3 Tests to Determine the Cause of Knee Pain | Chiropractor f0r Knee Pain in Stuart, FL
Greetings, I’m Dr. Bill Wiedner. Today, let’s explore three straightforward at-home tests to help you pinpoint potential causes of your knee pain.
Begin your self-assessment by visually inspecting your knees. Check for noticeable differences in shape, proportion, or size. Swelling or asymmetry could be indicators of inflammation, arthritis, or underlying issues. Early detection allows for timely intervention to address acute or chronic concerns.
Move on to palpation, gently feeling around your knees. Pay attention to tenderness, warmth, or irregularities. Explore the sides and back of the knee for any lumps or imbalances. Detecting abnormalities early on provides valuable insights and prompts further investigation into potential problems.
Range of Motion Check
Evaluate your knee’s range of motion through simple, natural movements. Flex and extend your knee smoothly, listening for any discomfort, crunching, or popping sounds. A healthy knee should exhibit a seamless, lubricated motion. If you encounter hindrances or discomfort, it’s a signal to explore and address potential underlying issues.
Sally’s Test (Orthopedic Test)
Conclude your self-tests with Sally’s test. Stand on one leg, flex the knee, and perform internal and external rotations. Discomfort during these movements may suggest internal knee problems, instability, or issues with ligaments, tendons, or cartilage. Early identification is key for effective intervention.
Should any of these tests reveal discomfort, abnormalities, or imbalances, reach out to us or another healthcare provider promptly. We’re here to assist in evaluating and addressing any underlying knee concerns. Thank you, and we look forward to helping you on your journey to knee health.