Knee Pain

Knee Pain Treatments

The knee is one of the most complex joints in the body.  The most common causes of knee pain are:

1.       Overuse stresses

2.       Faulty mechanics (such as muscle imbalance or constant knee flaring)

3.       Arthritis

4.       Direct knee trauma (auto accident, impact upon falling, sports injury)

5.       Post Surgery

Serious injuries usually involve swelling within 2 hours, sharp pain, and buckling with every step.  The actual problem is diagnosed through orthopedic and neurologic evaluation, and possibly some imaging such as Xray, MRI, or arthroscopy.

The possible structures that could be affected are:

1.       Bone (femur, tibia, patella, fibula, etc.)

2.       Ligament (MCL, LCL, etc.)

3.       Menisci

4.       Muscle (usually the tendons)

5.       Vasculature (arteries and veins especially with posterior knee pain)

6.       Nerve

Yaun Chiropractic evaluates all kinds of pain through physical examination, orthopedic and neurologic testing, functional assessment, and possible referral for advanced imaging.  Treatment, depending on the specific structure involved, usually consists of the following:

1.       Ice or heat (to promote healing and pain reduction)

2.       Knee joint mobilization (to improve joint function)

3.       Soft Tissue Therapy (to lengthen or relax the tissue and to help the scarring become more functional)

4.       Progressive Rehabilitation (usually begins with simple, single joint exercises then progresses to actual functional movements such as the beginning movements of a squat, lunges, balance, etc.)

5.       Possible Custom Orthotics

Call or email Yaun Chiropractic and we will provide you with the best treatment options available.  We strive for patient education, so if you have any concern or apprehension please contact us for a consultation.

What our happy patients say

I appreciated the professionalism of Dr. Yaun.  He did not make me wait for hours for my scheduled appointment time.  He did not do other things or see other people while he was meeting with me (in contrast, my physical therapist had 3 other patients at the same time, filled out charts, and texted her daughter).  He always made me feel like I was his only patient and that he was not in a rush.


The first two weeks following my surgery I was back to 80% of my full range of motion. In the months that followed my range of motion improved to 100%, within 9 months my strength was back and then some- I’ve hit training PR’s that are 30lbs heavier than pre-injury. I attribute this progress to Dr. Yaun.


I came to Dr. Yaun almost two years ago with a tight and sore lower back and glute area.  As a crossfitter working out six times a week, I started to experience chronic pain in both areas.  Dr. Yaun helped greatly in relieving the pain, and more importantly setting me up for success in the future by giving me a variety of mobility exercises that would prevent me from ending up back in the same place.