Living with knee pain can lead a poor quality of life. Let’s face it, your knees aren’t as young as they used to be. And playing with the kids or grandkids isn’t any easier either. Maybe your knee pain prevents you from walking, going up and down stairs or doing extended standing.
For some people, they had to give up their favorite hobbies (like golf, bowling or playing in their garden). Nothing’s worse than feeling great mentally, but physically being held back from life because your knee hurts and the pain just won’t go away.
The immobility caused by chronic knee pain can ruin one’s quality of life. Simple things like going to the grocery store, running errands, traveling, going up and down the stairs, housework, maintaining your property, cooking, yard work, and being able to engage in projects becomes troublesome to impossible. For some people, they feel they need to find a close parking spot when they go out to eat (to minimize the number of steps they have to walk). For others, it feels like their independence is being stripped away.
Knee Pain can be caused by any of the following:
- Cartilage Damage
- Torn Meniscus
- Bone on Bone
- Crunching & Popping Sounds
One of the most overlooked causes of chronic knee pain is a disruption of neurological control of the muscles which control flexion and extension. Muscles don’t just contract on their own. They rely on neurological impulse from the peripheral and central nervous system for this to occur. When the muscles don’t work right, the knee joint becomes sloppy. This then causes arthritis, wear and tear on the meniscus, bursitis, tendonitis all resulting in knee pain!
The first thing we need to do is to gather some information about your problem. During the consultation, we will review your medical history, and explore all of the parameters regarding your condition. We’ll review the quality and severity of your problem, and discover if there are any additional issues that need to be considered.
To determine the severity, extent and type of your knee pain problem, we need to do an examination of your knee(s). Orthopedic, neurological, functional range of motion, and muscle testing are all done. After that, the Doctor will be able to diagnose the problem, give you a prognosis and determine what would be the most appropriate course of care.
If you’ve been dealing with knee pain, book a free, no obligation consultation today.