Project Description

Knee Pain- Joint Inflammation and Relief

Dr. Justin Dean is a Los Angeles chiropractor that specializes in knee pain treatment and stiffness.

We use the most up-to-date treatment approaches to elevate knee pain but increase the knee’s functionality with daily activities. 26-year-old professional volleyball player diagnosed with severe knee degeneration, her only treatment option was a total knee replacement! (video above)

The orthopedist told me that knee replacement was my only option. Now I can run pain-free again! Thanks, Dr. Dean!

Los Angeles Knee Pain Specialist!

Dean’s Sports Therapy is a sports m,medicine clinic that specialized in knee pain and stiffness.

We use the most up-to-date treatment approaches to not only elevate knee pain but increase the functionality of the knee with daily activities. Video Testimonial above is a 26-year-old Professional Volleyball player that was told her only treatment option was a full knee replacement!

Orthopedist told me that Knee Replacement was my only option. Now I can run again pain free! Thanks Dr. Dean!

Causes of Knee pain?

The knee is a simple hinge joint that bends back and forth. In the absence of a traumatic injury such as skiing, football or fall most knee injuries are an indicator of a global problem. Much like bending a stick on both sides with the strain converging on the middle, the knee takes the brunt of the forces if the foot, hip, and core have lack proper mobility/stability.

Types of Knee Injuries

The following injuries can occur from physical trauma or long-term mobility/stability issues of the entire leg. Poor force coupling between the core and hip is the most common presentation.

  • ACL Injury. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament is a strong ligament that connects the lower leg bone (tibia) to the large thigh bone known as the femur. This injury generally occurs when a poorly controlled sudden change in direction, such as when skiing or playing basketball.
  • Torn Meniscus. There medial and lateral menisci are rugged shock-absorbing cushions in your knee. These rubbery cartilage are generally injuries when the is under load, flexed, and twisting. It’s important to note that surgery is unnecessary in most cases. There are better outcomes for those who do not receive Arthroscopic meniscus repair. See research here✎ 
  • Fractures of the Knee. Generally occurs during physical trauma occurring to the knee, such as sporting injuries and car accidents. Fractures are of the femur, patella, tibia, or fibula.

Mechanical Injuries

  • Patellar Tendonitis. Tendonitis occurs when the stability/mobility of the system between the hip/core, tight inner muscles, or limited ankle mobility forces more strain on the patellar tendon. Over time the patellar tendon degenerates and becomes inflamed, thus dubbed patellar tendonitis.
  • Knee Bursitis. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that allows two structures such as tendons, muscles, and fascia to glide by each other without friction. When there is a mechanical problem of the knee, then inflammation occurs (knee bursitis).
  • IT band Syndrome.  The large band-like structure on the outside of the leg helps prevent the knee from collapsing inwards (plus more). Pain on the outside of the knee is generally known as IT band Syndrome.
  • Runners KneePain felt in the front of the knee by runners. Usually involving the patella, patella tendon. Most runners think this at a certain distance. “My knee hurts 3 miles into a run”.
  • Osteoarthritis. The result of poor mechanics of the knee, hip, and ankle is arthritis of the knee. Even if you have arthritis of the knee, you can still live a life without pain.


Knee pain symptoms depend on the type of injury and the severity. Typical signs and symptoms of knee pain include.

  • Redness or swelling of the knee
  • Weakness or instability
  • Bakers cyst- Swelling behind the knee.
  • Popping or crunching noises inside the knee
  • Can’t fully straighten the leg

Dr. Dean is the Yoda healer of the knee! ~Brain E.

Dr. Dean’s approach to treating knee pain includes a complete spectrum approach to knee evaluation and treatment:

  • Find, Treat and Reverse scar tissue in the knee
  • Obtain a proper knee diagnosis (often misdiagnosed)
  • Comprehensive body examination for an accurate home exercise program

How to Treat it?

Diagnosing knee injuries needs to take into account biomechanics of the tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Once it’s known what tissue is generating the pain, finding the cause is vital to ensuring long-term relief from the knee pain.
To find the cause, a skilled clinician must global assess the body, particularly the pelvis, core, hip, ankle, and foot on the involved leg.

Common problems include:

  • Limited Dorsiflexion of the ankle
  • Sensitivity of the femoral, saphenous, or lateral femoral cutaneous nerve.
  • Stiff and tight hip
  • Poor balance
  • Core endurance and function
  • Scar tissue in the connective tissue around the knee.
  • Patella tracking (positioning) during movement.

Knee Pain Relief After Only One Visit!


YOU should be able to move the way you’d like to move without experiencing pain. YOU should be able to experience freedom and energy knowing there’s nothing holding back from giving your life 110%. Dr. Dean would like to learn more about your challenges with a quick phone or email before beginning treatment. Contact him today.