Women and Knee Pain
At Monmouth Pain, we treat a lot of patients suffering from knee pain. As the premiere center for knee pain rehabilitation and pain management in Monmouth County, we offer the very best and latest treatment options for patients of all ages and in a variety of physical conditions.
Did you know that women are more prone to knee pain and injury than men? I thought we’d take a moment here to discuss the issues affecting women’s knees and why, if you’re a woman, you might be more likely to have knee issues than men.
You don’t have to be an athlete to incur the changes that cause runner’s knee or jumper’s knee. This injury—also called anterior knee pain—is caused by biomechanical issues. You see, the width of the pelvis in women is such that it creates a particular type of angle where the leg and thigh bones meet. This angle, which is often sharper in women than men, may lead to alignment issues for the kneecap. The ligaments in a woman’s knee are also looser, which means that the muscles supporting the knee are not as strong.
Naturally, female athletes are particularly at risk, especially those who participate in sports or activities that require a lot of jumping or other movements that place stress on the knees.
Pregnancy is another reason that women experience knee pain. During pregnancy, a hormone known as relaxin softens the joints in order to prepare the body for delivery. A pregnant woman’s center of gravity also shifts. These two factors, combined with weight gain, create a perfect storm for knee pain—knee pain that may continue long after the pregnancy itself.
At Monmouth Pain, we’re really proud of the type of care we offer. With multi-disciplinary rehabilitation, we know that we’re providing the very best in every type of care necessary for the non-surgical treatment of knee pain. In fact, it is our goal to help all of our patients avoid surgery whenever possible.
What’s even better is that all of our treatment options are offered conveniently in one location in our Red Bank pain management/rehabilitation office. For knee pain, these might include:
- Medical Pain Management for Knee Pain
- Joint Injections
- Physical Therapy for Knee Pain
- Acupuncture (for faster healing and drug-free pain relief)
To learn more about Monmouth County knee pain options, contact us today. We’re currently offering a complimentary exam/consultation for new patients in our Red Bank pain management, physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic office.