Written By: James Hayes
Chiropractor

Knee pain is extremely common and can be due to many causes. Knee pain can come on progressively from repetitive stress placed on the knee or just old age. Acute injuries to the knee can be quite debilitating and commonly occur in sports.

How Dee Why Chiropractic Care can help

The way knee pain presents can be very diverse and an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your pain needs to be identified. Chiropractors are well trained in the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries. Your chiropractor will perform an orthopaedic and functional examination to determine what you have injured and the extent of the damage.

Common knee injuries:

  • Ligament sprains – ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL
  • Meniscus tears
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Patella Tendonitis
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Osgood Schlatters disease
  • Osteoarthritis

Knee pain can significantly decrease your quality of life and the pain could make the simplest of tasks such as getting out of chair or walking quite challenging. It also may stop you from exercising or participating in your favourite sports.

The good news is we can help. Once we have identified the source of your pain we implement various treatment techniques to restore balance and function to the knee and surrounding tissues.

Treatment techniques used to treat knee pain

  • Active muscle releases
  • Cross friction massage
  • Dry needling
  • Joint mobilisation
  • IASTM
  • Muscle stripping
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Taping

Home rehabilitation exercises are essential when recovering from knee pain. For that reason we prescribe specific strengthening, stretching and range of motion exercises to get you better faster!

If you have knee pain and believe we can help you, contact us today.