A degenerated knee is a weak knee predisposed to further injury and damage. In the initial stages, the pain is mild and intermittent. However, as degenerative changes settle in or progress with time, the severity of knee pain and its’ frequency becomes prominent. Therefore, you should not ignore even a mildly painful knee. Targeted corrective knee pain treatment from Chiropractic Specialty Center® is your best option for knee pain. Let’s go over the knee joint anatomy before discussing knee treatment options.
Knee Treatments Must Be Holistic & Comprehensive To Recover
Non-invasive knee treatment is the best option for recovery. However, to heal, you need extensive therapies. In other words, the care you get must be inclusive of all damaged tissues and structures. It is rare to find a single issue when it comes to knee problems. Often, various tissues are damaged, including the ligaments, muscles, tendons, cartilage, meniscus, and knee joint. Let’s go over some of the knee structures for a better understanding.
The long bones of the leg form your knee joint. The femur (thigh bone), tibia, and fibula (shin bones) form the knee. The main weight-bearing bones of the knee are the femur and tibia. Your thigh bone or femur transmits the weight of the body onto the knee joint. Movement, mobility, weight-bearing, and shock-absorbance are functions that supported the meniscus.
A meniscus is firmly attached on top of the tibia. It allows for weight-bearing, shock absorbance, and effortless gliding motions of the femur. The cartilage (slippery shiny) surface of the femur enables effortless, smooth gliding of the femur. The fibula is the smaller bone on the side of the leg, mainly for the attachment of muscles and connective tissues. A stable knee joint is one where the bones, meniscus, and connective tissues are correctly aligned and held in place. Our clinical teams have the knowledge, experience, and advanced therapy devices to fix and repair severe knee conditions through our targeted knee pain treatment programs.