In Malaysia, the prevalence of knee pain is significantly higher than any other country. Although obesity plays a big part of it, there are also many other factors that contributes to knee pain. Here in Helios Chiropractic, knee pain is treated systematically and independently depending on the case.
The most common cause of knee pain is osteoarthritis. The wear and tear of the knee joints causing the femur and tibia bone to rub against one another causes pain. There are four stages of osteoarthritis. The later stages normally are treated with knee replacing surgery. Do you know also that this can be reversed over time through osteoarthritis chiropractic adjustments? The most common group of people suffering from this disabling disease is elderly female.
Elder female is also at risk for knee bursitis. When the fluid filled sac behind the knee swell up and produce too much liquid, it causes the knee to stiff up and movement will cause pain to the knee. It causes a lot of tenderness behind the knee. Chiropractic treatment is also proven to be the best treatment option to fix knee bursitis.
Sports injury is also common cause for knee injury. Contact sports like football, basketball and rugby can cause trauma to the knee sometimes. Wear and tear through sports can also cause knee injury.r
Some of the common knee injury suffered by athletes that responds well to chiropractic treatment are: ACL tear injury. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four ligament connecting the femur and tibia. Basketball and football players experience ACL tear the most because in their respective sports, there is sudden change in direction that can cause the ligament to tear
PCL tear injury. Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) also another ligament connecting the femur and tibia can be torn during contact sports causing pain, swelling and discomfort.
Meniscus injury. The rubber cartilage between the femur and tibia that absorbs the shock from the knee can be torn during twisting motion in sports such as basketball, golf and football.
Patellar tendonitis. The inflammation of the kneecap tendons in cyclist, runners and jumpers.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome which is the tightening of the tissues from hip to the knee most common in distance runners and cyclist.
Osgood-Schlatter Disease most commonly in children who participates in running and jumping sports like running, high jump, long jump, ballet, football and basketball. It causes painful bump at the shin below the knee.
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