What is it?
Knee pain is an extremely common complaint, and there are many causes. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. Make an appointment today to find the cause of your pain.
Signs and Symptoms
- Weakness or instability
- Popping or crunching noises
- “Locking,” or inability to fully straighten the knee
- Pain with sports or walking down or up stairs
Pain beneath or on the sides of the kneecap crepitus (grinding noise), as the rough cartilage rubs against cartilage when the knee is flexed.
Pain is most severe after hill running
Swelling of the knee.
Why You Should Not Ignore The Pain Anymore
Knee pain is treatable depending on the diagnosis. You should get back to your active lifestyle without the constant pain.
How Can I Help?
A very effective method of treatment has been found to be A.R.T., Graston therapy, combined with heat and cryotherapy. Active Release Technique® (ART®) has been shown to be very effective. Rather than just addressing just one area, ART® restores unimpeded motion and function to all soft tissues. Graston therapy is a soft tissue technique aimed at breaking up scar tissue and adhesions to promote the rebuilding of scar tissue in the correct line of force to strengthen the muscle, increase flexibility and movement, and promote normal function of the soft tissue. Graston therapy incorporates the use of stainless steel tools that are used to detect and treat scar tissue within muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and all other forms of soft tissue. By breaking up this poorly formed scar tissue and encouraging the body to form healthier and stronger scar tissue, the plantar fascia will be allowed to move properly and will no longer be irritated, inflamed, or painful. We will also show you exercises and stretches for you to do. Kinesio tape will also be applied over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over contraction, affecting change in deeper layers of fascia by manipulating the skin and muscle and creating space underneath the skin.
Other Common Conditions of Knee Pain
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