Knee Pain

Knee Pain at Dolan Chiropractic Sports Medicine Back Pain Specialists Gladstone Northland Kansas City Missouri

What are the common causes of knee and ankle pain?

There are several causes of knee and ankle pain, and at times, they directly affect each other.

Knee pain

Knees are especially prone to damage from continuous wear and tear. Knee injuries are also among the most common sports injuries, as during sporting activities the muscles and ligaments that comprise this joint endure constant strain. Knee pain can also be the result of misalignments in other body parts of your body, such as your pelvis, back, hips, or ankles.  

Ankle pain

Ankle pain can occur when your muscles, joints, or ligaments experience trauma. Flat feet, a condition where there isn’t an arch supporting your inner feet, can cause damaging stress to your ankles, as well Flat feet contribute to ankle discomfort, especially when walking or standing for extended periods. Sometimes, ankle pain isn’t caused by your foot, but by the sciatic nerve located in your lower back. If your sciatic nerve is injured, you may feel pain in your ankles but not in your lower back.


How do I know chiropractic care is right for me?

Chiropractic care can help you live a pain-free life again. If your knee or ankle limits your ability to function in daily life, the solution is effective treatment by gently adjusting your knee or ankle. If the pain persists despite taking medications, or the area continues to swell, Dr. Dolan provides all-natural, drug-free treatment to address the cause of your painful symptoms rather than masking them.


How do you treat knee and ankle pain?

Your ankle and knees may shift out of their natural alignment when injured. Dr. Dolan gently adjusts your knees and ankles to prevent and treat existing pain. Adjustments can:

  • Reduce swelling
  • Relieve joint compression
  • Promote circulation in the affected areas


Dr. Dolan diagnoses and addresses the underlying cause of your pain, rather than masking them. This helps prevent future injuries too. For example, if the pain is caused by your lower back or posture imbalance, Dr. Dolan aligns the vertebrae in your lower back to reduce discomfort. Following treatment, he provides thorough instructions so you can continue to heal with therapeutic stretching and exercises within your home. These exercises may relieve strain in your joints.


Book an appointment online with Dolan Chiropractic today and begin your journey of recovery.