KNEE PAIN

Research suggests that thorough clinical examination is generally very good at ruling out various knee pathologies, including internal derangement.

About Knee Pain

Like the hip, knee pain can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease. Research suggests that thorough clinical examination is generally very good at ruling out various knee pathologies, including internal derangement. 


If no red flags for disease are present, we can make the assumption that the knee problem falls into a very broad category of injury. In this case, we ask ourselves:
  • Has there been any damage to the meniscus or cruciate ligaments?
  • Is the knee stable?
  • What is the primary pain generator?
  • Is there joint dysfunction or any soft tissue problems?
  • Are there any other contributing/predisposing factors?

Some common knee problems include:

  • Contusions
  • Dislocations
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (jumper’s knee)
  • Chondromalacia (runner’s knee)
  • Quadriceps tendinopathy
  • Osgood Schlatter’s
  • Sprains/strains
  • Symptomatic plica
  • Referral pain from the hip, sacroiliac joint, or lumbar spine
  • Bursitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Meniscus tears
  • Neuropathy
  • Gastrocnemius tendinopathy
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Cruciate ligament tears
  • Sciatica (referred pain)

Location of knee pain

Location of pain and tenderness can be very helpful in making the most accurate diagnosis. We at Mobility Plus Downtown Seattle Chiropractic Care, like to implement a variety of interventions for effective knee pain treatment and pain relief.

Depending on your diagnosis, we work to build a concise treatment plan for you that targets both the direct and indirect causes of your knee pain.


Here are some of the solutions that we can provide for you:

Connect with us:

Mobility Plus Downtown Seattle Chiropractic Care

P: 206-441-2505
F: 206-441-2508
info@mobilityplussportsrehab.com