KNEE, SHOULDER & JOINT ISSUES
WHY ARE MY JOINTS HURTING?
Knee and shoulder pain is caused by a number of reasons, including an injury from falling or lifting heavy objects, or movements repeated over time that are not healthy. Knee pain can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease such as heavy physical activity, injuries such as sprains or strains, sitting in a constrained area, or sitting on the knees for a prolonged period. The location of knee pain can vary depending on which part of the knee is injured.
SOME SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF KNEE PAIN INCLUDE:
- Difficulty weight bearing or walking due to instability of the knee
- Limping due to discomfort
- Difficulty walking up or down steps
- Locking of the knee (unable to bend it)
- Inability to extend the knee
- Shifting weight to the opposite knee and foot
SHOULDER PAIN SYMPTOMS:
The shoulder, on the other hand, has a wide range of motion. When something goes wrong with the shoulder, it could reduce your ability to move freely and can cause a lot of pain and discomfort.
The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint made up of three main bones.
The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body, as it moves the shoulder forward and backward. It also allows the arm to move in a circular motion and to move up and away from the body. Shoulders get their range of motion from the rotator cuff. It can become painful or difficult to lift your arm over your head if the tendons or bones around the rotator cuff are damaged or swollen.
Shoulder pain can be caused by performing physical labor, playing sports, or even from repetitive movement. Shoulder problems are more likely to occur as you grow older, especially after age 60, because the soft tissues surrounding the shoulder tend to degenerate with age.
We are one of the best clinics for knee and shoulder pain in Minneapolis, offering patients state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to target the issues that have caused the joints to degenerate or become injured. By giving shoulders and knees what they need to heal properly, we are able to activate built-in mechanisms for healing & self-repair, which can correct and improve the functions of the joint, which helps eliminate symptoms, improve quality of life, and avoid surgery.
If you are experiencing any of the conditions listed above, contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation.