The knee is the largest joint in the body, connecting the femur, which is the upper leg bone, and tibia and fibula, which are the low leg bones . Cartilage surrounding the knee absorbs shock and allows joint movements to be smooth. The knee bears a great deal of stress from everyday activities.
Sudden injuries such as abnormally twisting or bending the knee and overuse injuries from repetitive or prolonged pressure on the knee such as stair climbing or jogging are also a common cause of knee problems. Accurate diagnosis is important in the effective treatment of knee pain.
When dealing with pain related to the lower extremities, a functional assessment of the entire lower kinetic chain from the low back to the foot has to be considered, since many knee problems are often times related to dysfunction in another area in the lower kinetic chain.
Knee pain can be debilitating and should be addressed immediately so that chronic problems do not persist. Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc. is the smart choice to better health in the Youngstown / Mahoning Valley area. We have the knowledge and experience to help patients recover from most knee problems. Contact us to start the healing process in our Boardman, Hubbard or Kinsman offices.