The good news is that with the right chiropractic care, you can see major improvements and get free from the pain.
What You Need To Know About Knee Pain
Although anyone may be affected, "runner's knee" is sometimes used to describe it since it is frequently caused by overusing the knee while participating in sports that include running or leaping.
The reason why you need to know this is because PFPS is the most common cause of knee pain in the general population. It affects an estimated 25% of adults.
One of the most common causes of PFPS is an imbalance between the muscles that help to guide your kneecap in its V-shaped groove at the end of your thigh bone.
A misplaced kneecap that is repeatedly flexed and extended develops pain, edoema, and eventually arthritis.
The patella (knee cap) is frequently misaligned as a result of hip and foot issues, particularly if you have weak gluteal muscles or flat feet.
- Prolonged walking
- Stair climbing
- Arising from a seated position.
A downhill or stairway stroll may make the pain worse. The cartilage may become damaged from a long-term misalignment, which can cause popping, grinding, or giving way.
Initially, it is important for you to minimize activities that provoke your pain - especially running, jumping and activities that stress you into a "knock-kneed" position. Don't allow your knees to cross in front of your toes when squatting.
Some athletes may need to modify their activity to include swimming or bicycling instead of running.
One of the most crucial things you can do to help realign the patella, ease pain, and prevent a recurrence is to routinely perform your home exercises. It could be beneficial to apply home ice or have daily 10-15 minute ice massages to the area surrounding your kneecap.