Knee Pain

The human knee is a marvel. Although it is an incredibly complex and sturdy structure, it also is more prone to injury than any other bony structure besides the spine.

Common causes of knee pain:

  • Arthritis of the knee - Arthritis most often causes problems with the knee joint but also can affect other structures such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis in the knee, is caused by the gradual degradation of the cartilage in the joint. Rheumatoid arthritis causes the joint to become inflamed and can often cause destruction of the surrounding cartilage. A deformity often leads to arthritis in the knee, but more often, obesity or excess weight, or repetitive stress injuries from sports, are the culprit. Symptoms include stiffness or locking joints.
  • Cartilage injuries including chondromalacia patella, a softening of the knee cap cartilage. This disorder occurs most often in runners, skiers, cyclists, and soccer players.
  • Iliotibial band syndrome - Inflammation of a tendon and its subsequent rubbing over the outer knee bone is most often caused by the stress of long-term overuse, such as sports training. Symptoms of iliotibial band syndrome include aches or burning sensations at the side of the knee; sometimes, the pain can radiate up the side of the thigh.
  • Ligament injuries - The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) can become sprained, and cause a great deal of pain. Injury to the cruciate ligaments is sometimes referred to as a "sprain." The ACL can become stretched or torn by a sudden twisting motion. The PCL is most often injured by a direct impact, such as in an automobile accident or football tackle. Injuries to the medial collateral ligaments are often caused by a blow to the outer side of the knee that stretches and tears the ligament on the inner side of the knee. Football and hockey players often incur these kinds of injuries. The injury is often accompanied by a "pop" sound, followed by a buckling of the knee sideways.
  • Meniscus injuries - Quick twists or rotations of the upper leg or repetitive rotations of the knee while bearing weight can tear the meniscus.
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease - This condition is caused by repetitive stress or tension on the upper tibia, or leg bone. The patellar tendon and surrounding soft tissues at the point where the tendon attaches to the tibia can become inflamed. Pre-adolescent boys involved in sports that include frequent running or jumping are particularly prone to this condition.
  • Tendon injuries - Tendon injuries in the knee can be caused by anything from tendonitis to a ruptured or torn tendon. Overuse can cause the tendon to stretch like a rubber band, later becoming inflamed.

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Dr. Brad McKenzie

Monday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

3:00 pm-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

2:30 pm-5:30 pm

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8:30 am-12:30 pm

2:30 pm-5:30 pm

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2:30 am-5:30 pm

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8:30 am-12:30 pm

2:30 pm-5:30 pm

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Dr. Michael Mattlage

Monday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

3:00 pm-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

2:30 pm-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

2:30 pm-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

2:30 pm-5:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

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Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Had my first appointment with Dr Brad today. I had left lower back pain, left hip and upper left thigh pain. He diagnosed the problem almost immediately and went to work in me. He poked, prodded, used several machines and cracked every bone in my back and neck! He went through thoroughly and explained what he was doing either before or after it did a procedure. After over a year in pain, I walked out 98% pain free. I am going back Friday for a follow up.
    And get this-true to his word he just called me to follow up (it’s 7pm). We chatted a few minutes and he thanked ME!

    He and his staff were not only casual but totally professional and very very cordial and friendly and it’s like i’ve known them for years. So glad God and several others put me into Brad. Fantastic doctor and person! Thanks sir!"
    Keith C.
  • "I have been going to Dr. McKenzie since high school. He has ALWAYS helped me! Last time I went was earlier this week, and I walked out with no pain at all, yet I had walked in with pain! He is great! Always helps me feel better and get back on my feet!"
    Crystal J.
  • "I always get top notch service that ultimately leads to back pain relief. Always greeted as family and Dr. Brad does an outstanding job pinpointing where I need relief. I would recommend their services to anyone."
    Walt M.
  • "Always fast and effective visits. Dr. Brad is the best!"
    Stella C.
  • "SOOO GRATEFUL for this place!! After being scammed at another chiropractic office who would only “assess” and not actually adjust, I was recommended this clinic by 2 friends! They were incredibly understanding, got me in ASAP and actually adjusted me and well!! They were kind, skilled and efficient, which was important for me as I had to bring my young children and was SO READY to not be in pain anymore!! I’ve been on cloud 9 ever since! Was even more impressed with the phone call follow up I received that evening!! Definitely recommend!!"
    Andra H.