Monday, October 31, 2016

What Causes Knee Pain?

Knee pain can be contributed by numerous of factors, for example biomechanics (built of the body), soft tissue injuries, arthritic changes in the knee, and many other issues. With proper diagnosing of the injury, the correct treatment of that injury can be performed to help with the healing process, as well as keep further injuries from occurring.  

At the beginning, during the first steps of the initial visit, a thorough exam of the knee is performed, as well as x-rays are taking to give proper diagnosis of the injury. Chiropractic adjustments alone is likely not the only needed treatment for allowing the progression of healing of the knee, for physical therapeutic exercises and therapies are needed to help provide maximum potential for healing of the knee injury.  

It's very common to find the patella (kneecap) not being able to move in a smooth bending manor, causing abnormal stresses upon the tendons, cartilage and ligaments. Chiropractors are ideally trained to provide the proper diagnosis and management of this problem through re-establishing proper muscle balance, restoring movement to the patella, and working with a trained physical therapist if needed. Strains and sprains often occur during sports that involve running and jumping, chiropractic care can help in many ways in treating these conditions.

Poor body biomechanics (which can be due to gait function, or traumatic injuries) if not corrected in an early age, can cause early arthritic activities in the joints (which is known as degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis). That's why its so important, to get an early diagnosis of the injury so it can be treated effectively.

How Can Chiropractic Help Knee Pain

Many people do not realize the effectiveness of chiropractic care in helping with knee pain.  If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, there’s still hope for pain relief. While this condition isn’t curable, it is treatable, chiropractic care can help reduce your symptoms and may even be able to slow the progression of osteoarthritis.

A lot of people don't realize that chiropractors  work on other areas of the body besides the neck and back, we are taught how to treat the spine, but any joint in your body can benefit from chiropractic care. If you’re suffering from pain in your knees, even if you’ve been told by your physician that there’s nothing that can be done for you, you may be able to find the relief you are looking for through chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is a natural and safe alternative for treatment of knee pain. Why suffer from knee pain when you don't have to?

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