Knee Pain


Chiropractors located in Barrington, IL

Pain in your knees hampers your ability to get up from a chair, go up and down stairs, or even walk around the block. Consult the chiropractors at ChiroFit in Barrington, Illinois for a possible solution to your knee pain. Muscle imbalances and dysfunctional movement patterns contribute to knee pain. ChiroFit offers manual adjustments and corrective exercise physical therapy to resolve your knee pain. Call the office for an appointment or use the online booking tool.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

An overt injury to your knee is a clear reason for pain in the joint. But the knee is a complex joint subject to a number of not-so-obvious stressors. It experiences a lot of stress and impact daily and moves in multiple directions, which makes it vulnerable to pain and injury.

You may have knee pain due to:

  • Muscle imbalances
  • Connective tissue injury
  • Overuse
  • Being overweight

What are common causes of knee pain?

Osteoarthritis is a common diagnosis for knee pain. Other possible causes include:

  • Ligament or cartilage damage
  • Chondromalacia patella -- pain behind the knee due to inflammation
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Lower back problems at the sacroiliac joint, where the hip connects to the spine
  • Iliotibial (IT) band tightness
  • Runner’s knee -- pain in the front of the knee due to quadriceps pulling on the connective tissue

When should I seek chiropractic care for knee pain?

You don’t have to live with constant, nagging knee pain. Signs that you should consult ChiroFit include:

  • You’re limited in daily function
  • You’re overly reliant on over-the-counter pain medications for relief
  • You feel pain even with limited movement and while on pain meds
  • You have soreness and stiffness accompanied by weakness, popping, or clicking

A chiropractor can address postural issues and muscle imbalances in your hips, back, ankles, and feet that may be causing, or at least exacerbating, your knee pain.

How can chiropractic care help heal knee pain?

Chiropractic care addresses the underlying issues that may be causing knee pain.The doctors at ChiroFit diagnose knee pain by examining your range of motion and assessing your symptoms. They look at your lower back and pelvic function as well, as these directly impact the knee.

Gentle adjustments to your back or knee can improve range of motion and restore normal function. Soft tissue therapy and physical therapy are also options to resolve.

If you had to undergo surgery to repair your knee, ChiroFit can help you during rehabilitation, as the doctors guide you through proper stretching and strengthening exercises. You may also receive advice about optimal footwear and at-home exercises to strengthen the muscles around the knee and prevent future pain.