At Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic in Nanaimo, BC, we provide chiropractic care for many conditions, including headaches, shoulder pain, lower back pain, osteoarthritis, sports injuries, auto accidents, joint pain, and knee pain. Knee pain is very common. The knees are crucial to moving around throughout the day, so it is extremely hard to ignore it when they hurt, and the pain may be debilitating.
There are numerous possible causes of knee pain depending on your health and lifestyle, including injuries, arthritis, wear and tear, and many others. The best way to get to the root cause of your knee pain is to visit our chiropractor, who will examine you and map out the best course of treatment for you.
A considerable percentage of knee pain is actually from osteoarthritis, which is a result of normal wear and tear of the joints. The pain from osteoarthritis increases with activity, during which time the joints swell and become warm. Another symptom of osteoarthritis is stiffness of the knee in the morning.
If the symptoms of your knee pain persist after caring for it at home with ice and elevation, you should call our clinic. We will advise you on what steps to take next.
A meniscal injury refers to a tear in the rubbery cartilage in your knee joint. Your knee will be locked in a particular position, or click and grind as it moves. There will be swelling, and the knee may also give way while standing or walking.
Chronic knee pain is usually dull and builds up over a period of time, due to conditions like arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, patellofemoral syndrome, or iliotibial band syndrome. Acute pain is sharp and hard to ignore, usually the result of injuries, dislocations, tendon ruptures, and torn ligaments.
If you are suffering from a knee injury or chronic pain, we can help. At Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic in Nanaimo, BC, our experts will diagnose and treat your knee pain. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today.