Skip to main content

Common Causes of Knee Pain a Chiropractor Can Treat

By September 22, 2022March 16th, 2023No Comments

Knee issues typically occur from the natural aging process or by a sudden movement (or injury) strains the knee. Many problems associated with the knee can disrupt your daily life routine. At Superior Healthcare LLC, in Metairie, LA, we provide advanced chiropractic treatment options to help relieve knee pain and prevent future problems.


The medical term “arthritis” refers to various joint-related conditions. There are almost a hundred other parts of the body that could develop arthritis based on your everyday activity. Yet, listed below are the top two most common:

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis that impacts the knee joint. Osteoarthritis occurs as the knee joint’s cartilage gradually wears away with age, and this natural progression can be exasperated with weight or repetitive injuries.

Rheumatoid arthritis can also affect the knee joints by causing the joint to become inflamed or by destroying the knee cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis impacts those at earlier ages than osteoarthritis.

Sprained or Strained Knee Ligaments or Muscles

Knee pain can be sourced from a sudden or intense blow or twist to the joint, and it is usually followed by swelling and pain that makes walking difficult. At the same time, these injuries can usually recover after a bit of rest. However, if left unattended, the damage could develop into something much worse.

Torn Cartilage

Cartilage (Menisci) acts as protective ‘shock absorbers’ and enhances the joint’s stability. A torn cartilage is among the most common knee injuries. The meniscus can tear or naturally wear away with age but can be further aggravated by:

  • Hyper-flexing the knee
  • A sport injury
  • Climbing hills or stairs
  • Walking on an uneven surface
  • Squatting


Inflamed or irritated tendons may occur from jumping, running, or cycling. Tendonitis is characterized by tenderness, a dull ache, and minor swelling. Speak with our chiropractor about ways to ease the pain.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Superior Healthcare’s Chiropractor

If you are experiencing knee pain, contact Superior Healthcare in Metairie, LA, at 504-835-0565 to schedule a chiropractic consultation regarding your knee pain and condition. We look forward to working with you on developing a customized plan to help you alleviate your knee pain and give you a chance to get back to your preferred daily routine.