Chiropractors Can Provide Knee Pain Relief Associated With Runners Knee
When most people hear the term runner's knee, they tend to think of one condition. The term runner’s knee can be used to describe anyone of multiple conditions that serve as the source of pain around the patella. The conditions associated with runner’s knee include patellofemoral malalignment, iliotibial band syndrome, anterior knee pain syndrome and chondromalacia patella. Running is generally considered as the root cause of runner’s knee, however here at the Roy A. Logan Chiropractic Clinic in Austin, our doctor is dedicated to the education of the public in regard to other activities that cause the onset of runner’s knee.
Causes of Runner’s Knee
The onset of runner’s knee can occur as a result of any activity that imposes repeated stress on the knee joint. Someone who sustains an injury to the knee via a sports injury is highly susceptible to developing runner’s knee. Other activities that can lead to the onset of runner’s knee include skiing, bike riding, jumping and walking. Runner’s knee is more prevalent in women than men according to the Harvard Medical School. Middle-aged women tend to be more susceptible to the condition. People who are carrying around extra weight are also susceptible to the manifestation of runner’s knee.
Symptoms Associated With Runners Knee
People who develop runner’s knee often complain about grinding and popping sensations in the knee accompanied by swelling. The condition is typically identified by a dull aching pain that is located at the back of the kneecap. People tend to experience pain when they go up or down stairs, kneel, sit for an extended period of time with the knees bent, squat, walk, stand or sit down. People who develop iliotibial band syndrome tend to feel pain located around the lateral part of the knee.
Chiropractors Can Effectively Treat Runners Knee
Our chiropractor uses sports injury chiropractic treatments to treat many of our patients. Our doctor also treats patients who experience knee pain that is not sports injury related. Here in our clinic, our doctor treats runner’s knee using the activator method to target specific methods of the knee. Other chiropractic treatment modalities used by our doctor include cold laser therapy, ultrasound therapy, electro-stimulation treatments, and hot and cold therapy treatments.
Don’t Put Up With Knee Pain
Knee pain no matter how it started is something you shouldn't have to deal with. Our chiropractor here at the Roy A. Logan Chiropractic Clinic in Austin, constantly sounds the alarm about having chronic knee pain evaluated sooner rather than later, as knee pain will not get better on its own. Don’t risk injuring yourself further, give our office a call at 512-213-1190 to schedule an appointment to come see us today.