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Did you know?

  • Knee pain on the whole is a very common condition and frequent problem presenting to general practitioners. The overall prevalence of knee pain in the population is approximately 19%.

Source: https://www.myvmc.com/diseases/knee-pain/

  • Men: It is estimated that the overall prevalence of knee pain for men of all ages is between 15 and 20%. A study in the US showed that approximately 18% of men aged 60 years and older reported knee pain and the incidence increases steadily with age.

Source: https://www.myvmc.com/diseases/knee-pain/

  • Women: The overall prevalence of knee pain in women is approximately 20%. A study in the US showed that approximately 23% of women aged 60 years and older reported knee pain.

Source: https://www.myvmc.com/diseases/knee-pain/

  • More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. With an aging population staying in the workforce longer and obesity on the rise, demand for total knee replacement surgery is expected to exceed 3 million by the year 2030.

 Source: http://www.anationinmotion.org/value/knee/

 

What causes knee pain?

 Knee pain can be caused by muscle imbalance, repetitive strain and injury to the muscles, ligaments and cartilage surrounding the knee.  Pressure on the nerves in the lower back can be the cause of weakness and or pain in your knee, allowing it to become more easily injured.

 

How do you treat knee pain?

 Chiropractic care is very successful in relieving and correcting these painful conditions without the use of drugs.

 

Where can I go for help?

To see if chiropractor may be able to help you call (402) 375-3450 today for a complimentary consultation.