Life slows right down and your overall health can deteriorate quickly. The good news is that with the right chiropractic care, you can see major improvements and get free from pain.
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It's a big medical word that describes a painful irritation of the cartilage behind your kneecap.
Although anyone may be affected, it is often the result of overuse of the knee in sports that require jumping or running so it is sometimes referred to as "Runner's knee".
The reason why you need to know this is because PFPS is the most common cause of knee pain in the general population. It affects an estimated 25% of adults.
What Are The Leading Causes Of PFPS?
One of the most common causes of PFPS is an imbalance between the muscles that help to guide your kneecap in its V-shaped groove at the end of your thigh bone.
Repeatedly flexing and extending a misaligned kneecap leads to pain, swelling and eventually arthritis.
Misalignment of the kneecap (patella) is often secondary to problems in the hip and foot, especially weakness of your gluteal muscles or flat feet.
PFPS produces a dull pain behind the kneecap. It is aggravated by:
arising from a seated position.
The pain is often worse when walking downhill or down stairs. Longstanding misalignment can cause damage to the cartilage, which results in popping, grinding or giving way.
Conservative chiropractic care, like the type provided in this office, is generally successful at relieving your symptoms.
Initially, we need to find out what is wrong with a detailed history, examination and if necessary diagnostic imaging.
Then we need to establish a treatment plan. In the beginning therapy modalities including electric stim, ultrasound, acupuncture or laser therapy may be used to control pain, inflammation and swelling. Then a customized exercise program along with activity modification will be prescribed.
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