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Knee Pain

Knee pain can be a result of injury, overstretching, twisting, overuse of the knee or a degeneration of the knee joint, often with age.  Strains and sprains are very common in the knee joint as it absorbs the impact from walking, running and jumping.  Damage to the muscles, tendons or ligaments in the knee is often a result of injury or overuse.  Other problems such as a build up of fluid on the knee joint or a tear in the protective cushioning in the knee, known as the meniscus, can be a result of sport or work which has a high impact on the knee.  Other conditions such as arthritis and gout can affect the knee, resulting in swelling, lack or mobility and pain.


Many things can reduce the risk of sustaining a knee injury.  In daily life, it helps to maintain good posture, wear shoes that are easy to walk in, keep weight to a healthy level and exercise regularly to minimize wear and tear on the joint by keeping it mobile and supported by strong muscles.  When carrying out high impact activities such as sport and heavy physical work it helps to warm up beforehand and to wear shoes that cushion the impact on your knees.  For work that requires kneeling, bending the knees frequently or for long periods, make sure any protective equipment such as knee pads are available and take regular breaks.


Many knee problems are manageable with rest, elevation, compression and painkillers.  For specific diseases such as arthritis or gout, a doctor will advise on how to manage the condition. Most knee pain therapy involves a conservative approach.  Most knee pain responds very well to a combination of non-invasive treatments such as chiropractic adjustments, applying heat or cold, exercise to strengthen the muscles that support the knee and temporarily restraining from activities that aggravate the knee pain.


I love golf! I play at least a couple times per week. But it wasn't always that way. A few years ago I started getting sharp pain in my hip when I would swing. I tried changing the mechanics of my swing, ice, heat, message, but nothing seemed to help the pain. In fact, it kept getting worse. It got to the point where I wasn't even able to play the game I love. It wasn't until I starting getting Chiropractic Adjustments from Dr. Dylan that I started getting relief from my pain. Dr. Dylan put me on a treatment plan that included some things I could do at home. Within just a few weeks I was back on the course!

Anthony Lee
Fort Collins, Colorado