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What Is Knee Pain?
"Runner's Knee" is the most common form of knee pain and affects more than 25% of adults.
Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions such as arthritis, gout, and infections can also cause knee pain.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) ("runner's knee") is one of the most common causes of knee pain. The condition results from an imbalance between the muscles that help to guide your kneecap in it's V-shaped groove at the end of your thigh bone. Repeatedly flexing and extending a misaligned kneecap leads to pain, swelling, and eventually arthritis.
PFPS produces a dull pain behind the kneecap that is aggravated by prolonged walking, running, squatting, jumping, star climbing or arising from a seated position. The pain is often worse when walking downhill or down stairs. Longstanding misalignment can cause damage to the cartilage, which results in popping, grinding or giving way.
How We Can Help
Getting you back to normal as soon as possible is our number one goal. To do that, we will likely recommend one or more of the following:
Chiropractic Adjustment to improve flexibility and improve pain.
Myofascial Release to remove long-standing tightness
Therapeutic Exercises to strengthen weak muscles and help hold adjustments