By the Way, Knee Pain…

You can always count on the “Ohh by the way…” or the “I was wondering…” at the end of an appointment to be interesting. What follows can range from, “I’d like to set up and appointment for a friend.” to, “I forgot to mention some pain while skydiving yesterday.” (True Story!)

My last “I was wondering…” came from someone waiting for a friend during their appointment.

He asked if I could figure out why the fronts of his knees hurt when he would go on long car drives and when he would do squats. He wanted to know if there was anything that could be done for him.

I got him up on the exam table, went through a problem focused history and exam and immediately started to identify problem spots in his legs, IT bands, and glutes.

IT band tightness was one of the most prominent things that I noticed and I asked if he also had trouble with knee pain during running. He let me know that he’d stopped running just a few months ago because of knee and outside leg pain.

He doesn’t live in Chico so I referred him to a DC closer to home. With chiropractic care, soft tissue work, and rehabilitation his prognosis is very good. There is no reason he shouldn’t be able to run pain free, do squats, and keep skiing (what was most important to him).

He mentioned that until talking with me it didn’t even occur to him that he could take steps to be pain free and more importantly to function better than ever.

That is my message for this post: If you are having issues that are keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, then seek the advice of someone who can inform you on what you have, and what you can do to fix it!

If you live in Chico, CA I suggest that person be me!

Consults are free, and you will leave my office more informed than when you come in.

We’re all moving. Move in the right direction!


-Jesse Smith, DC

Dr. Jesse Smith, DC is a chiropractor in Chico, CA. He practices at Spine Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Wellness located at 376 Rio Lindo Ave, Chico CA. His regular blog is meant to encourage and inform current and future patients as they move towards an awesome, healthy lifestyle.