Knee Pain

Taylor Chiropractic and Weight Loss Clinic

Chiropractic & Weight Loss Clinic located in Otsego, MI

The knee is a complex structure that is prone to injuries from wear and tear, overuse, and trauma. If you have any signs of a knee injury or experience chronic knee pain, get help from the experts at Taylor Chiropractic and Weight Loss Clinic in Otsego, Michigan. For more than 50 years, the team has served patients of all ages in the Otsego community and offers the most advanced therapies and techniques for addressing knee pain. Schedule a knee exam today by calling or booking online.

Knee Pain Q & A

What are the signs of a knee injury?

Knee injuries vary widely in severity and cause a wide range of symptoms. Common symptoms of knee injuries to be aware of include:

  • Decreased range of motion or stiffness
  • Inability to bear the weight
  • Feeling like your knee is locking or catching
  • Bruising and swelling
  • Tenderness around the muscles and joints of the knee
  • Popping and clicking
  • Feeling that your knee may buckle or give out

General soreness and stiffness are the most common types of knee pain that may arise from daily activities that cause wear and tear. Trauma is more likely to cause more obvious and severe symptoms that require immediate medical attention.

Why does my knee hurt?

The most dangerous movement for the knee is a combination of twisting and bending. This places the knee under tension that can injure ligaments and muscles surrounding the knee and compressive forces that can injure the menisci inside your knee. Other potential movements that injure knees include:

  • Compression due to running or jumping
  • Repetitive bending
  • Sitting with knees bent for long periods
  • Standing still for long periods
  • Kicking movements
  • Pivoting

Excess body weight or postural changes due to pregnancy can contribute to knee pain as well. Losing weight or improving your posture may reduce or eliminate your knee pain completely.

What causes knee pain?

Conditions that cause knee pain include:

  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Iliotibial (IT) band tendinitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Ligament tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s disease

Depending on your symptoms, the location of your pain, and any known contributing factors, the team develops an exam and testing to determine the cause of your knee pain.

What is the treatment for knee injuries?

The team at Taylor Chiropractic and Weight Loss Clinic focuses on eliminating your knee pain and resolving the underlying cause of your pain or injury. Pain-relief options include:

  • Massage therapy
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Chiropractic adjustments

Once your knee is feeling better, the team incorporates therapeutic exercises and stretches to increase the flexibility of the muscles surrounding your knee and rebuild strength for support of your knee joint. These therapies can also help you recover after knee surgery or improve your quality of life if you experience knee pain due to arthritis or fibromyalgia.

Find relief from knee pain with help from the Taylor Chiropractic and Weight Loss Clinic team, simply call or click the online tool to schedule now.