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Knee Pain

By: Dr. Phil Bechard, DC

Knee pain is a common issue…..and one of the most commonly asked questions I get is “do you treat knees?” while I’m working on another issue with someone!  

Knee pain tends to generate from injury, aging, or overuse. Mild forms of knee pain tend to go away, but severe, limiting, or long term knee pain should be addressed through the guidance of a professional. 

The most common forms of knee pain that we work on in the office include:

  • Meniscus injuries

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Patellar tendonitis 

In addition to problems directly associated with the tissue of the knee, knee pain can also be caused by a variety of other issues! Often knee pain is generated from other places, due to the fact that it is a very stable joint in the body. If it is suffering from wear and tear, it’s likely that the problem is not necessarily the source that needs to be worked on! This is why it is important to be evaluated so a source can be established and appropriate care for your specific problem can be advised. Below is a list of a number of the most common causes for knee pain that isn’t generated from the knee:

  • IT Band syndrome 

  • Lower back dysfunction/referral pain 

  • Hip mobility Issues

  • Ankle mobility issues 

  • Core stability 

If you have knee pain and haven’t quite figured out how to get yourself back to the things you are missing out on because of it, even if it has been years, a chiropractor in our office can help evaluate the source (or sources) of your pain and how to best address them. If you feel like you're miles behind because you can’t move forward with your knees, give us a call at in Rochester 585-445-8584 or in Penfield at 5858-445-8605 or schedule online.


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