While most people associate chiropractors with back and neck issues, chiropractors are also capable of treating knee pain which can help manage or even eliminate your pain depending on what is causing it.
Spinal alignment might cause you to put more weight on one leg, rotate your hips and cause your knee to misalign. Misalignments can lead to tight muscles and tendons, iliotibial band issues, the potential for knee ligament and meniscus (the cushion of your joint) problems, and degenerative joint changes down the road.
Proper alignment may even benefit those with Osgood-Schlatter Disease. This is a condition caused by recurring tension and stress on the upper tibia, often seen in pre-adolescent kids involved in sports requiring frequent jumping and running, but also with growing pains.
Knee pain may also be referred pain from the hip, sacroiliac joints, low back disc and facet joints, compressed nerves in the lower back or pelvis, or even from foot and ankle conditions. Therefore, assessing all these anatomical areas and conditions is essential in evaluating how they may influence your knee pain and vice versa.
Chiropractic care may be the non-invasive, natural approach to treating your knee pain and improving your range of motion. Chiropractic care may include manipulation and mobilization techniques to improve range of motion, function, and reduce pain.
Your care plan may also include cold packs, Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS or e-stim), home exercises, and ultrasound to promote soft tissue healing and reduce pain. Exercises and perhaps orthotics may also be recommended to continue to improve stability, strength, proper biomechanics, and balance.
These are potential non-surgical options that go into a treatment plan, and this may be the place to start so you can get back to your everyday activities and feel pain-free. So call or schedule an appointment with us today.