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Leg & Knee Pain Relief near Leisure World Areas

Knee Pain imageThe knee is a complex joint that relies heavily on ligaments and muscles for stability. The knee is a major weight bearing joint that is composed of the tibio-femoral joint, the patello-femoral joint, muscles and ligaments, which give active and passive stability to the knee, and two ring shaped cartilage discs in the knee, called the menisci (one meniscus).

What Causes Knee Pain?

Poor mobility or instability in the knee, hip, and/or ankle can result in mild to chronic pain in the corresponding knee. Knee pain can also be the product of improper movement inparticular, incorrect exercise techniques and positions, abnormal posture, trauma, and overuse are other common causes. As a result, the knee is a common area of  degeneration over time that comes along from not addressing the cause and therefore knee replacement surgery is becoming more common amongst the elderly.
Just keep in mind that not all knee pain is the same! Knee pain can happen to almost anyone; whether they are nine or ninety. Knee pain and injury is very common because the majority of us use our knees every day. At first all knee pain may appear to be the same, but, there are actually many different causes of knee pain. Each of these different causes of knee pain result in slightly different kinds of pain that can require very different types of treatment!

1) Pain Behind the Knee:
A common type of knee pain is caused by inflammation of the cartilage behind the kneecap (Chondromalacia Patella). Inflammation behind the cartilage results in a deep, dull, ache behind the kneecap. This pain tends to be much worse when using the stairs and after long periods of sitting with the knees bent (sitting at a desk all day or sitting in a movie theater). Chondromalacia patella is most common in people between the ages of 20 and 45 years old.

2) Arthritic Knee Pain near Leisure World:
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of knee pain. Osteoarthritis is also known as wear-and-tear arthritis because it is caused by the wearing down of the cartilage in the joint. The wearing down of the cartilage is caused by improper joint function and motion resulting often from abnormal posture of the torso as it relates to your hips and abnormal posture of the hips as they relate to the feet.. If your spine and hips are not moving properly, it can wear out the knee cartilage in one spot which in turn leads to osteoarthritis.

History and Examination

As with all medical conditions, a thorough exam and a complete medical history are essential to diagnosing and treating an individual knee pain. While it is easy to think the worst or jump to conclusions, some may find that their knee pain is from one of the many conditions that respond well to conservative care, which includes chiropractic treatment

The type of treatment that is most appropriate for one person is not necessarily right for another.

The main goal is to:

    1. Decrease joint inflammation and reduce pain
    2. Normalize joint function
    3. Rehabilitation with exercise when appropriate

Types of Treatment

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Individualized exercise/therapy regimen
  • Orthotics
  • Rolling (ball or foam roller)
  • Stretching
  • Straps or supports

A combination of chiropractic care for realignment, and specific exercise therapy can be very effective for healing and relief.

Contact Drs. Gabriella and Raymond Moss, they have 30 years of helping people in the Olney community with their health care problems. Find out how they can assist you as well.

No matter the cause of your knee pain, you owe it to yourself to visit their Olney Office, The knee pain specialist.

Schedule an appointment for diagnosis and relief today by calling us at 301-570-9000

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Welcome to Leisure World, MD

Leisure World is a census-designated place and unincorporated area in Montgomery CountyMaryland, United States. It is an age-restricted, gated development primarily inhabited by retirees. It was formerly known as the Rossmoor census-designated place for the 2000 census, at which time it had a population of 7,569.