Statistics from the CDC and National Center for Health Statistics estimate that close to 20 percent of American patients who report pain struggle with pain in their knees. It's not an issue that's easy to ignore because you use your knees for bending, lifting, running and other important physical activities. Find out what could be causing your knee pain and how you can ease that discomfort with the help of a doctor at Newcomb Chiropractic Clinic in Broken Arrow, OK.
Knee Pain Symptoms
The most obvious indication that you have a problem with your knee is chronic pain that makes it difficult to walk, run and exercise, but there are other symptoms that you may experience along with general discomfort:
- Swelling around the knee.
- Stiffness or cramping.
- Strange popping sounds when you bend and stand up.
- Walking with a bend in the knees all of the time because it’s too uncomfortable to stand up straight.
What Causes Knee Pain?
Knee pain is often caused by injury or repetitive actions, which is why athletes are often patients at our Broken Arrow office. The knees are a crucial part of any athletic endeavor, whether it’s jumping to shoot a basketball or kicking a football through a goal. Here are a few common conditions that can cause knee pain:
- Bursitis of the knee (inflammation).
- Fractures in the kneecap.
- Torn meniscus (the cartilage in and near the knee).
- Dislocation (the kneecap moves out of place).
- ACL sprains (ligament injuries).
Knee Pain Solutions
If you have problems with your knee, diagnosis and a solution is available at the chiropractor’s office. The course of treatment will depend on the cause of the pain and severity. Suggested treatments may include chiropractic therapy, medications, and exercise.
Help with Knee Pain
You don’t have to go through life struggling with knee pain. Seek treatment from Drs. R. Brent and Doug Newcomb at Newcomb Chiropractic Clinic in Broken Arrow, OK to get relief and to prevent the problem from progressing. Call the office at (918) 251-4239 today to schedule an appointment.