Knee Injury Treatment Westchester
Knee tendinitis treatment Westchester is one of several types of knee injury treatments that we provide at Advanced Spine and Sports Medicine. Our chiropractor Westchester has years of experience treating athletes, active individuals, and those who suffered a chronic or acute injury to the knee due to an accident. Our goal is to speed up the healing of the injured joint, bone, or soft tissue so you can quickly return to your sports profession or the activities you love. We can achieve this through a range of chiropractic methods and sports medicine treatments that are safe and effective.
Structure of the Knee
The knee is located in the leg and is the largest joint in the body. It allows you to flex, extend, or rotate the lower leg but can easily get injured. The knee structure consists of four main parts—the bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilages (articular and meniscus). The main knee bones are the patella (knee
cap), femur (thighbone), and tibia (shinbone). Injury to any of these parts can cause mild to severe pain or loss of mobility.
Common Causes of Knee Injuries
- A fall
- Repetitive use or overuse
- A direct blow to the knee
- A sudden twisting motion
Types of Knee Injuries
Common knee injuries typically involve ligament sprains or tears, cartilage damage, dislocations, or fractures.
Fractures: Knee fractures are caused by a high-velocity impact such as a hit to the knee cap from falling or during an auto accident. The patella is the bone that typically gets injured, although a fracture can occur at the knee joint where the thighbone and shinbone meet.
Dislocation: A dislocation occurs when the knee cap, thighbone or shinbone separate from each other. They can slip out of position partially or completely. High-velocity trauma from a fall, car accident and contact sports are common causes of knee bone dislocation.
Meniscal tears: Meniscal tears (torn knee cartilage) are common when playing sports. Tears to the meniscus can happen from a sudden twist or pivot such as when trying to change direction during a football or basketball game. However, these types of tears are also seen in patients with arthritis. Weakening of the menisci due to aging can easily result in a tear. For example, an awkward twist when moving from a sitting to a standing position.
Iliotibial band syndrome: Also called IT band syndrome is an injury commonly seen in long-distance runners. It occurs when the iliotibial band on the outside of the knee rubs against the outer part of the knee joint and causes pain.
Tendonitis: Irritation or inflammation in the knee may cause tendonitis also called knee tendinitis. Other names for knee inflammation are runner's knee and jumper's knee. This condition affects the patellar tendon which connects the kneecap to the shinbone. The injury can stop you from running or doing sports activities. Rest is necessary to allow the IT band to heal.
Bursitis: Bursitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the knee. Small fluid-filled sacs called bursae allow the ligaments and tendons to glide smoothly over the knee joint. However, the sacs can get irritated or inflamed from overuse or repetitive use of the knee.
Knee Injury Symptoms
Knee pain relief Westchester involves treatment that targets these common symptoms:
- Knee pain
- Knee joint stiffness
- Unstable knee
- Locked knee
Difficulty bending the knee or walking
Knee Injury Treatment Westchester
The following range of options is available for knee injury treatment Westchester. They can effectively reduce pain and help heal various types of knee injuries.
Joint manipulation: Chiropractic manipulation is a treatment for knee pain relief Westchester that realigns the knee joints. It also helps to mobilize soft tissue, reduce inflammation, and aid healing. Knee joint manipulation may also prevent knee surgery.
Other treatment methods
Joint aspiration: To withdraw fluids from the knee joints
Corticosteroids: Relieves pain and treat inflammation of the bursa, tendons, and joints
Joint injection: Treats inflammation due to knee tendinitis or bursitis
Ligament injection: Relieves pain and helps heal injured connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments
Bracing: A knee brace helps to stabilize the knee so it can heal faster
Taping: A stretchy tape, such as Kinesio tape, is applied to the injured site. It reduces pain and stimulates healing by taking the pressure off the injured tissue.
Rehabilitative exercises: Helps improve flexibility, strength, and stability of the knee joint and tissue and prevent future injury.
Knee Tendinitis Treatment Westchester
Knee tendinitis treatment Westchester may include hot or cold therapy, chiropractic adjustment, and rehabilitative exercises. These therapies alleviate pain and reduce inflammation in patients with runner's or jumper's knee. Our chiropractor Westchester may manipulate or adjust the knee joint to relieve joint restriction and restore range of motion. Massage therapy and stretching exercises are also helpful in relaxing stiff muscles and joints.
Make an appointment for knee pain relief Westchester
Decrease your time on the bench by getting knee injury treatment Westchester right away! Our chiropractor Westchester will perform a thorough physical examination and medical assessment when making a diagnosis. Your treatment plan is then tailored to address the root cause of the pain and provide lasting pain relief. Call today to schedule an appointment
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Los Angeles, CA 90045