Knee Pain? Talk to A Chiropractor For Knee Pain in Maryland Today

Knee Pain? Talk to A Chiropractor For
Knee Pain in Maryland Today

Knee pain is a common complaint among people of all ages and it’s often misdiagnosed even at the orthopedic level. We created this post after seeing a patient who had been to 10 orthopedic doctors with knee pain and none of them could figure out the problem. In fact, one of them even proposed scoping his knee to find out what the problem was! Instead of undergoing surgery on his knee just to find the cause of the issue, he came to our chiropractic office for treatment, and in this video, you’ll see how we treat mechanical knee pain like his.

The knee is relatively simple when it comes to mechanical irritation. Mechanical knee pain isn’t the kind of knee pain that comes from stepping in a hole, twisting your leg, tearing your ACL. Mechanical knee pain can be caused by excessive or inappropriate mechanical stress brought about by athletic or professional activity, mechanical stress from normal activities, or even simply age.

In order for your knee to bend properly, it needs to twist a little bit to unlock so that it can open and allow you to bend your knee. When you return your leg to a straight position, also known as terminal extension, your knee should lock back into place. There are some simple steps we can take to determine if your knee is not unlocking and locking well. All of these tests involve looking at terminal knee extension. If your knee is locking and unlocking properly it should extend all the way as Dr. Blake demonstrates in the video. 

Sometimes terminal knee extension doesn’t exist in people who have had an ACL repair or other injuries that have resulted in tight ligaments. When we examine a patient’s knee for terminal knee extension we extend the knee and we feel it to see if it feels springy or if it feels totally stiff or somewhere in between.

From there, we can continue to test the knees to see which way it doesn’t want to open or close by testing the medial and lateral shift and rotation of the knee when it is fully extended. When we adjust the knee, we adjust the popliteus muscle so that it can release tension and improve the terminal extension allowing the knee to lock and unlock properly. This is an easy test and an easy solution for knee pain that doesn’t require surgery and provides quick relief. We can speed up the results by dry needling the quad muscle or by teaching the patient some lateral stabilization exercises to do at home but overall, this is a simple solution to a common problem that is often misdiagnosed.

As you can see in the video, Dr. Blake adjusts Teagan’s stiff knee and explains that she will feel pressure, and then it’ll feel weird. That weird feeling is your popliteus muscle releasing tension. Teagan can immediately feel less tension in her knee and that will lead to less mechanical irritation of the knee and less knee pain.

Chiropractor for Knee Pain in Maryland

If you’re having mechanical knee pain that isn’t associated with a tear of a ligament like your ACL or PCL or if you have a degenerative meniscus tear, this is a powerful technique to take the pressure off of the mechanical irritation, restore function, and provide relief to knee pain. You may not think of seeing a chiropractor for knee pain but as you can see, we are able to provide a simpler, more effective solution to mechanical knee pain. 

Instead of going through unnecessary surgery and doctor after doctor, make an appointment to come see us in our Townson, MD, and get your knee adjusted so you can get relief from your knee pain. Schedule your appointment with one of our chiropractors by clicking here or calling (410) 296-7700 to get relief from your knee pain. We can’t wait to help you feel better faster!

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Kalkstein Chiropractic
200 East Joppa Road #300
Towson, MD 21286
(410) 296-7700