Non Surgical Knee Pain Solutions in Stillwater MN

Chiropractic Stillwater MN Knee Pain

Can laser therapy in Stillwater MN help your knee pain?  Knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints that bring people to their doctor. In today's increasingly active society, knee problems are increasing. Knee pain has a wide variety of specific causes and treatments.


Suffering From Knee Pain In Stillwater MN?

Knee pain is an extremely common complaint, and there are many causes. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. If you have knee pain, some common causes include:

  • Arthritis - Arthritis is among the most common causes of knee pain, and there are many treatments available.
  • Ligament Injuries - Ligament injuries commonly occur during athletic activities and can cause discomfort and instability.
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
  • Cartilage Injuries | Meniscal Tear - Cartilage tears are seen in young and old patients and are an extremely common cause of knee pain.
  • Patellar Tendonitis - Tendonitis around the joint is most commonly in the patellar tendon, the large tendon over the front of the knee.
  • Chondromalacia Patella - Chondromalacia causes knee pain under the kneecap and is due to softening of the cartilage. It is most common in younger patients (15-35 years old).
  • Dislocating Kneecap - A dislocating kneecap causes acute symptoms during the dislocation, but can also lead to chronic knee pain.
  • Baker's Cyst - A Baker's cyst is swelling in the back of the joint, and is usually a sign of another underlying problem such as a meniscus tear.
  • Bursitis - The most common bursa affected around the joint is just above the kneecap. This is most common in people who kneel for work, such as gardeners or carpet layers.
  • Plica Syndrome - Plica syndrome is an uncommon cause of knee pain, and can be difficult to diagnose. The diagnosis is usually made at the time of arthroscopy.
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease - Osgood-Schlatter disease is a condition seen in adolescents and is due to irritation of the growth plate just at the front of the joint.
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans - Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is another condition seen in adolescents due to the growth of the bone around the joint.
  • Gout - Gout is an uncommon cause of knee pain. However, in patients who have a diagnosis of gout, it must be considered as a cause for new onset knee pain.

​Types of Knee Pain

Knee problems can be boiled down to 2 distinct categories.

  1. Structural - Bone related, ie. fractures and degenerative changes.
  2. Soft tissue - Muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc.

​Laser Therapy is an excellent option for those knee problems that are soft tissue related. These would include tendonitis, patellar tracking issues (often misdiagnosed as 'bone-on-bone'), meniscus tears, and ligament injuries to name a few.


If you are suffering from knee pain in Stillwater MN that isn't getting better with the typical treatments, please call Bridgeview Chiropractic & Laser to see if Laser Therapy can help your knee pain today!

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Bridgeview Chiropractic & Laser

13481 60th St N
Stillwater, MN 55082

(651) 430-3229