Top Causes of Knee Problems
Everyday at Chiro Clinic Moncton, I consult patients experiencing knee discomfort. Interestingly, many people are unaware that chiropractors are able to treat knee problems - but in actual fact I enjoy managing any musculoskeletal problem, including hips, ankles, shoulders, elbows, and wrists as well.
Top 3 Knee Problems seen at Chiro Clinic Moncton:
1. ITB (Iliotibial Band) Syndrome: Typically a problem for runners, this causes pain on the outside of the knee joint, due to repetitive flicking of a tendon over bone or irritation of underlying fat pads. Inflammation occurs and pain begins.
2. Jumper's Knee: Inflammation or injury to the patellar tendon of rectus femoris, where the knee cap connects to the tibia shin bone.
3. Meniscus Tear: This rubbery disc that cushions the knee joint may be torn by twisting or turning quickly when standing, or due to old age deterioration of the tissue itself.
By asking many questions and conducting an orthopaedic examination, I am able to provide an accurate diagnosis and suggest appropriate treatment. Additionally, knowing what to do at home is very important for the patient, regardless of the type of knee injury.
Don't Delay a Diagnosis! Unless patients are walking around doing handstands, every step with a knee injury could cause further damage without proper treatment and advice.
Dr Ryan Coster is a Moncton chiropractor providing exceptional treatment for joint and muscle problems. Call (506) 852-3900 for an appointment.
29 Mountain Road, Moncton NB www.ChiroClinicMoncton.ca