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.