When you are experiencing knee pain, it can make it difficult to do just about anything. Walking up and down the stairs is tedious at best and navigating something as simple as a hallway can seem like an obstacle course. It can be even more discouraging if you’ve tried various treatments such as pain pills or muscle relaxers and the pain still doesn’t go away. Surgery is not the only option. Did you know that there are chiropractic treatments for knee pain relief?
A number of issues cause knee pain. Everything ranging from something as simple as bad posture to a serious injury from a car accident. Arthritis, ligament and tendon injuries, meniscus tears, and knee cartilage injuries are just a few of the other culprits. Referred pain, which occurs when pain is perceived at one location but is actually caused by another, is also often associated with knee pain. Basically, this means that pain in the knee can actually be a result of injuries or abnormalities in other parts of the body. This is often from conditions such as nerve compression in the lower back or problems with the muscles surrounding the knee.
Especially if you haven’t worked with a chiropractor before, you might be surprised at all of the treatment options available. A chiropractor has many tools in their arsenal to help treat knee pain, but they will most likely begin with a full evaluation to get to the source of the pain. As mentioned previously, there are a variety of potential reasons knee pain can occur and your treatment plan might depend in large part on what is causing the pain in the first place.
One of the hallmarks of chiropractic care is getting to the root of the issue, instead of treating the symptoms. Your chiropractor will conduct a full oral and physical history and conduct a thorough examination. This is important since the various components—bone, muscle, tissue, nerves—of our bodies are all connected, so if even one component is out of alignment, the other parts can be affected, too.
Once the specific source of your knee pain has been identified, there are a variety of things the chiropractor may do. Of course, treatments will be unique according to individual patient needs. Listed below are just a few of the treatments your chiropractor may prescribe. Treatment plans will more than likely encompass several of these options, and some that are not on this list.
The short answer is as soon as you realize you are having any sort of trouble. Unfortunately, by the time you are experiencing any pain, the damage has probably been brewing for some time already. The sooner your chiropractor is able to get to the source of your pain and address it, the less likely you are to suffer permanent damage.
That being said, there are certain conditions that might also prompt you to visit your chiropractor for your knee pain. Just a few of these include:
If you have been suffering from knee pain and have been contemplating expensive and potentially risky surgery, or if your knee pain is prohibiting your enjoyment of life in any way, consider consulting a licensed chiropractor. Treatments are non-invasive, comfortable, and usually very affordable, especially as compared to many other available options for your knee pain.
Please contact Freedom Health Centers at (972) 542-3300 today to learn more about chiropractic treatment options for your knee pain. Our experienced staff provides a full evaluation as well as the information you need to make your best treatment decisions.