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Knee Pain

Knee pain can make it difficult to carry out your daily activities. We specialize in chiropractic care and custom-tailored rehab programs to help ease your knee pain.

The malposition of the knee joint that causes knee pain refers to a change in the normal anatomy of your knee joints. This leads to uneven pressure on the knee joint, causing pain and damage to the underlying joints and cartilage.

 

Causes

Trauma is one of the most common causes of knee pain in the United States and can injure or impair the knee. In addition to direct trauma, knee problems can be the result of muscle injury, which is often accompanied by muscle disorders and strain. Dysfunction or illness can affect your knee and cause pain, inflammation, and further injuries.

 

The nerve that relays the pain sensation to the knee originates in the lower back. The location and severity of the pain can vary depending on the cause of the problem, but when the affected nerve becomes irritated, it sends a pain signal to the brain. The severity and pain depend on whether the intervertebral disc presses on a nerve, especially the sciatic nerve.

 

Diagnosis

While knee problems are associated with wear and tear, overuse, injury, or illness, it is important to make the correct diagnosis and start treatment immediately. While over-the-counter medications can help relieve pain and discomfort, it does not necessarily solve the underlying problem that causes the knee problem. Anyone who wants effective and lasting relief needs the help of a specialist.

 

If you have any questions about the chiropractic treatment of knee pain and would like to know if we are the right choice for you, please contact us at Natural Care Chiropractic. We want to help you to ease your knee pain and get you back in top shape as soon as possible.

Treatments

You can try chiropractic care, and our experienced chiropractors will identify the underlying problem and cause of the pain and use a combination of techniques to relieve knee pain. Living with pain means limiting activity, taking more painkillers, and having a significant impact on your ability to function optimally.

 

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments are most effective when performed in conjunction with complementary and corrective exercises. They work well on aching knees and bring the joint back to its normal state of health and well-being. Chiropractors can also be effective in treating back and neck pain. Combining corrective exercises with various chiropractic treatments has proven to be highly effective. It relieves joint stress and reduces inflammation, relieves pain, and soothes pain.
 

Spinal Adjustments

Malposition of the spine and poor posture puts a strain on muscles and joints. A chiropractor will assess your gait and your way of walking, and on that basis, will be able to determine the strain you will be putting on your knees. The malposition of the spine leads to imbalances that place additional stress on the joints, including the knees. Spinal adjustments aim to restore alignment and balance to remove pain and discomfort in the joints.  

 

A chiropractor will also assess your posture, make the necessary corrections, and help reduce joint wear and restore the functionality of your knees. They often use a technique that uses ultrasound waves to alleviate painful muscles and joints, and it is effective in relieving pain, reducing stiffness, and improving patient mobility.

Nutritional Counseling

Chiropractors can also offer nutritional counseling to help control weight, store energy and develop an exercise routine. They can provide lifestyle advice and identify behavioral and lifestyle changes that ultimately lead to knee pain alleviation.

 

Exercises

A chiropractor will introduce these exercises to improve the strength, endurance, and stability of the knees. They are resulting in improving balance and proprioception so that you can quickly return to regular activity.

 

You are also instructed to avoid certain activities that exacerbate the problem and slow the healing process. This can be achieved by means of ice, laser, or ultrasound therapy to reduce pain and discomfort and combat joint inflammation. It can also be used to increase the range of movement of the knee joint, improve function and increase the mobility of the knees, ankles, and other joints.

 

The type of treatment that is most suitable for one patient is not necessarily ideal for all patients. Chiropractors usually modify the process depending on the condition of the patient.