What Are the Common Causes of Knee Pain?
At Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation, we are proud to serve the local areas of both Houma and Thibodeaux. A chiropractor from our office is capable of treating a variety of common injuries and conditions. One of the most common reasons why patients come to see our practice is knee pain. When it comes to knee pain, there are a few common causes that everyone should know.
A Knee Sprain
Without a doubt, one of the most common causes of knee pain is called a sprain. This happens when the ligaments of the knee, such as the ACL, MCL, PCL, or LCL, are stretched too far. This causes the fibers to tear slightly, leading to pain. This might also lead to bruising or swelling. Some of the common causes of knee pain include awkward steps (such as at the bottom of the stairs), motor vehicle accidents, and sports. As chiropractors, we can perform adjustments on your knee, helping you recover.
Another common cause of knee pain is called tendonitis. Tendonitis develops when there is inflammation at the site where the muscles of the knee join the bones of the leg such as the patella, femur, tibia, and fibula. This inflammation can lead to pain and swelling. Often, this pain gets worse during movement. This type of injury can develop in overuse situations, such as long-distance runners. We will work to get to the root cause of your tendonitis and help you come up with exercises that you can perform to strengthen your knee and remove this stress.
Arthritis in the Knee
Arthritis develops when the cartilage that usually cushions the bones of the leg degrades. This causes the surfaces of the bones to rub against each other, leading to pain. We can take a look at a person’s knee and figure out how to strengthen certain parts of your leg, allowing it to withstand the stress of arthritis. This can improve your mobility.
Contact Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation Today to Make an Appointment
At Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation, we are honored to provide everyone in the Houma and Thibodaux areas with access to a trained and experienced chiropractor. At our practice, knee pain is only one of the numerous issues that we treat on a regular basis. We would be happy to help you and your family as well. If you are looking for a medical provider who will place your needs first, then call us today to make an appointment. We would be happy to help you with all of your healthcare needs.