Knee Pain

Common Causes of Knee Pain and How We Can Help

Knee pain is one of the most common debilitating ailments and affects thousands of adults throughout the country. It is often caused by wear and tear emanating from daily chores like standing, bending, lifting, and walking. Sports athletes and athletic people who engage in vigorous exercises like quick pivoting or jumping are more susceptible to knee pain issues. The common causes of knee pain are due to injury, aging, or repeated stress on or around the knee. If you are suffering from knee pain, our team at West Knoxville Medical and Chiropractic is here to get you back to living pain-free.

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Causes of Knee Pain

Knee pain complications can arise from mechanical problems, injuries, arthritis, and other issues. Knee pain ranges from mild to chronic. In most cases, chronic pain requires thorough treatment to eliminate the problem. It's also imperative to note that overweight or obese people are at high risk of developing knee complications. A knee joint comprises bone, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons that can be injured and inflamed. Here are some of the causes of knee pain that our team can help with.

Knee bursitis: Bursae is a small sac of fluid located within your knee joint cushioning pressure points between your bones, muscles, and tendons mitigating friction. When these bursae become inflamed, it culminates in knee pain.

Patellar tendinitis: This is an inflammation or irritation of the patellar tendons which attach muscles to the bones. It is familiar to cyclists, skiers, and runners engaging in sporting activities.

Torn meniscus: Meniscus is comprised of tough rubber cartilage, which acts as a shock absorber between your thighbone and shinbone. When you twist your knee abruptly, the meniscus can rapture while exerting weight on it, causing knee pain.

Frozen knee: Locked knee occurs when you experience difficulty in straightening or bending your knee. This malfunction can get triggered by a prevailing inflammation, meniscal tear, or a previous injury.

Dislocated knee: This is a type of knee injury that happens when there is a joint disruption between the tibia and femur. Knee dislocation rarely occurs, but it is a severe injury that can damage blood vessels, nerves, and ligaments, exposing both the joint and entire leg at risk.

Strains and sprains: Strains mostly occur due to overuse of a joint. Sprains often result from falls or collisions from physical activities. Strains and sprains cause tenderness, swelling, and pain in the affected regions, impeding mobility.

How Our Chiropractor Can Help

Dr. Nathan Leavitt will help eliminate the need for painkillers for your knee pain. We will conduct a diagnostic examination to find the cause of your pain. From there, we can start aligning your knee joint through the use of a variety of therapeutic techniques, such as spinal adjustment, trigger-point therapy, posture correction, and low-level laser therapy treatment.

Contact Us for Quality Care in Knoxville, TN

If you are suffering from knee pain in Knoxville or the surrounding area, our team at West Knoxville Medical and Chiropractic is here to help. We offer corrective pain relief care to restore your body to its optimal level. No matter if you just had an injury or if you've had knee pain for quite some time, we can provide you with the treatment you need. Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your knee pain. 

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