Knee Pain Doctor New Jersey
If you are somebody that has EDS otherwise known as Ehlers Danlos, then you most likely have joints that have a larger than normal range of motion which leads to hyperextension, and hyperextension may even come naturally to you or you may not know you are hyperextending. So if you are experiencing chronic knee pain, and you’ve recently learned that you had EDS, then it might do you some good to do some research on how to identify a hyperextended knee and correct it.
Obviously, if you have just been diagnosed with EDS, then you are probably going to a very long process that can be quite complex, but you are most likely seeing a physical therapist, and a physical therapist is going to help bring awareness to the fact you are hyperextending or that your posture is otherwise incorrect. Instability is a massive cause of pain in the body for patients with EDS.
However, EDS is not the only reason someone might have chronic knee pain. So let’s talk about it.
How do I keep my knee soft and prevent injury?
When you are keeping your knee soft it means that you are activating the muscles that keep your knee stable. Essentially means that your knee is not hyper-extended, and you are working on retraining your brain and body to stop hyper-extending your knee. There are a lot of muscles to strengthen and isolate when you are learning to keep your knees soft, such as your hamstring, hip, adjacent muscles, and the specific ligaments that stabilize your knee.
Can my knee pain be from osteoarthritis?
Whether you are dealing with EDS or not, over 95% of knee pain is estimated to be caused by arthritis, such as osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common types of arthritis because it is caused by wear and tear in the joint; essentially, it means you’ve lived your life and you’ve used your joints and how they hurt. Osteoarthritis is much more common than rheumatoid arthritis, and you should talk to your medical provider about the possibility that you have osteoarthritis and how you should treat it.
What type of injuries causes knee pain?
Often knee pain is caused by injuries that are twisting, such as the ACL, meniscus or ligament injuries. This is not the only type of way to get knee pain but it is the most common and it is what your doctor may look for first. You should talk to a knee pain doctor in New Jersey, such as the ones available at Northeast Spine & Wellness Center if you have any questions or think that you have had a twisting knee injury.