Knee Pain Treatment in Fairfax VA

Dr. Gregory Lee DC Fairfax Chiropractor

Knee Pain Specialist

Knee pain is a common medical condition prevalent in many age groups. Knee pain typically happens after an injury, such as a torn ligament or ruptured cartilage. Medical conditions including arthritis, gout, and infections also can cause knee pain. Knee pain can also be caused by underlying diseases such as obesity, bad sitting posture, standing for a very long time, heavy physical activity, and others.

The treatment offered by a knee pain doctor depends on the underlying cause of the knee pain. Dr. Gregory Lee DC is an experienced Fairfax Chiropractor, Virginia, with significant experience treating knee pain.

It is important to see a chiropractor as soon as possible to avoid permanent damage to the knees and to avoid expensive knee surgeries.

This page provides information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of knee pain. Call us at 703-373-7113 to book an appointment.

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Symptoms of Knee Pain

The location and how excruciating the knee pain is, varies and depends upon the cause of the knee pain. The knee pain might be mild at first but will likely increase over time. If the knee pain results from an inflammation or infection, the whole knee tends to be swollen. Some other signs or symptoms for the knee are listed below:

  • Fatigue
  • Limping & Inability to straighten or bend your leg fully
  • Swelling and redness
  • Crunching sounds from the knee
  • Stiffness
  • Difficulty in squatting

Causes of Knee Pain

The causes of knee pain can be categorized into the following:

Mechanical issues: Such as foot pain, dislocated knee cap, and iliotibial band syndrome.

Injuries: Including fractures, knee bursitis, torn meniscus, ACL injury, patellar tendinitis

Arthritis: For example osteoarthritis, septic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudo arthritis

Other issues like the Patellofemoral pain syndrome mostly arise between the kneecap (patella) and the underlying thighbone (femur). It’s common in athletes; young adults; and older adults, who may have the condition because of arthritis of the kneecap.

Temporary Pain Relief for Knee Pain

  • Basic pain relievers such as ibuprofen may provide temporary pain relief
  • The use of a hot water bottle or warm pad, ice wrapped in a cloth placed on the knee

Long-Term Problems Due to Ignoring Knee Pain

  • Dislocated knee cap
  • Fracture
  • Torn ligaments

Chiropractic Treatment for Knee Pain

The treatment of knee pain involves the following steps:

Diagnosis – Your knee pain doctor will have a physical examination of your knee to look for swelling, bruises, warmth, and tenderness. Next, we will evaluate the integrity of the cartilage and ligaments in your knee. Your chiropractor may recommend x-rays of the lumbar spine to understand the underlying root causes.

Treatment – The treatment of your knee pain is based on the cause of the pain. Sometimes knee pain involves correcting lumbar spine alignment by adjustments and laser therapy.

Therapy – The doctor may suggest some physical activity to strengthen the muscles around the knee. Exercise will make your knee more flexible and balanced.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Knee Pain

Does Medical Insurance Cover Knee Pain Treatment?​

Many insurances cover the diagnosis and treatment of knee pain. Please call Active Family Wellness clinic to learn more about your insurance coverage and book an appointment.

When should I see a doctor for knee pain?

Make sure you schedule an appointment with a knee pain doctor nearby if it’s caused by an accident. It becomes even more important to see a chiropractor when the pain does not go away after some good rest. Knee pain with evidence of swelling, tenderness, redness, or severe pain after three days of medication should be reported to a chiropractor. If you live in Fairfax, VA, you can book an appointment with Active Family Wellness, a leading chiropractic clinic in Fairfax, VA.

How do you know if you have a torn meniscus in your knee?

If you have a torn meniscus, you are likely to have the following signs and symptoms:

  • A popping feeling
  • Swelling and redness
  • Stiffness
  • Inability to fully straighten your knee
  • Excruciating pain while walking or running
  • Buckling sensation
  • Warmth and tenderness

Why did my knee hurt out of nowhere?

Knee pain is not only caused by mechanical issues, arthritis, injuries, or some other ailment associated with joints. Knee pain can also be a result of strenuous physical activity, standing, or sitting in the wrong posture for a long time period. This pain is also prevalent among young adults example, athletes, older adults, obese people.

What does arthritis in the knee feel like?

One with arthritis will have the following signs and symptoms:

  • A slow increase in pain
  • Tenderness and swelling
  • Redness and stiffness
  • Buckling sensation
  • Crunching and popping sensation
  • Knee deformity
  • Inability to walk or run

How do I stop my knees from hurting when I squat?

You can stop the knee pain when you stop by through the following:

  • Change to physical activities that have a lower impact on the knee.
  • The use of a hot water bottle or warm pad, ice wrapped in a cloth placed on the knee.
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Use oral medications such as paracetamol, ibuprofen

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How do I know if my knee pain is serious?

  • Persistent pain growth
  • The sternness of the swelling
  • Inability to move

What can cause knee pain without injury?

Knee pain is not only caused by mechanical issues, arthritis, injuries, or some other ailment associated with joints. Knew pain can be a result of strenuous physical activity, standing, or sitting in the wrong posture for a long time period. This pain is also prevalent among young adults, for example, athletes, older adults, obese people.

How can I get rid of my knee pain?

  • Basic pain reliever such as ibuprofen, paracetamol.
  • The use of a hot water bottle or warm pad, ice wrapped in a cloth placed on the knee.
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Straightening workouts
  • Physical activity
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