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Fairfax Chiropractic

KNEE PAIN Clinic in Fairfax, VA

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 disease such as obesity, bad sitting posture, standing for a very long period of time, heavy physical activity and some others. 

The treatment offered by a knee pain doctor depends on the underlying cause of the knee pain. Dr. Gregory Lee is an experienced Fairfax Chiropractor, Virginia with significant experience in 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 causes, symptoms and treatment of knee pain. Call us on 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 is a result of an inflammation or infection, the whole knee tends to be swollen. Some other signs or symptoms for knee are listed below:

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

CAUSES OF KNEE PAIN

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

  • Mechanical issues

Such as foot pain, dislocated knee cap, iliotibial band syndrome.

  • Injuries

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

  • Arthritis

Example: osteoarthritis, septic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudo arthritis

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

LONG TERM PROBLEMS DUE TO IGNORING KNEE PAIN

  • Dislocated knee cap
  • Fracture
  • Torn ligaments

TEMPORARY PAIN RELIEF FOR KNEE PAIN

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

TREATMENT FOR KNEE PAIN in Fairfax, VA

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

Some physical activity may be suggested by the doctor in order to strengthen the muscles around the knee. Exercise will make your knee more flexible and balanced.

DOES MEDICAL INSURANCE COVER KNEE PAIN TREATMENT?

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

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Do not ignore your Knee pain, it can become worse overtime. It’s important to consult with the doctor and understand the root cause of Knee pain.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT knee pain

When should I see a doctor for knee pain?

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

At age does arthritis usually start?

It’s commonly found among people of 40 – 60 or 30 – 50 age range. It is more rampant in woman than men.

Can an X-ray show arthritis in the knee?

Yes, an x-ray can show the arthritis in the knee by indicating the loss of joint space that is between the femur and tibia. It can also reveal where new bone growth has tried to cover up for the cartilage loss.

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 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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What does it mean when it hurts to bend your knee?

It actually shows that you have been sitting or standing for a prolonged period of time. Possibly, it’s an indication of worn out cartilage. Too much bending of the knee can cause pains which is known as ‘preachers’ knee’

Can spine problems cause knee pain?

Spine issues can be related to knee pain based on the phenomenon of ‘referred pain’. The lumbar disc located in the lower back, can direct the pain feeling down through that nerve branch down to the knee.

What are the symptoms of nerve damage in the knee?

  • Prickling feeling
  • Burning sensation
  • Weakness of the knee
  • Numbness
  • Complexity in climbing the staircase
  • Buckling

How do I know if my knee pain is serious?

  • Persistent pain growth
  • 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 as a result of a 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.

How can I get rid of my knee pain?

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