Dr. Jeff Explains and Demonstrates Treatment for Knee Pain

Dr. Jeff Explains and Demonstrates Treatment for Knee Pain


(upbeat music) – Hello Baltimore, it’s Dr. Jeff Kalkstein with Doctors Adolph &
Kalkstein Chiropractic here at Baltimore area chiropractic, and I have Deb with me and
I’ll let Deb tell your story. First of all, how did
you get referred to us? – Well, my goddaughter,
Pam, gave your name to us, and my husband came to see
you, he was really happy with the results, and then I
started having some hip pain and it was radiating down to my knee and right up here near the groin, so I’ve had two treatments, and I’ve already improved about 70%. – In two visits. How long
were you having your pain before you came in to see us? – Probably about two weeks. It was strong enough it was waking me up in the evening, and– – Were you having difficulty sleeping, lying on your hips?
– Yes, yes. – Both hips?
– Absolutely. Both hips. And then I’ve had knee problems as well, and you surprised me– – But you didn’t come for
the knee though, did you? – No I did not, and I was really gun shy to let you touch it and you said something about adjusting, and I was like, “Okay,” and it really helped. It really helped. – And so the hip pain was daily? – Yes. – Constant?
– Yes. Not only when I was sleeping
and laying on my hips, the burning down here
on the leg was constant. – So you even had some burning pain down the front of the leg. – Yes, yes. – So on a scale of 0-10, what
was your pain level like? – I think it was as high
as a seven, an eight. – Well, enough to wake
you up at night, right? – Yes, it was waking me up. – And then she also had
some knee pain, right? So after the first visit she
felt really better, didn’t you? – I did. – Yeah and then she came back in again and she wouldn’t let me touch
her knee the first time and so what I’m gonna
do is I’m gonna show you how I set her knee, and it’s
really a basic adjustment that not everybody does. It’s
a pretty sweet technique. – It was. – I think what we’re gonna do after this since she’s feeling so much better, with her permission we’re gonna show her some core stabilization
to strengthen her core, ’cause we need that as a foundation, and then we’re gonna show her how to strengthen her glute muscles
in order to protect her knee, and we’re gonna strengthen her quad, and I think if she does
those types of activities she’ll have some really great results. So show us where your knee pain is, right? – Usually what happens is like
this, and what’ll happen is I’ll be walking and it’ll sort
of give and then pop back in, and it’s painful when it gives. – When it gives, yes. So the analogy I use, it’s really simple, and actually this is not a
chiropractic manipulation, this is more of a bone setting technique, when the knee is in the proper position, it’s really locked in
there very nice like that. But sometimes it just shifts out and gets just that sloppiness to it that laxity to it, right? And when it gets like that sometimes, you irritate the nerves that
are around the knee, right? And so this technique is designed to take that little bit of a joint play that’s not as snug as it should be, and we just set it back into place. It’ll stay that way,
and if we can strengthen the muscles around that it’ll
be a really nice fix for you, and it’s relatively noninvasive, very inexpensive to do. – And I was surprised it was
not painful. Very surprised. – So you were really gun
shy even though your husband had great results, right? – Oh I was gun shy, absolutely,
especially with my knee. – A doubting Thomas, maybe. Right? So the only thing I want
the crowd to see is, well we’ll do another video, but let’s have you go on
your tummy, face down, we’re gonna set the
knee, right? Right there. Lean right in there for me. And then all I want you to do is once you get down there, I just want you to lift
that bad knee side foot up in the air a little bit.
Now set it back down again. I’m just gonna make you a
little bit more comfortable. – Yeah, I need something under that. – So we’re just gonna
support that a little bit because if she puts it into extension, what I do is I go through what I call a “dog and pony show,” I have the patient hyperextend their knee before I set their knee, and then what we do is we set the knee and we go through that same show and the improvement is
pretty remarkable, right? So I’ll just lightly set this, right? (leg pops) There you go. And it’s really a very
straightforward technique, so if you’re having knee pain, I tell ya, it beats a cortisone shot, right? Okay go ahead and stand
up for me. Alright. So is there anything else you wanna say to those folks in Baltimore at
all before we finish up here? – Yes. If you’re having
hip or knee problems, this is the guy to come see, absolutely. – [Voice Outside Room] What about me? – Just him. – This is actually the
office to come to, right? Because Dr. Blake is
with us, and Jonathan, and Ashley, and Heather,
they do a marvelous job. It’s a great experience, right? – It is. It is. I’ve been really happy. – Thank you Baltimore. We’ll see you soon.

6 comments on “Dr. Jeff Explains and Demonstrates Treatment for Knee Pain

  1. Ethan C Post author

    Hey Doc, I’ve been watching your videos for a while now and think I should go see a chiropractor, too. I’m 17 and live in the Hartford area of Connecticut. Do you know of any good chiropractors in my area? Thanks.

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  2. Pizza Chicken Post author

    Hello doctor, I want to ask a question? What would you recommend for a cross country runner who gets knee tendinitis? I always get it and I don’t know what to do because I love running but I always get it. What should I do?

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  3. borokiro1 Post author

    I am a chiropractor. If you doctor does this move, with the wrist snap, he knows what he is doing. period. done.

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  4. Big T Post author

    While I think the treatment is good and the results speak for themselves, the explained mechanisms is, well, unlikely. "Setting" a lax knee isn't likely to put it back in place (it's sloppy, not out of place). Plus, there isn't enough movement with that adjustment to reset a torn meniscus (if that's what's going on?). I think a neurologic/neuroplastic change is a more likely explanation.

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