Chiropractic Can Help Knee Pain
Knee pain is a very common musculo-skeletal ailment. Your knees bear a lot of weight. The knee joint works best moving straight backward and forward, shearing force (from sides) or torque (rotational) force can cause injury. If you have fallen, been in a motor vehicle accident or have overused the joint, chiropractic can help you with knee pain.
What causes knee pain?
A dysfunctional knee joint can cause issues. The knee joint has three parts: the medial (inner), lateral (outer) and the patellofemoral joint where the kneecap joins the femur. The knee takes a huge amount of stress, and because it is only meant to go one direction, other movements can lead to injury and pain.
What are the types of knee pain?
Knee pain can be caused by damage to tendons, ligaments, bones, or the meniscus and can take months to recover from. It can make simple everyday tasks cause pain. Walking, grocery shopping, and exercise can be very difficult. It causes swelling, pain and inflammation.
Chronic knee pain is from conditions such as osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease etc.
Acute knee pain is caused by an accident or injury.
How can chiropractic help?
Our chiropractors can recommend treatment that will help with your condition without the reliance on pain medications or steroids. This care plan may involve spinal adjustments, knee/foot adjustments, exercises, specific shoes, orthotics, and stretches.
If you are suffering with knee pain, mention it to one of our chiropractors in our office and come in for treatment today. This pain can interfere and affect your daily life and your chiropractor can help you get back on your feet without the use of pain medications or opioids.