Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions such as arthritis, gout and infections also can cause knee pain.
The location and severity of knee pain may vary, depending on the cause of the problem. Signs and symptoms that sometimes accompany knee pain include:
- Swelling and stiffness
- Redness and warmth to the touch
- Weakness or instability
- Popping or crunching noises
- Inability to fully straighten the knee
Sometimes knee pain does not have a nearby cause. Problems with the hips and back can contribute to knee pain. So can issues with the foot, ankle, or pelvis. Other contributing factors such as overall health, lifestyle, job, previous injuries, or posture.
Chiropractors may help with the symptoms of knee pain using manual therapies and addressing the root cause of the pain. To learn more, contact our friendly team to see how we can assist you today.