At Schilsky Chiropractic, we often treat people with knee pain with chiropractic care. Often times, we see patients who initially believed that they could treat their pain with painkillers, and that they would eventually feel better. Flash forward months later, and there is no improvement in their pain. If you are experiencing knee pain, come to your Jacksonville chiropractor, and we will help assess the cause of your pain, and how it can be treated. Over the next two blogs, we will go over the most common causes of knee pain.
Arthritis is the most common cause of knee joint problems, and can also affect the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The most common arthritis that occurs in the knee is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by the degradation of the joint’s cartilage. Knee arthritis is sometimes caused by deformities, but is most commonly caused by obesity or repeated stress injuries from athletics. Symptoms of arthritis are painful, swollen, stiff, or locking joints.
Injuries to the cartilage
Certain athletes are at particular risk for injuring the cartilage of their kneecaps. This is most often a problem in soccer players, skiers, cyclists, and runners.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Iliotibial Band Syndrome is a very common overuse injury, particularly with runners. The iliotibial band is a ligament on the outside of the thigh that goes from the hip to the shin. When it becomes inflamed or tight, it can limit the range of motion of the knee, and can cause pain, aching, or a burning sensation.
In our next blog, we will continue to go over common causes of knee pain. In the meantime, when you need the assistance of a Jacksonville chiropractor, you can trust Schilsky Chiropractic.