Knee pain, at a minimum, has a debilitating effect on your ability to function normally. However, there is a non-invasive treatment method to find much needed relief from this type of pain. That method is chiropractic treatment, which incorporates various techniques to mitigate knee pain. At Spring Back Chiropractic, we work to identify what is causing your knee pain and apply our knowledge and experience to effectively reduce your pain so you can regain movement and function.
Signs You Need Chiropractic Care for Your Knee Pain
If your knee pain prevents you from performing normal daily tasks or if the pain is severe during these activities or while simply walking, you definitely may need chiropractic treatment mitigate the pain. Also, if you have taken medication for the pain or limited the level of time spent on normal activities and it has not helped much or at all, then it may be time to visit a chiropractor.
Treating Knee Pain
Chiropractors get to the foundational issues that cause knee pain. They use their knowledge and skill to examine the anatomical parts of the body that have an impact on the knee, including the hips, pelvis, lower back, and foot. In order to make an accurate diagnosis of knee pain, chiropractors obtain a complete medical history of the patient and perform a comprehensive physical and biomechanical exam, which enables the development of an effective treatment plan.
Some of the chiropractic treatments used to reduce knee pain include:
Reduce Inflammation and Diminish Pain
A chiropractic treatment and care management plan for knee pain may involve the application of ice to reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms. Chiropractors may also use ultrasound, laser, or interferential therapy to facilitate soft tissue healing.
Restore Joint Function
Chiropractors use manipulation and mobilization techniques for areas of restricted movement. These techniques can promote movement and function of the knee and lessen knee pain. Other helpful techniques can include chiropractic knee adjustment, trigger point therapy, deep soft tissue massage, and cross-friction.
Exercise for Rehabilitation
Chiropractors can help patients reduce knee pain and improve knee function through the use of targeted exercises that enhance the strength, stability, and endurance of the knee. Certain exercises also improve a person’s balance which is important for recovering normal function and preventing future injuries.