Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain

What is Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain?

With age, the chances of pain in your lower leg, specifically in the knees, foot, and ankles, increases. More than 20 percent of adults experience pain or have some kind of problem in the joints below the knees. If you are having difficulty in moving, walking, or  bearing weight or swelling, tenderness or stiffness in the joints, then you are more likely to have certain disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

If you experience any type of pain in your knees, foot or ankle, then it may be due to some change in your lifestyle or an increase in your weight. The joints are very small below the knees. Therefore, any sudden change in your lifestyle or weight can easily strain these joints.

Causes of Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain

There are many causes of pain in the knee, foot, and ankle. Some of the causes are:

  • Sprains
  • Injuries or fracture
  • Overuse of the muscles
  • Dislocations
  • Arthritis, gout, bursitis, tendinitis or other such conditions
  • Infection
  • Weight gain
  • Nerve damage
  • Tumors

Symptoms of Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain

Some symptoms of knee, foot, and ankle pain are:

  • Constant pain in the affected joint
  • Stiffness and redness
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Unable to bear the weight
  • Unable to fully straighten your knee
  • Instability and weakness

Chiropractic Care for Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain

Chiropractic care can help in managing and relieving the swelling and pain in the knee, foot, and ankle. The chiropractic adjustments and therapies can reduce the tenderness and stiffness in the joints and help in restoring functions and increasing the motion of the joints. The chiropractic treatment is case-specific and offers a safe, non-addictive, non-invasive alternative to prescribed medicines and surgery. Proper and regular chiropractor care will ensure that there is a reduction in pain in knees, foot, and ankles and the condition does not worsen.