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The causes of knee pain

kneepainKnee pain is distressing and upsetting, and can easily be caused by problems with movement, wear and tear, or simply an injury which occurred out of the blue. If you do experience pain of any kind which is felt in the knee area, you won’t need us to tell you how bad it can be. There are varying degrees of course, like any kind of pain, but our knees are our biggest joints, which help us move and give us stability; when there is pain here, you feel it throughout your body.

The fact that knee pain is such a common condition tells you a lot about the many different causes. This can be a repetitive movement, a sporting injury, a chronic condition, such as osteoporosis for example, but the fact remains that they are plentiful.

The good news is that this pain can be minimised by seeking help quickly. Here at Eastern Chiropractic we are committed to helping those suffering from pain in the knee area, diagnosing the cause and the exact nature of the problem, and then administering effective treatment as a result. Balwyn chiropractor, Nereo Rigoni, has years of experience in dealing with knee problems, and the ways in which to reduce the pain, and treat the problem.

Preventing an injury in the first place is the best course of treatment, however this can’t always be done. Sometimes, as we’ve mentioned, it’s a simple twist and nothing more, but other times it can be something which is more prevalent. An injury to the front, back, inside, or outside of the knee can cause severe pain, almost like a toothache niggle, which needs treatment to prevent the problem from worsening. Referred pain from another part of the body, such as the lower back or hips, can cause problems with the knees and create pain, and a mechanical issue with the feet can cause put pressure on the knees, due to the way you walk.

There are more severe causes for knee pain also, which may need referral to a specialist in order to treat them effectively. These can range from infection, inflammatory arthritis, or osteoporosis.

Osgood-Schlatter’s Syndrome, a Baker’s cyst, cruciate ligament injury, or medial collateral ligament sprain, these are also causes of knee pain which require treatment.

On top of this, a problem with the bursae, which is the area which surrounds the knee and provides lubrication, can cause pain. The meniscus is an area of the knee which can tear quite easily, usually caused by a sharp turn or blow to the leg. A complication of this can come from fragments of bone breaking free and moving into the knee, causing pain and further swelling.

As you can see, there are many different possible reasons for joint pain, and it’s important to pin-point the correct one before treatment begins. If you are at all concerned about knee pain, or you are in the middle of a troublesome episode, call the practice now on 9857 4503 to arrange an appointment. We can help you rid yourself of knee pain for good.

The ‘right’ kind of knee injury

knee probWe all know that sustaining a knee injury is not a good thing, in fact it is officially ‘not a good thing at all’. Knee injuries are painful, take a long time to heal, and could potentially leave the sufferer with ongoing chronic pain and discomfort – you can see why anyone who sustains such an injury quickly gets that look of fear in their eyes at the realisation that they have a knee problem.

For professional athletes, certain types of knee injury can end a career, or at least hamper performance to the point where it is never the same as before. No matter how much you train and prepare your body for the rigours and trials it will go through during a sporting career, it only takes one wrong twist or a freak occurrence to cause a problem which could have a seriously negative effect.

There is no right or wrong kind of injury, but a meniscus tear injury, a fairly common one, is actually one particular knee complaint which can be put right. Obviously, this depends on severity, but the long road to recovery does have a shining beam of light at the end of it, and it’s not always down to surgery.

Here at Balance Chiropractic we are committed to helping people from all walks of life, with a huge range of different problems, and we see and treat many individuals with meniscus tear injuries, treating them in a totally conservative way. If an injury can avoid surgery, then we implement a series of exercises and rehabilitation methods to get the sufferer back to their best as quickly as possible. Epping chiropractor, Dr Gus Gunther, has treated countless people with this particular problem, and has a success rate to give you serious hope of getting back to your very best.

Treatment is instant, with icing of the area to prevent excessive swelling and to reduce pain. Once the initial swelling has gone down, a range of rehabilitation exercises are implemented and reviewed on a regular basis. This is a very delicate area and a delicate injury to treat, so checking for adverse effects is highly important. As the knee gets stronger and the muscles build up to support the healing injury, a slow reintroduction of daily activities begins, until the individual is eventually back to a normal range of movements and activities. This isn’t a quick process, but it is one that yields considerable success.

If you are worried about the effects of an injury you have sustained recently, don’t delay and call the practice now on (02) 9868 2509 to arrange an appointment. Quick assessment, diagnosis, and treatment is imperative in these cases, and once this has been done, you can start the long road to recovery, which with the help of highly effective chiropractic methods, can certainly give you much hope that your injury will not only be treated, but won’t leave you with lasting chronic pain and discomfort.