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Our Effective Knee Treatments Can Help You Avoid Surgery

Get the best and most effective knee treatments when you visit a non-surgical knee expert at Chiropractic Specialty Center®.

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Effective knee pain treatment occurs when your doctor or therapist target the actual cause of your pain. The knee joint is a complex entity comprised of multiple soft tissues (ligaments, tendons, and muscles), cartilaginous structures (the articular cartilage and the menisci) as well as the 14 bursae. Degenerative changes (wear and tear), injury or underlying health conditions are known factors implicated in knee pain.

Knee pain is a common condition in kids, young adults and elderly. However, effective knee pain treatment that repairs the cause isn’t that common. Unfortunately, most doctors and therapists provide palliative care. Palliative care can be of help. To recover fully, you will need targeted treatment. In other words, effective knee treatment fixes or repairs the damage. Medication, exercise, rest, injections or braces have failed most as they lack specificity. Chiropractic Specialty Center® provides the most effective knee pain treatment because we assess and target the actual damage. This article gives you an overview of the function and structures of the various knee tissues. We will cover the knee treatments after we have our discussion about the knee joint, its function and structures.

What is the function of the Knee Joint?

The primary function of the knee joint is to bear the body’s weight and to provide mobility. The bending, extending and straightening of the knee joint is accomplished through a serious of interconnecting soft tissues. Mules, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and meniscus along with the four primary bones of the knee achieve movements that occur at the knee joint. Pain will result when one or more of these bones are not properly aligned. Let’s look at the knee joint (bones), ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and menisci. A closer look will help you understand the importance of effective knee pain treatment.

Primary structures of the Knee Joint

The primary structures in your knee joint include weight-bearing bones, non-weight-bearing bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, menisci, and bursae.

The two weight-bearing bones of the knee

Your knee joint has two weight-bearing bones, the femur or thighbone, and the tibia or the shinbone. The femur or the thighbone forms the upper portion of the knee joint. The femur also forms the hip joint. Patients that suffer from knee pain should also have their hip joint assessed. Yes, hip problems can also cause knee pain. Tibia or the shinbone connects to the femur. It is the lower weight-bearing bone of the knee. Effective knee pain treatment of weight-bearing joint is critical to recovery.

The two non-weight-bearing bones of the knee

The non-weight-bearing knee joints are just as important if effective knee pain treatment. Patella and the fibula are the non-weight-bearing bones of the knee joint. Their primary function is for muscles attachment that enabling movements at the knee joint or the ankle joint. The patella is the largest sesamoid bone in the body. We have provided a brief description of a sesamoid bone under tendons.

Ligaments of the knee joint

illustration shows normal knee ligament

By definition, ligaments are the tightly bound fibrous bands of tissue that connects bones, forming joints. The four ligaments of the knee that create the knee joint are:

  1. Medical collateral ligament (MCL)
  2. Lateral collateral ligament (LCL)
  3. Anterior Cruciate ligament (ACL)
  4. Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)

The medial and lateral collateral ligaments (MCL and LCL), connects to the inner and outer parts of the knee respectively. Collectively, they provide the knee with side-to-side stability. The ACL and PCL are ligaments situated inside your knee joint. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) provides your knees with front-to-back stability as well as stability during rotational movements. Stability assessments of these four ligaments are essential parts of an effective knee pain treatment program.

What are the primary tendons of the knee?

The general rule for tendons is that they connect muscles to bones. They are essential components of an effective knee pain treatment program. Your knee joint has two primary tendons:

  1. Quadriceps tendon
  2. Patellar tendon

The quadriceps tendon attaches the quadriceps muscles (rectus femoris) to the kneecap (patella), enabling knee extension. The patellar tendon is an exceptional tendon as it connects the patella to the tibia. Realistically speaking, a ligament classification is less confusing. However, it is classified as a tendon because the bony attachment is to a sesamoid bone (patella or kneecap). Sesamoid bones are small bones found in hand, feet or knee. They develop within tendons that traverse (pass over) angular structures. As mentioned, the patellar is largest of sesamoid bones. Therefore, the tissue connecting the patella to the leg bone is a tendon.

Joint cartilage within your knee

The joint cartilage or the articular cartilage is the source of pain in the knee. Knee joint cartilage is a firm but somewhat rubbery tissue that covers the ends of knee bones as well as the bottom surface of the kneecap (patella). Together with the menisci, they provide shock absorbance. Effective knee treatment must consider the cartilaginous health of the knee joint. Improper weight-bearing and injuries lead to degenerative changes in the cartilage and eventual pain. Accurate diagnosis and targeted treatments of the knee cartilage are essential parts of effective knee pain treatment.

