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Knee Pain

Knee Pain offered in Ankeny, Grimes and Altoona, IA

Knee Pain services offered in Ankeny, Grimes and Altoona, IA

If your knee hurts during physical activity or even when standing or sitting still, see the experts at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries in Altoona, Ankeny, and Grimes, Iowa. Aaron Martin, DC, and his exceptional team offer cutting-edge, holistic knee pain treatments to get you back on your feet pain-free. Call the nearest office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Knee Pain Q&A

What is knee pain?

Your knee joints, made of muscles, tendons, bones, ligaments, and cartilage, connect your upper and lower legs. Knee pain is an uncomfortable feeling that can indicate a disease, injury, or wear-and-tear due to aging. See the Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries team for relief that doesn’t involve harsh medicines or invasive procedures. 

What might knee pain look like?

Knee pain could appear as:

  • Decreased range of motion
  • Redness 
  • Warmth
  • Bruising
  • Weakness
  • Mild to severe pain
  • Aching
  • Pain with movement
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Reduced mobility 

It ranges from mild to severe in many cases. If your knee pain is extreme or doesn’t go away within a few days, the Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries specialists are here for you.

What are the risk factors for knee pain?

Knee pain may appear because of:

  • Chondromalacia patella (runner's knee)
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Knee arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Knee sprain
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Patellar/quadriceps tendinopathy (jumper's knee)
  • Pes anserine bursitis
  • Popliteal cyst
  • Medial plica syndrome
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Osgood-Schlatter's disease
  • Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease

Knee pain can develop because of age-related wear-and-tear, car accidents, work injuries, or a chronic disease. You might injure your knee falling, exercising on uneven surfaces, or overtraining. 

How does my provider diagnose the cause of knee pain?

Finding the exact cause of knee pain is vital to effectively treating your condition. The Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries team examines your knee joints, discusses your symptoms, and reviews your medical history. 

They offer on-site digital X-rays and other diagnostic procedures to obtain an in-depth view of the inside of the joint and determine how to treat it best.

If you have a severe knee injury that requires surgery, your chiropractic provider refers you to a highly trained specialist. 

How is knee pain treated?


Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries offers numerous treatments for knee injuries and pain, including:


  • Nutritional supplements
  • Acupuncture
  • MLS laser therapy
  • Power Plate technology
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Physiotherapy
  • HeartMath technology
  • Bracing
  • Ice or heat packs

Your chiropractic specialist personalizes a treatment plan. They often recommend more than one type of treatment to maximize results and reduce your risk of worsening pain. 

Your provider shows you injury-specific exercises and stretches to complete on your own between appointments at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries. Don’t hesitate to call the office at any time with questions.

Call the Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries office nearest you, or use the online scheduler to ease knee pain.

Non-Surgical & Non-Pharmaceutical Treatments

Chiropractic care is a natural non-surgical and non-pharmacological treatment of neuromuscular disorders and orthopedic conditions. At Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries we have successfully treated thousands of injuries and cumulative traumas. These range from simple daily activities of living to the most extreme sports and accident injuries