Knee Injuries

Introduction to Knee Injuries
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Knee pain is another common problem we see at Kinetic Health. Whether you are suffering from a meniscus injury, runners knee, ligamentous damage or even osteoarthritis of the knee we can help. Many patients do not realize that surgery is not the only alternative when it comes to knee pain.  Manual therapy and exercise can often reduce pain, and substantially increase function especially in the early stages of this condition.  Another common problem related to hip pain is “Iliotibial band syndrome” a problem we often treat at Kinetic Health.

 

We are providing you with several articles below to help you understand our examination procedures, treatment methods, exercise recommendations and much more. Each article under this section provides you with key information that can help you make informed choices to better resolve your specific problem.

 
 
 
 
 
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Illiotibial Band Syndrome

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is an overuse injury seen in runners, cyclists, soccer players, skiers, and weightlifters. ITBS is one of the most common causes of lateral knee pain. This condition often never completely resolves with conventional treatments, since most practitioners do not typically address all of the key structures involved in this injury.

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Meniscus Injuries Part 1 - What Are You Dealing With

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Knee pain caused by a meniscus injury is very common, in fact it may be one of the most common forms of knee injury. About 850,000 surgical procedures on the meniscus are performed each year. The good news is that all meniscus injuries DO NOT require surgery!

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Meniscus Injuries Part 2 - Diagnosis & Acute Stage

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

In Part 2, we will discuss some key factors that must be considered when performing a physical examination, including the role played by imaging. We will also cover the initial phases of treatment after a meniscus injury has occurred.

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Meniscus Injuries Part 3 - Treatment Approaches

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

The primary goal of non-surgical meniscus treatment is to reduce pain and improve function. If these goals are met, then often surgery may be avoided. This does not mean that nonsurgical options will heal a meniscus injury. Whether or not the meniscus heals will depend on several factors such as the location of the injury, the type of tear, the age of the patient, and other factors.

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Popliteus Muscle - "The Key of the Knee"

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

The popliteus muscle is often called "The Key of the Knee" because it is responsible for "unlocking" the knee when the leg is in an extended position. Besides this "unlocking" function the popliteus muscle also helps to perform several critical actions during the gait cycle.

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Osteoarthritis of the Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis - Part 1

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Although OA is not a condition that reduces life span, it does have a significant effect on the quality of an individual’s life. Fortunately, manual therapy and exercise can make a significant difference in this condition by slowing its progression, reducing or eliminating pain, and improving overall function.

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Osteoarthritis of the Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis - Part 2

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

In part two of “Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee,” we will discuss using manual therapy techniques with video demonstrations showing both joint mobilization and soft tissue techniques that we use. We will also include video demonstrations showing common exercises that we prescribe to our patients with hip and knee OA.

 
 

Expect & Receive The Best Possible Care

At Kinetic Health, we are proud of our high success rate in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and are even happier about the high level of patient satisfaction that we regularly achieve. 

 

Our comprehensive examination processes, ability to integrate multiple and effective treatment modalities, and our customized treatment and exercise plans ensure that every patient receives a high quality of care that addresses their specific needs.

 

We have great working relationships with the medical community across the city. You can expect your medical practitioner to receive clear summations of our examination findings with follow-up letters about our treatment results. This collaboration ensures your needs are met effectively.

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