Knee pain can affect individuals of any age and activity level, often accompanied by painful symptoms that have the potential to disrupt your daily routine. At Twin Oaks Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Springfield, we offer knee pain relief treatment options that can also help prevent future issues from recurring.
Understanding the Common Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain, ranging from mild discomfort to intense, severe pain, is a common symptom that typically results from various factors or a combination of them. Knee pain can affect one or both knees and may be caused by the natural aging process, injuries, medical conditions, and even overuse or sudden movements. The following are the most common types of knee pain causes:
Arthritis is a broad term encompassing various conditions that affect the joints in the body.
- Osteoarthritis, one of the most common types, can impact any part of the knee joint. It occurs when the knee joint's cartilage gradually wears away with age. However, excess weight or recurring knee injuries can accelerate the degeneration process.
- Rheumatoid arthritis, which tends to affect individuals at a younger age than osteoarthritis, is an autoimmune disorder that can lead to inflammation in the knee joint, ultimately damaging the knee's cartilage.
2. Sprained Knee Ligaments
Knee pain can result from a sudden, intense twist or blow to the knee joint. This often leads to swelling and pain, making it difficult to walk.
3. Torn Cartilage
Cartilage, also known as menisci, acts as a cushion or shock absorber within the knee joint, enhancing its stability. Torn cartilage or meniscus is a common knee injury that can occur due to aging and be further aggravated by:
- Hyper-flexing the knee
- Sports-related knee injuries
- Climbing inclines or walking on uneven surfaces
- Squatting, and more
Tendons, which connect muscle to bone, can become inflamed or irritated from activities like running, jumping, or other physical activities. This results in tendonitis, a condition characterized by symptoms such as dull aches, swelling, and tenderness.
Schedule a Consultation with Twin Oaks Chiropractic and Acupuncture
Are you looking for a chiropractor near me? If you are experiencing knee pain and would like to schedule a consultation with a chiropractor at Twin Oaks Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Springfield, MO, contact a team member at 417-882-1000 or reach out online. We look forward to working with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that provides relief from knee pain.