Knee Pain Treatment in Bel Air, MD
Do I need surgery for my knee pain?
There are many knee injuries where chiropractic and physical therapy will be able to heal the injury with no surgery. There are many injuries where surgery could have been avoided if treatment was obtained early in the injury.
How do I know if surgery is needed?
The only way for you to know is to have a professional opinion. Our doctors will perform an exam and order x-rays or MRI’s as needed. Once our doctors have the needed information they will give customize the treatment plan that is right for you and your condition.
Our providers will use multiple services and techniques that work best for you and your condition. Chiropractic adjustments, decompression, physical therapy such as electric stim and manual therapy, physical therapy exercises, massage therapy, and acupuncture.
No matter the cause, to fully overcome your knee pain; make the trusted professionals at Susquehanna Spine & Rehab part of your treatment plan.
Knee Pain Treatment Client Testimonials
My daughter started falling up the stairs at school and having severe knee pain for no apparent reason. I took her to the orthopedic surgeon who told me she had “sliding knee caps” and recommended physical therapy. With working full-time and taking care of three children I wasn’t sure how I was going to fit this into my schedule. I noticed Dr. Lee’s office as I brought my other daughter to an eye appointment and called. To my surprise Dr. Lee answered the phone himself. He gave me an appointment the very next week at a convenient time. Since then we have had a wonderful experience. Dr. Lee did a thorough exam and walked us through his entire treatment plan. Every appointment was made at a time convenient to my schedule. Heather has made wonderful progress and is now pain-free. Dr. Lee was always available for questions and kept me well informed of her progress. I have and will continue to recommend him to my family, friends, and co-workers.
I came to Dr. Lee with several aches and pains including pain in my knee, elbow, wrist, ankle, and back. I was nervous about receiving chiropractic treatment but Dr. Lee eased my concerns by thoroughly making sure that I was a safe candidate for adjustments. He took x-rays and explained to me why I’m having these aches and pains – some pain was due to overuse/misuse; some because I’m a mother of two small children. After regular adjustments and Physical Therapy, my knee pain is gone, my elbow pain is gone, my ankle and wrist are improving AND I’m reducing the migraines I used to get too! Overall I’m in much better health.
The Knee and Sports
The knees are a complicated joint and in sports are often injured.
- Why injuries occur in sports
- the foot is planted and the body to change directions rapidly,
- example: basketball
- What is the most common knee injury?
- Usually injury will occur to the ACL with a sudden hyper extension or rotational force.
- Three common sports where ACL injuries occur.
- What will I feel when I have injured my knee?
- Often the injured athlete will feel a “pop” in the knee and have sudden pain.
- The athlete may or may not fall to the ground.
- Skiers will usually fall.
- A soccer player or basketball player in mid-stride stopping suddenly and pivoting can suffer an ACL tear and still often be able to walk.
- The knee often swells after an ACL injury.
- Are knee injuries simple?
- No, it is not uncommon for multiple knee structures to be hurt in an injury.
- An ACL, MCL and lateral meniscal injury is a common “triad.”
- The knee is a complicated joint multiple injuries are common
Anatomy of the Knee
Understanding injuries of the knee means we need an anatomy lesson.
- The knee joint is a junction of three bones. The femur and the tibia meet to form a hinge joint. In front of them is the patella (kneecap). The patella sits over the other bones and slides when the leg moves.
- The ends of the three bones are covered with articular cartilage. This is a tough elastic material that basically cushions the joint. Also helping to cushion the knee are two C-shaped pads of cartilage called menisci. They lie between the tibia and the femur. There is a lateral meniscus and a medial meniscus.
- Ligaments help to stabilize the knee. These are strong elastic bands of tissue that connect one bone to another. The four main stabilizing ligaments of the knee are the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and lateral collateral ligament (LCL).
- There are two basic groups of muscles at the knee. In the front of the knee are the quadriceps muscles that work to straighten the leg out. In the back of the knee are the hamstring muscles which help to flex the knee.
- The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is important for knee stabilization. This is located deep inside the knee joint.
- The ACL helps control how far the tibia can move in relationship to the femur. Injuries to the ACL are very common and most of the time are sports related.