Knee Pain & What Could Be The Reason For It In Belleville

Knee Pain & What Could Be The Reason For It In Belleville

Chiropractic Belleville NJ Knee Pain

Knee pain in Belleville is a common symptom that brings people to the doctor's office. Whether it is an injury or a sign of old age: our knee is multi-layered and complex. Therefore, there can be numerous reasons for knee pain.

Knee pain - structure of the body part

The knee is a fascinating area of ​​our body. It is not only the largest of our joints, but also the most complex one.

In and around the knee we find:

  • The kneecap
  • The shin
  • The fibula
  • Inner and outer thigh rolls
  • Inner and outer shin plates
  • Anterior and posterior cruciate ligament
  • Inner and outer sideband
  • Inner and outer meniscus

Due to the complexity of the joint, joint pain in the knee is often difficult to classify for the layperson. What actually hurts now?

An overview of the causes of knee pain in Belleville NJ

Depending on the exact localization of the pain and depending on the different possibilities of movement of the knee joint, the following triggers can be responsible for knee pain:

  • Bruise of the knee
  • Injured cartilage
  • Muscle strain
  • Cruciate ligament tear or torn cruciate ligament
  • Meniscal tear or tear
  • Bruising of the meniscus
  • Misalignments of the legs (e.g. knock knees or bow legs)
  • Wrong posture
  • Iron storage disease
  • Incorrect strain on the body during exercise and sport
  • Obesity
  • Bone loss (osteoporosis)
  • External collateral ligament tear
  • Certain form of psoriasis
  • Inappropriate footwear
  • Injuries to the outer or inner ligament
  • arthrosis
  • arthritis
  • rheumatism
  • Baker's cyst in the hollow of the knee
  • Circulatory disorders of the bone
  • Overuse of the knee
  • Muscular imbalance
  • Lyme disease
  • Fractures of the knee joint
  • Sciatica
  • Bacterial inflammation in the knee joint
  • contortion
  • Bursitis
  • Runner's knees
  • Gout
  • Springer's knee (patellar tip syndrome)
  • Cartilage damage
  • Deformation of the kneecap

When to the doctor with knee pain?

Based on the multitude of possible causes, it becomes clear that a doctor should always be consulted, especially in the case of prolonged or particularly severe pain, if knee pain is affected. He can diagnose chronic causes or adequately treat possible injuries. For the diagnosis, the doctor will work with a palpation examination and, if necessary, with imaging procedures. Before doing this, however, he usually tries to classify your knee pain more precisely in a detailed anamnesis interview. You can prepare for the anamnesis interview by asking yourself the following questions in advance:

  • Where exactly is the pain? Inside, outside, back or front? (See also the table above)
  • Is or was there any swelling visible?
  • Have you noticed a bruise or redness?
  • When exactly does your knee pain start?
  • Did you notice that the pain was radiating in your knee? For example, in the thighs or in the lower legs?
  • How did the pain start? Has it occurred suddenly, e.g. as a result of a sports injury? If so: How exactly was the sequence of movements when the knee pain occurred? Or did the pain develop more slowly?

Depending on the cause of your knee pain, the doctor treating you will discuss how to proceed with the treatment.

What you can do for a healthy knee

As mentioned above, our knee is a very complex joint that often causes pain due to incorrect loading or degenerative aging processes. If your knee pain is the result of improper or excessive strain, the following methods may be helpful for you:

  • Make sure you get regular, and most importantly, appropriate exercise
  • Strengthen your knee joint through regular exercises and through training that is appropriate to your fitness
  • Warm up well before exercising
  • Do mobility exercises for the knee before exercising
  • Exercise with suitable footwear - also to avoid sports injuries.

Natural help with knee pain

For knee pain caused by sports injuries or by blunt violence such as bumps or blows and chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis, modern natural medicines are available today that have a similar effect to known chemical-synthetic pain ointments and medicines. These are in the form of

  • Ointments and gels for injuries
  • Tablets for injuries
  • Tablets for chronic knee diseases
  • Ampoules for medical injections for joint problems

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