Often, the cause of knee pain is obvious to the injured party. That person may have twisted their leg in an awkward manner or an unexpected misstep on the field of play. Other times, it's a mystery as to why they're experiencing sudden knee pain. If you are experiencing knee pain in central Florida contact Spine and Injury Associates for relief.
ACL Injuries Are the Biggest Cause of Knee Pain
A severe knee injury can include damage to the ligaments, tendons, and bones. If one of these knee components is injured, then it becomes a painful task to move the knee. One of the most common knee injuries is tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). It's the ligament that connects your shinbone to your thighbone. Often, ACL injuries occur to athletes that play sports like basketball, football, soccer, or an activity that requires a sudden stop or change in direction during the game.
Chiropractic care can alleviate pain from the area of the ACL injury. Chiropractic care can be used to stimulate the nervous system so that it combats the pain more effectively. A chiropractic adjustment to the knee will help restore the joint's range of motion. Chiropractic care can restore the knee to full-functional capability in no time. Chiropractic care can help the ACL heal when it is injured due to being over-stretched. If, however, the ACL is torn, then a chiropractic adjustment can't help with reconnecting the ligament's loose ends.
How to Treat Patellar Tendonitis
Patellar tendonitis is an irritation and inflammation of one or more tendons inside the knee. The patellar tendon is key to the functioning of the knee itself as it's a thick tissue that connects the quadriceps on the front side of the thigh to the joint's bones. Often, participants in sports that require an athlete to jump continuously are the most susceptible to sustaining patellar tendonitis during the course of their career. The injury is a direct result of the joint being overused or the athlete using an improper technique in the sport.
After an examination to confirm that patellar tendonitis has formed inside the knee, the chiropractor will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to the patient's needs. If the patellar tendonitis is a direct result of inflammation, then the chiropractor will use a combination of stretching, massaging, electro-muscular stimulation, and extended rest to treat the injury.
Knee Pain Relief in Central Florida
Don't let knee pain keep you from enjoying life. If you live in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Haines City, Plant City, Kissimmee, Winter Haven, or Ocala, visit Spine and Injury Associates for knee pain relief. Call us today at (407) 434-7246 to schedule an appointment.