Can Chiropractic Therapy Relieve Knee Pain?
There are few maladies in this world as encumbering as knee pain.
It's the kind of soreness that makes it hard to both stand and sit. When you're dealing with chronic knee pain, simple, everyday activities like climbing the stairs, or walking from the front porch to your car, become daunting tasks.
Sure, you can go to the doctor, who will prescribe pharmaceuticals that will only mask the problem in the short term. They might even suggest surgery, and the next thing you know you're on crutches. The traditional medical approach isn't always the solution to your pain problems.
However, provided you haven't suffered an acute injury, a chiropractic treatment may be what you need to relieve your knee pain symptoms, and help you get your life back.
Assessing Your Chronic Knee Pain
The knee is a major weight bearing joint that's susceptible to the rigours of wear and tear. Obesity, prior injuries, a genetic condition or osteoarthritis and type 2 diabetes, can contribute to a sore knee.
Pain or inflammation in the knee can be linkedto underlying issues or misalignments in different regions of your body, namely in the low back, pelvis, hip, ankle and foot. Themuscles and joints surrounding these areasshould beassessed,as they directly impactyour knee's health.
Aknowledgeable chiropractor willtake time to understand your medical history, and thencomplete a meticulousphysical and biomechanical examination before making any diagnosis.Effective chiropractic therapy for the kneerequires the evaluation of joints and muscles connected to the knee.
For a chiropractor, a sound understanding ofa patient's biomechanics is essential, because knee issues could actually be referred pain from other areas. Also, poorly functioning joints in the lower limb cause the knee joint to overcompensate, subjecting it to repetitive stress and load bearing-related injuries.
Treating Your Chronic Knee Pain
Chiropractic treatments vary from patient to patient, given their age, flexibility, and limitations.
Generally, chiropractic therapy for a sore knee will start with reducing joint inflammation, pain, and muscle spasms with a combination of supports, sports tape, ice, and soft tissue healing.
From there, the focus is to reestablish the function of the joint with chiropractic adjustments, mobilization techniques, and various soft tissue therapies to the tighter, restricted areas in the knee and surrounding joints.
If the body is responding positively to treatments, rehabilitation exercises improve strength and stability in the knee, while preventing further injuries.
Is your knee pain negatively impacting your quality of life?
Since 1990, Dr. Lanoue has been helping Mississauga residents recover from chronic pain and injury with safe & effective chiropractic techniques.
Dr. Lanoue and his dedicated team work ith patients with a range of symptoms, including treating your knee pain.
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