Knee pain is an all too familiar foe that many of us have encountered at some point in our lives. Whether you're an athlete, a fitness enthusiast, or simply a regular person going about your daily activities, knee pain can be debilitating and disruptive. But fret not! As a Saskatoon physiotherapist, I've had the privilege of helping countless individuals identify the root causes of their knee pain and regain their mobility and strength. Today, we'll explore the most common causes of knee pain, combining medical terminology with straightforward explanations to ensure clarity and understanding.

Overuse and Strain

Picture this: you're enjoying your favourite sport or exercise routine, and suddenly, your knees start to ache. It's quite common and often occurs due to overuse and strain. Repetitive movements or high-impact activities can put excessive stress on the knee joint, leading to discomfort and pain. Whether you're an avid runner or spend long hours on your feet at work, overuse can eventually take its toll on your knees.

At E3 Chiropractic + Wellness, we understand how frustrating this can be, especially if it hinders your active lifestyle. Our team of experts can guide you through a personalized treatment plan to relieve pain and optimize knee function, allowing you to return to the activities you love.

Ligament Injuries

Ligaments are tough, flexible tissues that connect bone to bone, providing stability to the knee joint. Unfortunately, they are susceptible to injuries, especially during sports or accidents involving sudden stops or changes in direction. A torn ligament, such as the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), can be excruciating and severely limit your knee's movement.

When faced with such an injury, seeking professional assistance from Saskatoon physiotherapists at E3 Chiropractic + Wellness is crucial. With our comprehensive understanding of knee anatomy and rehabilitation techniques, we can guide you through a progressive recovery plan tailored to your needs.


As we age, the protective cartilage that cushions our joints may gradually wear away, leading to a condition known as osteoarthritis. Knee osteoarthritis can cause pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion, making even simple tasks challenging. Factors like genetics, previous injuries, and excess weight can increase the risk of developing this condition.

E3 Chiropractic + Wellness can be your partner in managing osteoarthritis-related knee pain. Our experienced team can recommend exercises, lifestyle modifications, and treatments to alleviate discomfort and maintain joint function.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome/Runner's Knee

Ever felt a sharp pain around or behind your kneecap when going up or down stairs? That could be patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). This condition occurs when the patella (kneecap) doesn't track properly, leading to irritation and inflammation.

Fear not, for the team at E3 Chiropractic + Wellness is well-versed in identifying and treating PFPS. We can guide you through exercises that strengthen surrounding muscles, helping your patella glide smoothly and relieving pain.

Meniscus Tears

The menisci are C-shaped cartilage discs that act as shock absorbers between the femur and tibia. A sudden twist or awkward landing can cause a meniscus tear, resulting in pain, swelling, and instability in the knee.

At E3 Chiropractic + Wellness, we emphasize timely intervention for meniscus injuries to avoid long-term complications. Our therapeutic techniques can aid in healing and strengthen the knee, reducing the risk of further damage.


Knee pain can be a formidable adversary, affecting people of all ages and lifestyles. The key to overcoming it lies in understanding the root causes and seeking professional help to address and prevent injury effectively. As a Saskatoon physiotherapist, I've witnessed the transformative impact of E3 Chiropractic + Wellness in the lives of many knee pain sufferers.

From overuse and ligament injuries to osteoarthritis and patellofemoral pain syndrome, E3 Chiropractic + Wellness offers a wide range of solutions to fit your unique needs. So, if knee pain has been hindering your quality of life, don't hesitate to reach out to our team of experts. Let us help you regain control of your knees and get back to doing the things you love. Remember, healthy knees lead to a healthier, happier you!


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Dr. Sean  Briant

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