Knee Pain Chiropractor in Eagan

 

What is Chronic Knee Pain? Chronic knee pain is defined as any long-term pain, swelling, or sensitivity in the knee or knees. Depending on your symptoms, there are several sources for knee pain, including medical conditions. There are many treatments that exist for knee pain, including injections, physical therapy, and surgery which is best to be discussed with a chiropractor in Eagan or Edina.

 

There are many possible causes for knee pain, such as:

 

  • Osteoarthritis – Degeneration of the joint can cause pain and inflammation
  • Tendinitis – This pain is localized to the front of the knee and is exacerbated by walking on an incline or up stairs.
  • Bursitis – Overuse or injury can cause inflammation of the knee
  • Chondromalacia patella – This is caused by damage to the cartilage under the kneecap
  • Gout – A buildup of uric acid leading to arthritis
  • Baker’s cyst – A buildup of synovial, or joint, fluid behind the knee
  • Rheumatoid arthritis – An autoimmune inflammatory disorder that causes painful swelling of joints
  • Dislocation – Usually resulting from trauma
  • Meniscus tear – Damage to one of the cartilages in the knee
  • Torn ligament – Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or medial collateral ligament (MCL) rupture
  • Bone tumors – Osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer) most commonly occurs in the knee

 

Other factors that may exacerbate chronic knee pain include:

 

  • Injuries to the structure of the knee leading to swelling, especially if left untreated
  • Sprains and strains
  • Overuse
  • Infection
  • Poor form during physical activity
  • Neglecting to warm up or cool down before and after physical activity
  • Improper or excessive stretching

 

Individuals who are overweight are at greater risk for knee problems. For every pound you are overweight, your knee must absorb 4 additional pounds of force whenever you walk, run or climb stairs. While it’s great to take steps to lose the weight, be sure you engage in low-impact exercises. Talk to a chiropractor in Eagan if you are overweight and suffering from knee pain. In addition to being overweight, the following factors may increase a person’s likelihood of suffering knee pain:

 

  • Advanced age
  • Injuries
  • Athletic activity

Every individual is a unique case and may suffer different manifestations of knee pain. Some common symptoms are:

 

  • Constant aching
  • A sharp pain during use
  • Dull, possibly burning, feelings of discomfort
  • Chronic swelling
  • Sensitivity to touch

 

If you would like to schedule an appointment contact us today in either of our convenient location in Eagan MN or Edina MN. Our Staff at Care Chiropractic is here to help.

Eagan
Chiropractic Clinic

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Chiropractic Clinic