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Knee Pain. Why do I have it? Insights into Common Knee Injuries

March 7, 2024
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Let’s unravel some of the complexities surrounding knee pain and knee injuries that our chiropractors, Dr. Mark Beovich and Dr. Alex O’Shaughnessy commonly see. Prior to delving into the details, please bear in mind that the information provided here is not a substitute for professional medical advice. For personalised guidance, always consult with our experienced professionals or another qualified healthcare practitioner.

Here are a few common ones we see at our clinic:

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Sprains and Strains

Affecting ligaments, tendons, and muscles, sprains involve stretched or torn ligaments, while strains impact the muscles or tendons around the knee.

  • Ligaments: Notable players include the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL).
  • Tendons: Essential components include the patellar and quadriceps tendons.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Commonly known as “runner’s knee,” PFPS arises from abnormal tracking between the kneecap (patella) and the thigh bone (femur).

  • Key Structures: The patella, femur, and surrounding soft tissues, encompassing the quadriceps and patellar tendons.

Meniscus Tears

The meniscus, a vital shock-absorbing cartilage, is susceptible to tearing due to sudden twists or repetitive stress.

  • Critical Components: The meniscus, positioned between the shinbone (tibia) and thighbone (femur).

Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome:

Resulting from inflammation of the ITB, this syndrome affects the thick band running along the lateral (outside) side of the thigh.

  • Significant Structures: The ITB, exerting influence on the lateral aspect of the knee.

Ligament Injuries (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL):
Injuries to these vital ligaments, often stemming from sudden twists or impact, can significantly impact knee stability.

  • Crucial Ligaments: The ACL, PCL, LCL and MCL, integral for maintaining the integrity of the joint.

At Bayswater Chiropractic, we recognise the multifaceted nature of knee injuries. Dr. Mark Beovich and Dr. Alex O’Shaughnessy are dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment plans for these conditions. Remember, this blog serves as an overview only, and for personalised advice and treatment, book an appointment online or with another qualified healthcare professional. If you have never been to a Chiropractor before and are unsure of what we do then have a read of what to expect from your first visit here or our types of treatment here.

The information presented is intended for general awareness and educational purposes. It does not substitute professional medical advice. Curious about Cold Laser Therapy? We commonly use for knee conditions but we use it for other conditions as well. Check out our post on Bursitis and Cold Laser Therapy.