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Knee Pain in Oakland CA

Knee Pain in Oakland CA

Knee pain in Oakland CA

Most people experience knee pain at some point in their lives. Carrying excess weight, sports injuries, inactivity, and repetitive stress can cause damage to the knee. Left untreated, knee pain can limit activities such as exercise and a vicious cycle sets in where the person gains weight that causes knee pain and can’t lose the weight due to the inability to exercise. If you’re feeling knee pain, mild or severe, chances are you’re dealing with a problem that shouldn’t be ignored.

There are many causes of knee pain including ligamentous damage, meniscus damage, arthritis, loss of cartilage, and misalignments that can cause tendonitis and sore muscles. Today I’m going to talk about one of the most common causes that is often treatable, patellofemoral syndrome.

What Is Patellofemoral Syndrome?

Patellofemoral Syndrome is pain in the front of the knee. There are several causes of Patellofemoral Syndrome, and it frequently occurs in people who are active such as athletes, laborers, and teenagers. However, it can affect anyone. It may be caused by overuse, excess weight, improperly aligned kneecaps (aka patellar tracking disorder), injury to the kneecap, or other changes that may occur under the kneecap.

Symptoms of Patellofemoral Syndrome

Knee pain that is exacerbated by:

  • Sitting with bent knees
  • Squatting
  • Jumping
  • Going down the stairs

You may also experience a “popping” or buckling of the knee occasionally, or a grinding sensation when walking or moving the knee.

Treatment of Patellofemoral Syndrome

Treatment of Patellofemoral Syndrome takes time but it is possible to reverse the pain if the cartilage of the kneecap is still in good shape. Even if the cartilage is compromised, realigning the knee will help relax the muscles and take pressure off the the knee. I recommend coming in for regular adjustments in order to realign and stabilize the knee, in addition to corrective exercises to bring the muscles back into balance. Since the knee is connected to the hip, which is connected to the spine, adjustments can help to mobilize these joints back into alignment. This will help to alleviate joint stress, bring down the inflammation, and facilitate the body’s natural healing process.

If you are experiencing knee pain, don’t wait it out because it may get worse over time, and can lead to a vicious cycle of weight gain and knee pain. Email us at, call 510-922-1579 or text 510-690-9948 to schedule a free consultation to see if chiropractic care would help to alleviate your knee pain.


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Oakland, CA 94610
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