Knee Pain Relief
Move With Ease By Relieving That Knee Pain – Your Questions About Knee Pain, Answered
Do your knees feel painful, stiff, or even weak that they may buckle underneath you without warning?
Knee pain can be a big downer, especially when it’s keeping you from being on the playing field or the dance stage? If you’re experiencing knee pain, physiotherapy and chiropractic care can help get to the root of your problem safely and comfortably. So book an appointment with Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation to relieve your knee pain and spare you the need for potentially harmful medication or surgical correction.
How will physiotherapy and chiropractic care help me with my knee pain?
The physiotherapy and chiropractic treatments at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation can help to greatly reduce your knee pain and make it stronger. Our Oakville, ON physiotherapists and chiropractor will examine your knee to get to the root of the problem. In some cases, problems at your back, hip, or ankle can be causing pain at your knees. Alternatively, structural damage in your knee or other tissue sensitivity may be contributors to knee pain. In most cases, our physiotherapists and chiropractor can relieve your pain altogether, sparing you the need for potentially harmful medication or surgical correction.
During your physical exam, your therapist will move your back and hip, assess your stance, posture, gait, and range of motion, and check for structural damage using special orthopedic tests. Once complete, your physiotherapist or chiropractor will prescribe a plan for you that will focus on quick pain relief and other symptom modification through the application of one or more of specific movements, manual techniques, therapeutic modalities like acupuncture, and advice specific to your case. Afterward, recovery of function becomes important, and it will involve your physiotherapist or chiropractor expanding your treatment plan to include strengthening of your knee. These exercises may vary depending on your condition; for example, research has demonstrated that those suffering from patellofemoral stress syndrome (kneecap pain) tend to respond better to exercises that focus on strengthening both the hips and knees, rather than just focusing on the knees alone. Ultimately, you will start doing some activity-specific or sport-specific exercises before transitioning into a gradual (re-) exposure to your activity or sport until you are participating fully again.
What should I know about my knee pain?
Your knee is a hinge joint, confined to forward-and-backward motions. Individually, your knees support more weight than the hips, 6 times your body weight when doing a squat. Proper movement of both your hips and knees allows complicated motions giving you the ability to stand, walk, run, and dance without falling over.
In a large proportion of people with knee pain (approximately 25%), the lower back may be the source of origin, and it should be screened first. Once the spine is cleared, your therapist will rule in or out typical conditions to the joint, like arthritis or degenerative joint disease and meniscal tears, or soft tissues surrounding the joint, like patella tendinitis, iliotibial band friction syndrome, or muscle strains.
So, what’s causing my knee pain?
Pain felt in the knees may originate in the joint itself, or it may also be a result of an underlying condition in another part of the body. For example, your lower back, hips, knees, and ankles are part of the same kinetic chain, meaning they make up a combination of weight-bearing joints that must function together in harmony in order for your body to function properly. Therefore, a problem with your back, hip, or ankle joint may transmit abnormal forces to your knees, and vice versa. If one part of the kinetic chain is out of balance, stress or strain may be placed on another.
Relieve your knee pains today
Book an appointment at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation today to meet with one of our dedicated Oakville, ON physiotherapists or chiropractor.
It is time to take a stand against your knee pain – get started on the path toward long-lasting pain-free function today! Your hips will be glad you did.