Soreness In The Knees
When you experience soreness and pain in the knee, it can prevent you from enjoying certain activities or performing certain tasks. If your soreness knee pain persists for an extended period of time, or if you think that you may have injured your knee, it would be wise to seek out medical care.
If you’re experiencing soreness knee pain on the outside of your knee, then you may have a condition called Iliotibial Band Syndrome. This condition is almost always caused by strain due to extended overuse and a misalinment of the pelvis. This is where a chiropractor can help. People who participate in sports like jogging, football, soccer, basketball, and lacrosse are all prime candidates for Iliotibial Band Syndrome. You may feel a snap when you straighten your knee, due to the tightness of the ligament of the muscle, but this condition should not affect its full range of motion.
If you’re experiencing soreness knee pain behind or around the kneecap, then you may have a condition called Chondromalacia. This condition can also be a result of overuse, or it can be the result of a traumatic blow. The difference between Iliotibial Band Syndrome and Chondromalacia is that the latter involves your kneecap rubbing against the thighbone (the femur) instead of gliding over it properly. After this goes on for a while, it can lead to damaged cartilage under the kneecap resulting in soreness knee pain.
There are also many other conditions associated with sore knees. Some of these include: cartilage injuries or meniscal tears, Patellar Tendonitis, a dislocated kneecap, Baker’s Cyst, Bursitis, Plica Syndrome, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Osteochondritis Dissecans, and sometimes Gout.
The effects of knee pain can range from slight discomfort to severe pain. In extreme cases, soreness knee pain can result in a permanent problem if left untreated. If you experience soreness knee pain, and you have not gone to see a professional about it yet, you may want to. Contact a chiropractor for a consultation, it is usually complimentary.