Knee Pain

Knee pain.

Knee pain is common among all ages of people. Swelling and stiffness in the knee can feel excruciating. There may even be crunching or popping in the knee with inflammation, and straightening it could be a challenge. A person with knee pain is also likely to feel weak or unstable in the knees. There are a variety of reasons a person may experience knee pain. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), 15 million people in the U.S. experience joint pain associated with arthritis each year, and the knees are some very important joints in the body that are not immune to such conditions. The good news is that chiropractors are trained to treat joint pain and many of the conditions that contribute to it.

Common Causes of Knee Pain

While there are different possible causes of knee pain, the most common include injuries (torn ligaments and cartilage damage), arthritis and other medical conditions. In addition, an injury to the knee could affect the tendons or bursae (fluid-filled sacs that cushion the outside of the knee joint). It may also impact the bones, cartilage and ligaments that form the actual joint.

Common knee injuries include fractures to the bones in the knees, an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear or a torn meniscus (the rubbery, tough cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between the thigh and shinbones). There may also be inflammation in the knee bursae (bursitis) or the tendons that attach to the kneecap (patellar tendonitis). Common forms of arthritis that can affect the knee include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout (“false gout”) and septic arthritis (an infection of the joint).

Among medical conditions that cause knee pain are patellofemoral pain syndrome (pain and stiffness in the front of the knee and around the kneecap), a loose bone or cartilage floating in the joint space due to degeneration, iliotibial band syndrome (an overuse injury that affects the outer part of thigh and knee), a dislocated kneecap, and hip or foot pain that causes extra pressure to be placed on the knees.

Risk factors for developing knee pain include obesity, weak or inflexible muscles, involvement in certain sports or occupations that place repetitive pressure or stress on the knee, and a history of previous injuries.

Non-Invasive Treatment Options for Knee Pain

Chiropractic treatment for knee pain.

When it comes to alleviating knee pain, the treatment options will vary from one person to the next based upon the cause of the pain and the symptoms associated with it. Chiropractors are able to treat a variety of conditions related to knee pain at the root of the problem while alleviating pain in the knee. Common methods of treatment include strength training and stretching exercises, healthy weight management and nutrition, soft tissue manipulation, instrument adjustments, massage, posture correction, spinal adjustments, trigger-point therapy, low-level laser therapy and ultrasound therapy.

Why Seek Chiropractic Care for Knee Pain?

Chiropractors are trained in safe and noninvasive treatment methods that help alleviate pain for different joint conditions, including those pertaining to the knees. Knee pain can make life difficult to manage, but it doesn't have to hold you back any longer. If you are suffering from knee pain, chiropractors can examine your knee and may use imaging to help determine the cause of pain. When the problem has been pinpointed, we will discuss your treatment options with you and work with you to create a treatment plan.

Don't let knee pain slow you down—schedule an appointment and get started on the path toward healing and recovery today.

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I've been coming to see Dr. Bob since 1984 for my back pain. After each visit, the vast improvement lasts about one whole month. Even after all these years, Dr. Bob continues to provide outstanding care for me, my children, and my grandchildren. I've referred several people to HealthWise Chiropractic, so they too can see the results I have. My favorite part of my visits is the friendliness and professionalism of the staff and doctors and, of course, the results I get that improve my daily living."
    Danny S.
  • "About ten years ago I was at the gym, I bent over and couldn't get up, the pain was horrible. I contacted Healthwise and Dr. Mike gave me an emergency appointment that evening. He did a complete physical and x-ray before he started any treatment. After my first treatment I was able to stand up and walk with minimal pain. With a few visits I was back to normal. I continued treatments as needed for the next several years.
    I see Dr. Bob regularly to stay fit and pain-free. He tests my strength and weakness to determine the best treatment. Our open discussion led him to help my acid reflux. I now exercise and walk as is essential for a septuagenarian.
    I told Dr. Bob that I was starting to get knee pain that I thought was arthritis; I didn't think chiropractic care could help. He told me about new equipment to help. I look forward to improvement.
    I was a skeptic of chiropractic care, now I would recommend HealthWise to anyone with chronic/simple pain. It worked for me. It can work for you!"
    Sherry B.
  • "I was very miserable with constant pain in my leg while knowing it had something to do with my back. My friend surprised me with an appointment with Dr. Bob. After being treated by Dr. Bob I knew right away it was exactly what I needed. I learned a lot through my conversations with the doctor. I am really thankful to Dr. Bob and his staff."
    Ed L.
  • "I had a very limited understanding of chiropractic care until I tried it for the first time 12 years ago. I came in with severe pain in my neck, which prohibited me from moving my head. I was greeted by a kind staff, had an exam and x-rays done on my first appointment followed by an adjustment. I felt so much better after my first adjustment and by following the treatment plan my headaches and migraines improved. My overall health has improved because of chiropractic care. Dr. Bob helps make sure that I am taking the right supplements to optimize my health and fitness performance. They have helped me with allergies, knee and shoulder pain, and earaches. I had no idea when I began my chiropractic journey just how much help the doctors and staff at HealthWise would be at improving my quality of life."
    Britt H.
  • "I have been a patient at HealthWise Chiropractic for over 20 years. In the past and currently I am seeing Dr. Bob, however, I have seen all docs at Healthwise. My general issues are usually seasonally related to sinus and allergies. Recently I have been receiving treatment for my hip and lower back. Dr. Bob zeros in on trigger points and quickly relieves my pain. He is a wealth of knowledge and offers help and suggestion on my health issues. The staff is friendly and helpful. I leave feeling better and I believe helps to keep my body aligned and energized. I have also come in after falls, injuries and surgeries. I truly believe my adjustments at the time added to a quicker recovery."
    Liz B.
  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Bob for two and half months. . I see him for an adjustment every two weeks. I started seeing a chiropractor for the first time in January 2021 while working in Florida for my continued lower back pain and chronic bilateral hip bursitis. Because my pain was mostly relieved with continued adjustments, I decided to continue with treatment when returning to Wisconsin. I have been very happy with my continued pain relief/adjustments at HealthWise. I highly recommend anyone with chronic back and neck pain to try chiropractic adjustments here at HealthWise. It will make your life better."
    Marianne V.
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  • "I enjoy coming, getting readjusted and any additional therapies. It has made my life healthier and less stressful. If I have questions, they are answered at that visit. The staff is very professional, personable and friendly. I always look forward to my next visit with them. I am glad to be part of Healthwise Chiropractic family:)"
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  • "DR MIKE IS A GREAT CHIROPRACTOR. HE TAKES THE TIME TO GIVE YOU A COMPLETE ADJUSTMENT IS TIME. HE IS ALSO A GOOD CONVERSATIONALIST. THANKS"
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  • "Dr. Mike is fantastic! He is very personable….will take time to really to your needs… I enjoy my visits…the maintenance has helped tremendously…..and he is there when the emergency pops up! Excellent Chiropractor!"
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