The menisci of the knee

illustration shows meniscus knee

The knee joint has two crescent-shaped fibro-cartilaginous structures known as menisci (plural for meniscus), the medial and lateral meniscus. The bottom of the menisci (medial and lateral meniscus) attach to the tibia or leg bone. The upper portions of the menisci are curved inwards (concave). The concave surface of the menisci forms the articular surface or point for the femoral condyle or the knee end of the thighbone. Meniscal injury is a common source of knee pain. Even the slightest damage to the menisci requires treatment. Differing to what most may tell you, a meniscal injury can heal with effective knee pain treatment programs that address the tears holistically.

The bursae of the knee joint

illustration shows the difference of healthy knee bursae

A bursa is a fluid-filled sac. Their primary function is cushioning of soft tissues near the skin or bony surfaces such as joints. In total there are there 14 bursae (plural for bursa) around the knee. Below is the list of bursae around the knee. We have divided them into categories for simplicity:

A bursa is a fluid-filled sac. Their primary function is cushioning of soft tissues near the skin or bony surfaces such as joints. In total there are there 14 bursae (plural for bursa) around the knee. Below is the list of bursae around the knee. We have divided them into categories for simplicity:

Knee bursae in the anterior compartment:

  • Subcutaneous bursa
  • Suprapatellar bursa
  • Prepatellar bursa
  • The deep infrapatellar bursa
  • Pretibial bursa

Knee bursae along the outer or lateral compartment of the knee joint:

  • Fibulopopliteal bursa
  • Lateral gastrocnemius bursa
  • Fibulopopliteal bursa
  • Subpopliteal bursa or recess

Bursae along the inner part or medial compartment of the knee joint:

  • Subtendionous or the medial gastrocnemius bursa
  • Anserine bursa
  • Semimembranosus bursa
  • Bursa between the semimembranosus and semitendinosus tendons (a rarely found bursa in most) Semimembranosa bursa

Knee bursitis is relatively common in an injured knee. Bursitis can be self-limiting if the injury is minimal. However, if your pain persists for more than one week, you need our non-surgical holistic expert teams of chiropractors and physiotherapists

Opt for holistic treatment that repairs the actual damage

Chiropractic Specialty Center® provides comprehensive knee pain treatments that are highly effective. Our successes are the result of our in-depth understanding of the knee joint and issues that cause pain. If you suffer from knee pain or had an injury, call or visit us. Talk to us about non-invasive options before opting for surgery or injections.

We will evaluate the muscles, ligaments, meniscus, and joints of the knee to identify weakness and malfunction. Our treatments start when we have identified the cause of pain. Once the cause is diagnosed, physiotherapist and chiropractors will work on you collaboratively. In addition to the manual procedures, they will use some sophisticated therapy devices. Their goal is to get you healthy as soon as possible. Best of all, this is done without surgery or injections.

Effective knee treatment by Chiropractic Specialty Center®

effective knee treatments in MalaysiaOur clinical team’s goal is to provide you with effective knee pain treatment that repairs the damage. The first step is a critical step in which we assess and diagnose your knee pain or injury. The diagnosis part is the hardest if it goes well, so will the therapy. For an accurate diagnosis, we may need an x-ray or even MRI. Regardless of the severity of your condition, we will have a non-surgical option available for you.

When our team starts their treatment, you can rest assured that they will deliver the promised results. We have over a 95% success rate when it comes to knee treatments. Our achieved successes are the reason why knee sufferers seek our advice. So, if you have an injured knee or a painful knee joint, we can help.

 

We can help even if you have had knee replacement surgery and still live with pain.

Remember, many still have pain after surgery. The majority of patients we have treated were those that have had surgery or those that were strongly encouraged to have surgery. In both these cases, improvements achieved were non-surgical.

Chiropractic Specialty Centers® have teams of Physiotherapists, and Chiropractor to treat even the most painful knee condition. We have helped many that Knee surgery made worse. Far too many are pushed into getting the useless arthroscopic surgery or talked into getting the TKR (Total Knee Replacement Surgery) way too early. If your surgeon is recommending surgery or steroid injections, visit us first. Knee surgery or steroid injections can have some limited improvement, but most will still suffer in pain.

Get your pain healed without cutting or taking harmful substances. Visit one of our centers today to start your recovery.  Don’t let knee pain bog you down. Our effective knee treatments for knee pain that can help you live a healthy active life again. 

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