Chiropractic Treatments Help Heal Knee Pain
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Chiropractic treatments can be an effective approach to helping reduce the amount of pain experienced on a daily basis. A knee chiropractor can perform an evaluation of your knee to help target the root source of your pain and discomfort. We can understand how frustrating and discouraging you may feel in regards to your knee health. Knee pain can greatly affect our ability to do the hobbies we enjoy doing in order to live a full and joyful life.
Here we have gone into further detail about knee pain and how a chiropractic adjustment may be just what your knee needs.
Time to See a Chiropractor
It may be time to see a chiropractor for your knee pain when any of the below symptoms or experiences apply to you:
- Knee pain is preventing you from doing daily activities.
- You are on a prescription painkiller and/or muscle relaxant without lasting improvements in knee pain.
- You were diagnosed with arthritis and have been relying on rest in order to get through the day, and out of fear of additional pain.
- Your primary doctor has recommended surgery as the only remaining option, without strong guarantees it will treat the pain.
Components of the Knee Joint
The knee is a complex and vital joint that we rely on every day in order to get us to and from where we need to be. There are an assortment of bones, ligaments and muscles in the knee that are required to work together in order to perform physical actions. The components of a knee joint include the following:
- Tibiofemoral Joint (located between thigh & lower leg)
- Patellofemoral Joint (located between thigh & knee cap)
- Menisci (two ring-shaped cartilage discs)
- Muscles & ligaments (provides activity and stability to knee)
When first receiving an exam with a knee chiropractor, you may first start off by being asked a series of questions regarding your current and past health history. By knowing more about you overall, it can help us devise treatment goals that suits your needs. We believe our patients may have very different pains and needs, and should be treated with more individualized plans.
You may then get a spinal adjustment first, in order to make sure the core of your body is in alignment before focusing on the knee joint itself. All anatomical parts of your body may be examined in order to find the source of the pain, including lower back, hip, ankles, feet, neck, shoulders, extremities, jaw and more. When one part of our body is not in proper alignment, it can affect the others.