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Knee Pain Treatment in Lincoln, NE

Dr. Shane Davidson DC Lincoln, NE Chiropractor

Knee Pain Specialist

The knee is involved in a variety of activities throughout the day. In addition to bending and straightening the lower leg countless times throughout the day, it also supports the upper body’s weight. Not only does the knee act as a hinge joint, but it also has a degree of rotational flexibility, which gives the body a greater range of motion. However, this also makes the knee more susceptible to injury.

Fortunately, chiropractic treatment can help those who have knee discomfort. The first step is to identify the most prevalent causes of knee discomfort. Our Dr. Shane Davidson DC, a knee pain specialist, is highly trained in various treatment methods and will be able to give a quick and thorough assessment.

Symptoms Of Knee Pain

There are a variety of knee pain symptoms, including:

  • Inability to balance
  • Stiffness or swelling in the knee
  • Dull or aching pain around the knee
  • Stabbing pain above or below the knee
  • A knee that is warm to the touch
  • Weakness in knee and legs
  • Reduced range of motion in the knee
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Cracking sounds and feelings when moving the knee

Types Of Knee Pain

Some of the most common types of knee pain are:

  • Knee osteoarthritis – standard wear and tear to the cartilage in the knee that comes with age and use
  • ACL tear 
  • Meniscus tear
  • Runner’s knee – damage to the knee that occurs from repeated impact

Causes Of Knee Pain

Causes of knee pain are abundant, but some common causes include:

  • ACL Injury or tear – This is damage to the ligament that keeps the knee together during rotation
  • Fracture to bones 
  • Torn meniscus – damage to the cartilage that helps absorb shock
  • Knee bursitis – inflammation of sacs near the knee joint that help protect bones and tendons
  • Patellar tendinitis – injury to the tendon that connects your shin to your kneecap (your patella). 
  • Gout and infections
  • Ruptured ligament and Torn cartilage
  • Osteoarthritis

Long Term Problems Due To Untreated Knee Pain

It is not wise to ignore knee pain as it can lead to a range of long-term problems:

  • Chronic pain in knee and leg
  • Constant inflammation of joints in the knee
  • ACL Tear and Meniscus tear
  • Permanent damage to joints
  • Instability when walking or limited range of motion
  • Fractures that get worse with age

Temporary Pain Relief

At Novo Chiropractic Lincoln clinic, we suggest some temporary solutions for Knee pain relief:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or aspirin
  • Ice packs
  • Heating pads
  • Stretches or light exercises
  • Rest
  • Compression
  • Elevating your knees to alleviate pain

Chiropractic Treatment For Knee Pain

Our doctors are standing by to provide you with a thorough consultation and assessment and discuss your treatment options if you seek knee pain treatment. At our Knee pain clinic, we have a team of chiropractors who can offer natural remedies and provide relief when you need it the most.

In our knee pain treatment in Lincoln, NE, we will diagnose your knee pain before treating it so you know that you are attacking the actual problem rather than just alleviating the symptoms. From here, we will give several options for treatment and allow you to choose the one you are most comfortable with.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Knee Pain

Do chiropractors specialize in knee pain?

Chiropractors treat a wide range of symptoms, and knee pain is one of our specialties. We have doctors that are experts in finding and treating the root cause of your knee pain.

What causes knee pain under the kneecap?

Knee pain under the kneecap has several causes, most commonly patellar tendinitis when the tendon between your kneecap and shin becomes injured or inflamed. Runner’s knee is also a common cause of this type of pain.

What does a torn tendon in the knee feel like?

A torn tendon – usually a patellar tendon – can be very painful and usually feels like a popping sensation when it happens. Afterward, there can be significant pain and a lot of swelling in the region. You also may have trouble putting your knee in a straight position.

What is the most painful knee injury?

In general, an ACL tear is considered the most painful knee injury and often the one that requires the most rehabilitation. The ACL runs between the thigh and shin. ACL tears are common among athletes because of the motions they make.

How do I know if my knee pain is serious?

If your knee pain is persistent and gets worse with time, or if you find that it affects your ability to walk or perform everyday tasks, you should see a doctor as it is likely a serious condition.

What is the best painkiller for knee pain?

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen are generally considered adequate for minor knee pain. In severe cases of debilitating pain, stronger painkillers may be prescribed.

What is the most excruciating pain?

Some of the most excruciating forms of knee pain are ACL tears, osteoarthritis, and torn meniscus.

Does Medical Insurance Covers Knee Pain?

Some medical insurance plans will cover knee pain treatment, but it is wise to check with your provider to make sure that you can get these benefits. Minor treatment may only require OTC drugs, and not all plans will pay for those. Your insurance company may cover knee pain caused by injury.

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