Knee Pain affects people of all ages and can be a cause of chronic pain. Knee pain can be debilitating and can keep you from your favorite activities. The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints. Knee pain can come from a wide variety of issues. Age, overuse, and injury are the leading causes of pain. Osteoarthritis, Bursitis, tendonitis, ITB Syndrome, Ligament Injury, Meniscus Tear, other Diseases and Fractures are some conditions contributing to pain.
Depending on the cause of knee pain chiropractic can be very helpful. The knee joint can function properly with healthy biomechanics such as proper alignment of the hips, sacroiliac joints, and lower back. So if you are having knee pain with strenuous activities, understand that the hip, lower back and ankle/foot have a major effect on the knee. Therefore checking for correct function of these areas can ensure they don’t contribute to a abnormal loading of the knee and hasten damage and decay.
Because at Knox Chiropractic we take a foundational approach to the treatment of knee pain a complete examination will be performed to verify the cause of the pain. So proper diagnostic imaging may be taken to rule out other factors. The first level of treatment will be a customized plan of Chiropractic adjustments, specific exercises and stretches. Chiropractic adjustments usually resolve the issue. As with most conditions the sooner treatment can commence the sooner healing starts and further damage is halted. Progress is often related to the amount of damage that exists and length of time the condition has been allowed to continue. Research suggests that non-invasive treatment should be exhausted first before progressing to surgery.
Some home help
Avoid aggravating activities.
Apply ice – 10mins on 20mins off. Apply often.
Stretching if required and appropriate
So, if you or someone you know is experiencing knee pain why not get a thorough examination to get to the underlying cause.
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