There are a few different knee conditions that you could be suffering from.
The knee is made up of ligaments, tendons, bone, cartilage and fluid. Any injury or condition associated with any one of these anatomical parts can cause knee problems or injuries.
Often the first signs of knee injuries are difficulty walking as well as pain, swelling and inflammation. Treatment of knee conditions varies depending on the damage and cause.
Some common injuries to the knee are;
- ACL Injury; this is one of the four ligaments in your knee and connects your shinbone to your thigh. ACL injuries are common for people playing sports that require a sudden change in direction like basketball or soccer.
- Fractures; The bones above and below the knee can fracture during trauma, such as car accidents or falls. When an individual has weakened bones due to osteoarthritis, the knee is more likely to experience a fracture.
- Tearing of the meniscus; This rubber-like cartilage acts as a shock absorber in the knee and can be shredded with a sudden twist of your knee while bearing weight.
- Knee Bursitis; Knee bursitis affects the fluid sacs around the knee and so that the tendons and ligaments can glide smoothly over the joint.
- Patellar Tendonitis; This is irritation or inflammation of any of the tendons around the knee. Sports and activities such as running, cycling and skiing as well as any activity that involves lots of jumping are prone to patellar tendonitis.
At HALO Clinic we see clients who are having difficulty excelling or participating in their activities as a result of various knee conditions.
We have helped many Calgarians recover from their knee conditions and to engage in the activities they love to do.
Calgary residents who seek our care can expect a comprehensive approach that may include Chiropractic Manual Therapies, Active Release Therapy, Graston Therapy, Massage Therapy, Exercise Prescription, Orthotics and Acupuncture.
If you are suffering from a knee condition and would like to help with pain management, then contact us.