Chiropractic Treatments for Knee Pain
Minor knee issues may be alleviated with rest and minimal medical intervention. However, chronic knee pain problems can develop into debilitating conditions that make simple daily activities like climbing stairs or taking a walk quite painful and challenging. When your quality of life has been significantly affected due to knee pain, Restoration Chiropractic chiropractor, Dr. Kim Crickmay, is available to identify the underlying cause of your problem and provide effective chiropractic adjustments to restore mobility without the use of surgery or potentially harmful medications.
Causes and Conditions Associated With Knee Pain
Most often related to excessive strain due to repetitive and strenuous movement, knee pain is associated with a range of conditions that include tendinitis and arthritis. However, more serious cartilage and ligament injuries can require immediate medical intervention. Painful knee conditions can also be addressed in the long term with a customized chiropractic care plan.
The Kinetic Chain
An intricate system of ligaments, tendons, cartilage and muscle, the knee is also prone to injury that actually starts in other areas of the body. Ankle, foot and hip pain for example, will eventually affect the functioning of the lower leg due to the increased pressure on surrounding joints causing misalignments resulting in knee pain and knee problems. Weight gain is also a significant factor responsible for increased knee pain with every one pound of body weight yielding five extra pounds of force on the knee. Restoration Chiropractic provides complete physical evaluations that pinpoint the reason behind a chronic knee issue and offer treatment plans to balance and heal the related affected areas.
Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
The most common form of arthritis in the knee, osteoarthritis, is a progressive wearing away of cushiony knee cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis of the knee is an inflammatory condition that affects joint function and usually both knees. Restoration Chiropractic chiropractic care is designed for your particular knee problem and provides relief from chronic knee pain associated with a range of degenerative conditions.
Knee Cartilage Tears
Knee cartilage is a flexible yet extremely durable tissue comprised of two menisci that protect the knee joint. Although surgery is often recommended when a meniscus tear occurs, a thorough consultation with an experienced Restoration Chiropractic chiropractor can alleviate knee pain, speed up the healing process and may help to avoid surgery altogether.
How a Chiropractor Can Help You With Knee Problems
Our qualified chiropractor will carefully evaluate your degree of knee pain, flexibility and general mobility function. Alignment issues in other areas of the body are also carefully addressed to determine any and all underlying causes of a knee problem. Restoration Chiropractic chiropractic treatments include adjustments and lifestyle recommendations geared toward improving mobility and relieving chronic pain.
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