The knees are a critical part of the body for everyday function. Moving from place to place requires you to be able to walk, and if a knee is in pain, your everyday life is disrupted by your constant discomfort.
Knee pain and pressure may be caused by different combinations of muscle spasms. When any of the muscles around your knee are in distresses, they create pressure on your knee joint. Consequently, the bones in your knee joint press together, wreaking havoc on the cartilage in between.
When the resulting pain or stiffness in the knee becomes unbearable, commons treatment include receiving cortisone injections to reduce the inflammation around the knee. In the worst cases, surgery may be performed to clean the cartilage around the knee, or the knee may be replaced altogether.
The cases we mention here only relate to muscle spasms, and not to fractures, torn ligaments, etc.
While cortisone injections and surgeries provide a temporary solution, often times they fail to address the muscular misalignment that caused your knee pain in the first place. Cortisone shots reduce inflammation and decrease pain, but simply dulling the effects of the symptom is like turning off a fire alarm in your house, and not putting out the fire. The pain will be less, but the original muscle distress will continue to exist and pull your knee out of alignment.
Knee surgeries and replacements also pose problems. Often times, having a surgery that “cleans out the cartilage” involves removing a large amount of cartilage. This means you have even less cushion between your bones, and that if the muscles continue to compress your bones together, before long, you will be bone-on-bone!
Knee replacements, too, while they may seem the only solution, do not relax the distressed muscles associate with the knee. This is why many people, after receiving a knee replacement, require another one later in their life. Because the muscles surrounding the knee are still out of alignment, they continue to perpetuate the original problem.
When Jason Souza examines your musculature to find the source of your knee pain, he analyzes each of the muscle groups that could be creating the initial stress. The muscles around your knee allow the joint to move, but if there is a spasm in one or more of these muscles, they shorten and exert pressure on the knee, decreasing the lubricated space in the joint and causing friction between bone ends.
After relaxing the spasm that is causing the pain, the irritation in the joint naturally goes away. Jason’s Souzing®️ treatment process focuses on relaxing the muscle fibers that are causing your knee pain, to provide you the relief you need.