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Knee Pain


The Knee Joint

normal-knee-anatomy_1.jpgThe knee is a complex joint that relies heavily on ligaments and muscles for stability.The knee is a major weight bearing joint and is composed of:
the tibio-femoral joint (between the thigh and lower leg)
the patello-femoral joint (between the knee cap and the thigh),
Muscles and ligaments, which gives active and passive stability to the knee.

Two ring shaped cartilage discs in the knee, called the menisci (one meniscus).

Examination of the Knee Joint

When pain is perceived as coming from the knee, all the anatomical components need to be examined and in addition to the knee joint, the low back, pelvis, hip, ankle and foot need to be examined due to the direct influence they have on the knee, and vice versa.
As chiropractors we take a comprehensive medical history and perform a thorough physical and biomechanical examination in order to make an accurate diagnosis - without an accurate diagnosis, the treatment will not be successful.
Our approach of assessing and treating the knee includes the evaluation of the other joints and muscles relating to the knee. This is for several reasons:
Firstly, pain can be referred from other structures in the low back, pelvis and hip into the knee, in certain conditions.

Secondly, if other joints in the lower limb are not working correctly they can put increased stress on the knee joint, resulting in injury over time. Therefore to resolve the knee pain chiropractors may also treat other areas, to maximise long-term improvement.

Chiropractic treatment of knee pain

We have outlined the process of our treatment below to give you an idea of our approach. We would normally modify the treatment to suit each patient and their specific conditions. So the type of treatment that is most appropriate for one person is not necessarily right for another.

Stage 1: Reduce joint inflammation and reduce pain.

Avoidance of aggravating factors, use of a support, sports tape
Ice to reduce inflammation, muscle spasm and pain

Soft tissue healing: laser, ultrasound and interferential therapy

Stage 2: Normalise joint function

Specific chiropractic manipulation and mobilisation techniques to areas of restricted movement in the knee and surrounding joints, to increase movement, improve the function and reduce pain

Deep soft tissue massage, trigger-point therapy and cross-friction.

Stage 3: Rehabilitation,exercise programme.

When appropriate we introduce exercises to improve strength, endurance and stability. We also work on improving your balance and your sense of joint position (proprioception). This will help you to return to normal and also prevent new injuries.

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    Sammi - Apr 20, 2011
  • ""Great Chiropractor!"

    I fought with back pain for long time before going to see Dr. A. Now, as soon as I feel stiffness, or any singe- which isn't very often- I get an appointment to see my chiropractor. Thank you, Dr. A"
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  • ""Very courteous & respectful (unlike some doctors!)"

    I have been going to Mr.Abbas Khayami for almost 1 year now and I have no need to visit another chiro. Abbas takes care of everything and is very courteous, respectful and knows 100% what he is doing. Went to 4-5 chiros before him and I'm a customer for as long as he's in the valley. Thank you Abbas!"
    Bryce - Jul 10, 2011
  • "I arrived from South Africa and after 2 days of long, cramped air travel and a tedious 9 hour layover, my back and neck were in "bad shape". My daughter took me to see Dr. Abbas Khayami and I was pleasantly surprised at both the warm greeting I got as well as the avid attention to the description of my ailments. Dr. Khayami took the time to listen to me and was genuinely concerned about all aches and pains. He has a very professional and respectful manner and after just 1 treatment my pain disso"
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  • "I had been experiencing lower back pain off and on for several years. It wasn't until I was in severe pain before I decided to visit a chiropractor. It was my first time at a chiropractor and so I did not know what to expect. Dr. Khayami was great. He patiently took the time to listen and talk to me about my pain. He explained what was causing the pain, recommended treatment, and even showed me some stretches to help stop the issue from recurring. After just one treatment I was feeling 100% bett"
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