Ask Dr. Jake {Runners Knee, Infertility, Torticollis}

Do you have any health related questions? About anything?

If so, you are in the RIGHT place!

This is another week of the “Ask Dr. Jake” feature, we took a break for a few weeks and we’re glad to be back! We have been loving all of the questions! You can read more about Dr. Jake and his qualifications or types of questions he answers here.

Brittany asks:

I have gone to my dr about this, and without doing xrays or anything he just assumed it was “runners knee”. I started running about 2 years ago and I workout with Jillian Michaels. My dr said that my runners knee is different then most because it’s not bone related, it’s ligament related. He sent me to physical therapy, and that didn’t help. I’m wondering if it could be something else? It feels like possibly something is twisted around in my knee. It doesn’t hurt all the time, mostly when I run or when I’m kneeling (putting direct pressure on the knee). It’s fine when I walk, sit, do other workouts, etc… Do you have any idea what it could be? Or do you think I should go to another dr? I’m still working out…this was 2 months ago when they told me it was runners knee…I gave up working out then for 2 months…and I just can’t stand it anymore…having workouts be apart of your life for 3 years everyday and just being told to stop is horrible. I’m only 25 and I feel to young to have this problem! 🙁    Thanks! 🙂

Dr. Jake says:

Gotta get to a chiropractor and get your pelvis back in line. Knee problems resolve 75% of the time in our clinic just from addressing the pelvis. After about 20 visits, write me back and let me know. Then we can go from here. Exercising while your knee is healing can be done by just your upper body, leave your legs out of it for a while. Blessings!

Susana asks:

We have been dealing with infertility the almost seven years that we have been married. We recently found out that my husband’s body is producing anti-sperm antibodies. The doctor recommended steroids, but we are not interested in going that route. Wondering if you have any advice for us, or if you need more details? Thanks.

Dr. Jake says:

Anytime you are dealing with reproductive issues, exercise is a must. Burst or surge training will decrease cortisol and increase growth hormone. I would also put him on a heavy dose of raw veggies, 7 servings per day and an omega 3 fat, krill oil is best here.

Lisa asks:

Hi Dr. Jake! What treatment plan, or areas of pressure, would you apply for babies with torticollis? What would your treatment plan consist of? My baby has torticollis..

Dr. Jake says:

Hey Lisa, in general, torticollis is a spasm of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and a misalignment of the upper neck bones, C1 and C2. Pressure doesn’t help a whole lot but stretching the muscle helps a lot. Also, the upper neck misalignment has to be corrected ASAP. That can be done by any chiropractor, but the recommendation is always a family based DC. Blessings


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About Dr. Jake

Dr. Jake (my husband) is a wonderful, energetic doctor who wants to help teach his patients to truly understands what is means to be healthy... But he would say he is first and most importantly a husband, father and follower of Christ. He is a Maximized Living Doctor and practices Victory Chiropractic and Wellness in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Jake here to answer your questions! He is open to anything but most requests are about health, particularly children's health. If you feel stuck in a medical model with no answers, he is 100% committed to finding an answer for you. Read more about Ask Dr. Jake.