Doctor, My Knee Is Killing Me!

Over the years, I’ve had a lot of patients present with this very complaint. Oftentimes, the patient doesn’t remember any specific trauma or injury causing the pain. It just came on slowly and “IT’S GETTING WORSE”!

Fortunately, aside from any blunt trauma or a hyperextension situation, where structures are actually damaged, the knee in many cases can often be very easy to treat. Sometimes with immediate and lasting results.

Psalm 139 says, “You are fearfully and wonderfully made.” The knee joint is magnificently well designed. Made to last more than a lifetime, it is an elegant, relatively simple system that, if treated properly, is very strong and remarkably durable.

Think back if you will, to when you were a child. Remember some of the things you put your knees through growing up, sport activities, biking, skateboard or skiing. And now as an adult, the hours you’ve spent doing yard work or your trade, riding horseback or playing, and for most of us, our knees, one of the most active joints in our body are still going strong with no problems at all. Well……… most of us.

For some people their knees are a constant source of pain and discomfort. Sometimes they throb, burn, ache or there’s a sharp pain where it feels like it’s going to trick out or fail. These symptoms can have dramatic effects on our lives, and our health. They don’t hike any more, they don’t dance any more, they don’t play with their kids like they should, and forget about skiing or hunting! You just don’t feel like it anymore.

The Q angle is the angle formed by the thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia). Which is slightly larger in women, due to the width of their hips, the Q angle is a very accurate indicator of the proper positioning of the knee joint. Any prolonged increase or decrease in a persons Q angle will eventually produce lasting degenerative changes in the knee and the joints attached to it. The foot, ankle joint, hip and low back are all directly affected by changes in the Q angle at the knee.

Over the years as a Chiropractor, I’ve had wonderful success eliminating knee pain with simple Chiropractic adjusting procedures and stretching exercises. All Chiropractors are well trained in the treatment of the foot, ankle joint, knee joint, hip and low back.

You’ve suffered long enough! Schedule an appointment today with your friendly local Chiropractor. He or she will discuss your Q angle and your treatment options and have you on the road to pain free living, shooting hoops with the kids, hunting and even dancing in no time at all! See you at the top of the lift.

Dr. B