Knee Pain

Knee Pain Relief NYC - Dr. Michael Minond NYC Chiropractor

Knee Pain Relief NYC - Dr. Michael Minond NYC Chiropractor

NYC Knee Pain Treatment Located in the West Village of Manhattan New York City 10014

Pain in the knee can be caused by different things. If you are experiencing pain in the knee, you may have recently experienced a sudden, traumatic injury; you may be suffering from what is termed an "overuse injury," or you may have some type of underlying cause such as arthritis or gout. You should know that knee pain is one of the most common complaints I see with new patients. Knee pain affects people of all ages and lifestyles. Inactive people often experience knee pain as well as active, healthy, athletes.

Symptoms of Knee Pain

The majority of people have experienced knee pain at some point in their lives. Our bodies are designed to be flexible and to move with us, but there are times when knee pain results from overuse, injury, or normal, everyday "wear-and-tear." Most knee injuries occur as a result of sporting activities, work-related injuries, or projects and work carried out within the home. Symptoms of knee pain include:
  • Knee pain when participating in a specific activity
  • Extremely limited range of motion
  • Swelling and stiffness of the knee
  • Pain and tenderness in the joint
While it is not unusual for knees to pop or snap occasionally, popping or snapping with pain can signify a greater problem than normal wear-and-tear. Often, the knee is out of joint and the ACL could be torn. Grinding of the knee that sounds as if the kneecap and other bones are rubbing against each other is often a symptom of arthritis.
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Causes of Knee Pain

Knee pain can be caused by many things. As we grow older, our ligaments begin to expand and often don't retract back as they should. This is due to loss of elasticity within the ligaments.

Knee pain is often seen in athletes, especially runners, who place a large amount of impact on the knees. Football players often experience knee pain, due to being tackled and often brought down to the ground in awkward positions. People who are overweight experience knee pain due to the amount of weight and stress put on the knees.

Medical conditions such as arthritis, which results from the wearing away of cartilage in the knee, and gout, which causes the build-up of uric acids in the joints, can result in knee pain.

Of course, any type of accident or injury can result in pain in the knee, but cartilage problems tend to be on of the most common reasons patients come to see me for knee pain.
Arthritis in the Knee

The most common type of knee arthritis is osteoarthritis. This type of arthritis in the knee is caused by the breaking down and degeneration of cartilage in the knee-joint. As the cartilage breaks down and wears away, bare bone is exposed in within the joint, and the kneecap bones begin to rub together.

Gout is another type of knee arthritis that is caused when uric acid builds up in the knee joints and forms crystals that can inflame and rub against the joints. While most people who have gout experience pain in the big toe, pain in the knee is the second-most common symptom. Another type of arthritis which can cause pain in the knee is rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect people of all ages as this is an immune system disorder.

The immune system attacks the ligaments and cartilage in the joints and eats them away. Regardless of the type of knee arthritis, the pain increases as the condition worsens. Symptoms and pain may vary from month to month or from week to week.

Knee Pain When Running

Runners often experience knee pain surrounding the knee and pain behind the knee. Knee pain when running is the most common type of pain that runners experience. Often, a crunching or clicking sound is heard while running. Runners may notice that the pain behind the knee increases when they run downhill.

This condition is often called "runners knee" and is a result of a muscular imbalance within the legs and feet. Although the pain is felt surrounding the knee and behind the knee, the pain felt is merely a symptom. When the muscles within the knee are imbalanced, the kneecap and ligaments in the knee are thrown off stride and do not move in the up and down motion they were designed to move in.
Contact Chiropractor Dr. Michael Minond For A Free Consultation Regarding Knee Joint Pain Relief in Manhattan

Contact Chiropractor Dr. Michael Minond For A Free Consultation Regarding Knee Joint Pain Relief in Manhattan

I take an all-natural approach to healing and treating knee pain. I begin by reducing the inflammation within the knee by using ice and cold packs along with soft-tissue healing methods such as ultrasound. I then normalize the joint function through manipulation of the areas of restricted movement and joints to improve range-of-motion.

I also employ the use of deep-tissue massage and trigger point therapy. I work with all my patients to develop a rehabilitative exercise program designed to improve range of motion, endurance, strength, and stability. 

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