Many people are becoming more active this time of year with jogging and brisk walks being at the top of the list. Every year at around this time we see a greater number of patients complaining of knee pain due to their increased activity.
There are several possible causes for the knee pain you may be experiencing. If you have pain behind the knee cap you may notice that climbing stairs or even walking downstairs increases that pain. Pain deep inside of the knee may become worse as you bend into a squatted position. There are also times when knee pain is on the sides of the knee or behind the knee and you may experience a worsening while walking on uneven terrain or being active for prolonged periods of time.
It may be great news for you to know that chiropractic adjustments to the feet and knees can really make a positive impact on those knee pains you may be suffering with.
The knee is a “hinge joint” similar to the hinge on a door. Unlike the hip or shoulder joints which can move in multiple planes of motion the knee is designed to only move in one plane (flex and extend). Because of this the knee becomes vulnerable when the foot, leg or hip becomes abnormally rotated or misaligned.
A healthy functioning knee depends on the feet, leg and hip bones being properly aligned. When any of those bones lose their healthy alignment you may experience symptoms of pain, stiffness or popping in the knee joint.
Do not allow your knee problem continue without having its alignment corrected. This is because when knee misalignments are left untreated the cartilage (meniscus) inside the joint will start to wear down. This is commonly known as degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis.
Maintaining healthy joint alignment in your feet, legs and hips is one of the most important things you can do to proactively prevent against degenerative arthritis in the knee joint.
Chiropractic Hand & Foot Clinics Of America™ doctors take great pride in being specially trained and equipped to successfully treat most musculoskeletal knee conditions. They will do a full assessment of the feet, knees and hips to ensure an accurate diagnosis and recommend the necessary care to achieve the quickest and most thorough correction of your knee condition. If you or somebody you know suffers with knee problems please refer them to this website for more information on how they can better manage their knee condition.