Common Knee Injuries

Fractures

There are three bones that form your knee joint: the thigh (femur), shin (tibia), and the kneecap (patella). Usually, the patella is the one that is fractured in an injury, but the femur and tibia are also vulnerable to fractures as well. A fracture typically occurs from a severe injury such as a car accident or a fall from a considerable height.

Dislocations

Dislocations occur when the bones in your knee are either partially or fully out of place. A dislocation is more common in athletes, but can also occur from an auto accident.

Tears

Both the ligaments and cartilage in your knee are susceptible to tears. Common causes of tears usually occur in athletic events due to sudden changes in movement such as pivots and twists. Additionally, these types of injuries tend to happen in adults who are older and land awkwardly after a jump.

Common Shoulder Injuries

Overuse Injuries

Shoulder injuries that are caused by overuse typically are observed in individuals that work or play in a setting that requires repetitive movements. The joint and surrounding tissue undergo more stress than usual, which results in an injury.

Acute Injuries

Acute shoulder injuries are frequently experienced as sudden and severe pain in the joint. Bruising and swelling might also occur after the initial injury. Acute injuries are generally the result of falling on an arm, twisting it suddenly, or bending the shoulder in a way that it is not designed to bend.

Chiropractic Adjustments for Joint Pain

Chiropractic care can provide the solution you need to get relief from your pain. Depending on the severity of your injury, your chiropractor might also suggest massage therapy to help bring relaxation to the surrounding muscles. If you are experiencing pain in your knees or shoulders, then please contact Wellspring Health to schedule an appointment at one of our two offices in Daytona or Orange City.


Most insurance plans are accepted at our office

We accept most major medical insurance plans as well as auto insurance and workers’ compensation coverage.

There are a wide variety of insurance plans and coverage, so please call our office to find out if your plan covers treatment in our office. Our staff will verify and explain your benefits before you receive any form of treatment.