Dr. Mace Richter, a Licensed Chiropractor, Publishes His Book: A Doctor's Guide to Knee Pain

Dr. Mace Richter’s newly published book,  A Doctor's Guide to Knee Pain, How to Avoid Knee Surgery, has just been released. 

Dr. Richter of Richter Chiropractic states in his book that knee pain is any discomfort felt where the femur (thigh bone) meets the tibia (shin bone) and is the cause of approximately 1/3 of all physicians’ visits. Dr. Mace Richter of Richter Chiropractice discusses how 80% of knee injuries are sprains. They occur when the tendons and ligaments are stretched past their limits. The pain ranges from mild to severe, depending on the extent of the injury. Osteoarthritis is one of the most causes of knee pain. The pain usually develops over a period of time, is typically worse in the morning or after sitting for a long period of time, and frequently causes a weak feeling in the knee. Everyone experiences muscle cramps at one time or another.

Dr. Mace Richter states in his book how knee pain occurs when a muscle suddenly contracts with extreme force. While the pain usually lasts only a few minutes, it often is excruciating. Sprained or torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) typically occur in athletes. The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) can also be torn, though it requires a very strong force. The pain experienced with a torn ACL or PCL is described as agonizing and is often severe enough to make the injured person vomit. Additional knee pain causes include bursitis, tendinitis, fractures, gout, shin splints, and restless leg syndrome.

Dr. Mace Richter of Richter Chiropractic also states that there are potential complications if knee Pain is not treated. This varies depending on the underlying cause. However, with any condition the pain is likely to become constant, increase in severity, and potentially cause long-term problems with walking. If an ankle sprain is not treated, it can result in long-term disability and weakening of the joint. If arthritis goes without treatment, it can have significant consequences including weakened joints and loss of function. Although the pain of a torn ACL makes it almost impossible to go without seeking treatment, it can happen. If untreated, the knee will become very unstable and eventually give way.

Source: Richter Chiropractic


Categories: Healthcare, Active and Healthy Living, Chiropractic

Tags: Chiropractic, Chronic Knee Pain, Peripheral Neuropathy

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Dr. Mace Richter, D.C., is an active member of the California State Board of Chiropractic and has successfully practiced as a Doctor of Chiropractic for over 30 years in Southern California and abroad.

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