What is a dislocated kneecap and why does it happen? The patella, otherwise known as the knee cap, is a bone that sits in the front of the knee joint. When the knee bends and straightens the patella provides extra support and acts as leverage to provide more power and stability to the knee joint.… Continue reading Patella Dislocation / Dislocated Kneecap
Category: Knee Pain & Sports Chiropractic
Knee pain from Osgood-Schlatters?
What is Osgood-Schlatters? Osgood-Schlatter disease is a childhood injury caused by repetitive use. Too much activity without enough rest causes pain and inflammation just below the knee cap. This condition often affects children who are undergoing or are just experiencing the end of a growth spurt. Sports with repetitive running, jumping, and cutting are the… Continue reading Knee pain from Osgood-Schlatters?
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Patellofemoral pain syndrome, otherwise known as PFPS, is a condition caused by inflammation, irritation, or overuse of the patella tendon. The patella tendon attaches the patella to the tibia or head of the shin. PFPS may start from overuse or acute injury. Common symptoms include pain with jumping, walking up and down stairs, climbing, or… Continue reading Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
What is knee OA? Knee osteoarthritis is generally known as “wear and tear” of the knee joint. Although the knee is a common location for arthritis, it can happen in any joint. Arthritis is associated with swelling, tenderness, and stiffening of the joint. Arthritis can happen at any age but it is most common as… Continue reading Knee Osteoarthritis
How chiropractic can help improve your knee pain
Chiropractic can help improve knee pain by providing a variety of treatment options including muscle work, therapeutic exercise, chiropractic adjustments, treating muscle imbalances, and improving mobility restrictions in the hip and ankle. The key is to find a certified sports chiropractor who specializes in these fields and offers these types of treatments. Chiros in Motion… Continue reading How chiropractic can help improve your knee pain