Knee pain may be caused by a variety of different factors including arthritis, injuries to the knee cartilage, inflammation of the tendons, ligament injuries, repetitive stress on the upper tibia, tendon injuries, and pain in the hips and muscles surrounding the knee that can also cause problems with the knees. Most knee pain is caused by long-term overuse of the knee joint, or by a short-term injury sustained during sports or other physical activity. You are more likely to suffer from knee pain if you put a lot of pressure on the knee joint, or if you have suffered from knee injuries in the past.
When Should I Get Chiropractic Treatment for Knee Pain?
If you are suffering from knee pain, don’t delay seeking treatment. Chiropractic treatment is very useful as a knee pain treatment and it gives best results when it is administered early following the onset of pain. If knee pain is limiting your daily activities, or you have been taking painkillers with no effect, seek help. If you have restricted motion in your knee or you have failed to find an effective treatment for arthritis then it is also beneficial to have your knee treated using chiropractic techniques.
What Does Chiropractic Treatment for Knee Pain Involve?
As the knee is a complex joint that is supported by many muscles and ligaments, the entire structure of the knee needs to be examined in order to find the source of the problem. In addition, areas of the body such as the hips, the lower back, the pelvis, and the feet may also be affecting the knee joint. A chiropractic professional will assess the joints and the muscles relating to the knee then decide on a suitable pain management procedure.
A personalized plan of treatment may involve:
- Reduction of joint inflammation and reduction of pain
- Normalizing the joint function
- Program of rehabilitation
Everyone is different and each plan of treatment will be different, depending on the individual factors affecting the knee. To find out how to manage knee pain and prevent knee pain in the future, make an appointment to discuss your knee problems and start your personalized treatment plan tomorrow.
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