Knee Pain

Knee Pain Relief Minnetonka & Wayzata, MNKnee pain or injuries can be quite complex. Pain can occur due to something like arthritis or bursitis, or can be complicated by a sports injury such as tearing of your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or meniscus. Since the knee has multiple muscle, tendon, and ligament attachments, and is controlled by the muscles that connect to both the hip and ankle, it’s not uncommon for a hip or foot problem to throw your knees out of alignment. Dr. Natalie Miller at Reneu specializes in treating these types of injuries.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) often referred to runners knee, occurs with tightness in our quad muscle, and/or decreased activation of the gluteus medius muscles. It causes our patella to track laterally – not in the groove – which increases pressure in the joint. Symptoms are often described as a “diffuse” or general type of anterior knee pain, worse with going down stairs and squatting, or sitting for long periods of time.

What can I do about my knee pain?

We will conduct a thorough evaluation of  your knees, including the location and level of pain and how well your knees move in functional positions like squats and stairs. Once a diagnosis is determined, treatment will consist of manual techniques to increase blood flow to the ligaments and other structures of the knee to promote healing. This is helpful to tissues like the meniscus and other tendons that don’t normally have good blood flow. It will also incorporate strength-building movements, stretches, and other mobility-enhancing movements. Taping to improve the tracking in the patella can provide immediate relief to the knee.

Knee pain is not something that you need to live with – even if it seems minimal or that it will eventually go away – our treatments have been shown to provide relief in as little as one session.

For more information, or answers to your questions, contact us today at Wayzata & Minnetonka, MN Centers. Or if you’re ready to get started, click here to schedule an appointment.