bands of tissue that hold the bones together and allow motion. Injury to the collateral ligaments usually occurs due to a force that pushes the knee sideways such as an accident of sports injury. Symptoms of collateral ligament injury include localized pain in the knee and leg, swelling, difficulty walking, decrease range of motion and knee instability.

Knee pain and swelling can persist long after the, initial injuries have healed. Chiropractic care and physical therapy for collateral ligament injury can alleviate these chronic symptoms by manipulation of the joint, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and range of motion exercises. Acupuncture also works to alleviate the pain associated with collateral ligament injury.


Meniscal Tears

The Menisci are discs made of connective tissue that cushion and stabilize the knee joint. They are found between the femur and tibia. They reduce friction, and protect the bones. Injury to the menisci cause tears and usually occur from trauma or sports injuries. Symptoms of meniscal tears include pain in the knee, swelling, popping sensation and sound, difficulty in bending and straightening the knee and locking and stiffness of the knee.

Knee pain and swelling can persist long after the, initial injuries have healed. Chiropractic care and physical therapy for meniscal tears can alleviate these chronic symptoms by manipulation of the joint, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and range of motion exercises. Acupuncture also works to alleviate the pain associated with meniscal tears.


Tendon tears and tendonitis of the knee

There are many tendons that control the movement of the knee joint. Tendons attach to the bones allowing muscle contracture to move the joints. Any of the tendons that control knee movement can be torn. Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon. Symptoms of tendon tear include pain, swelling and inability to move the knee in certain directions. Symptoms of tendonitis include pain with range of motion, inflammation, painful muscle contracture, decrease strength, decreased mobility and a crackling sensation along the tendon. Tendon tears are usually caused to an accident, trauma or sports injuries. Tendonitis is usually caused by an overuse injury or other injury.

Knee pain and swelling can persist long after the, initial injuries have healed. Chiropractic care and physical therapy for tendon tears and tendinitis can alleviate these chronic symptoms by manipulation of the joint, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and range of motion exercises. Acupuncture also works to alleviate the pain associated with tendon tears and tendinitis.


Ankle & Foot Pain

The foot and ankle are made of many bones and joints. They allow for abulation and activity and to adapt to uneven terrain. There are many causes of ankle and foot pain. The ankle and foot joints are complex joints that allows flexing and extending the foot and also balancing in stance and gait. Causes of ankle and foot pain include: bursitis, tendonitis, irritated nerves, tarsal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and injuries such as strains and sprains, fracture, stress fracture, dislocation, sports injuries, and overuse injuries.


Ankle Sprain

There are ligaments all around the ankle joint that hold the bones together. A twisting motion of the ankle can cause a partial or complete tear of these ligaments resulting in an ankle sprain. This is usually caused by a trip, fall, trauma, accident or sports injury. Symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain, swelling, bruising, inability to walk and abnormal gait.

Ankle and foot pain and swelling can persist long after the, initial injuries have healed. Chiropractic care and physical therapy for ankle sprains can alleviate these chronic symptoms by manipulation of the joint, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and range of motion exercises. Acupuncture also works to alleviate the pain associated with ankle sprains.


Ankle Strain

There are muscles and tendons all around the ankle joint that allow for standing, walking and motion of the joint. A partial or complete tear of one of the muscles results in an ankle strain. This is usually caused by an overuse injury, trip, fall, trauma, accident or sports injury. Symptoms of an ankle strain include pain, swelling, bruising, inability to walk and abnormal gait.

Ankle and foot pain and swelling can persist long after the, initial injuries have healed. Chiropractic care and physical therapy for ankle strains can alleviate these chronic symptoms by manipulation of the joint, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and range of motion exercises. Acupuncture also works to alleviate the pain associated with ankle strains.


Achilles Tendon Injuries

The Achilles tendon is the tendon in the back of the ankle that allows for rising up on the toes and propulsion forward in gait. This tendon can have a partial or complete tear causing symptoms of pain, swelling, bruising, inability to walk and abnormal gait.

Ankle and foot pain and swelling can persist long after the, initial injuries have healed. Chiropractic care and physical therapy for Achilles tendon injury can alleviate these chronic symptoms by manipulation of the joint, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and range of motion exercises. Acupuncture also works to alleviate the pain associated with Achilles tendon injury.


Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a thick ligament found on the bottom of the foot that stretches from the heel bone to just behind the toes. Its job is to help support the arch. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of this ligament and is caused by stretching and tearing of the ligament. It is usually caused by overuse, improper shoe gear, trauma or congenital flattening arches. Symptoms include pain and burning in the arch or heel when walking and many times after being off the feet like sitting or sleeping.

Ankle and foot pain and swelling can persist long after the, initial injuries have healed. Chiropractic care and physical therapy for plantar fasciitis can alleviate these chronic symptoms by manipulation of the joint, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and range of motion exercises. Acupuncture also works to alleviate the pain associated with plantar fasciitis.

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