Chiropractic Treatment For Knee/Hip Pain Surprise AZ
Knee pain typically plagues people at several moments throughout their lives. Many times, patients are searching for an answer but are unable to find one. Luckily, there is a mechanical cause to knee pain that can be corrected utilizing this new type of treatment option.
The knees can be damaged and painful for several reasons:
- Improper Footwear
- Structurally flat feet/high arches
- Chronic knee compensation for forward posture
- Direct knee damage from an injury
One of the main issues with shoes today is their design and construction. There is a lot of misinformation out there about footwear and how it affects your body. Doing this new type of work, we have discovered that many of these design choices adversely affect the body. First, almost all shoes these days have arch supports in them. This is one of the many areas of footwear that have a lot of misinformation surrounding it. Many doctors tell patients they need arch supports and large orthotics. These devices shift around your foot structure and may alleviate knee pain while you wear your shoes but over time, they end up creating more problems than there was to begin with.
- Constantly propping up the bottom of your feet with arch supports makes your body reliant upon them. This weakens the muscles at the bottom of the foot and allows the foot to flatten further when the bones of the foot get stuck down.
- Most footwear also has too narrow of a toe box at the front. This causes the toes to become scrunched inwards and causes bunions at the big and little toe.
Secondly, some people were born with very high arches or very flat feet. This is the least common cause of knee pain we find in our clinic, but it is one of the reasons for it. When someone is more prone genetically to having an abnormal foot mechanic sometimes it can be beneficial to have an arch support, sometimes not. The best way to find out is we can do in office testing to see how your posture responds to having arch support in them. This would be more beneficial for patients with flat feet, but not as much for patients with high arches.
Third and most commonly, the knees help to compensate for forward slumped posture. The knees, feet, and hips are three structures that will move themselves into different positions in order to attempt to bring your back backwards. This causes uneven wear and tear of the supporting structures leading to pain, arthritis, and future disability.
Lastly, people can have direct impacts to the knee that cause boney misalignment and damage. Gently moving these bones back into their proper position can be very helpful for this condition.
The main ways we address this issue are as follows:
- Analyze your footwear and modify them to better support a proper posture
- Correct your forward slumped posture utilizing ABC methods
- Move any bones of your foot, knee, or hip that may have been involved from a direct trauma
- Support your body in healing with nutrients that may be deficient or causing worsening damage
Hip Pain Chiropractor in Surprise, AZ
The hip is one of the most active human body parts. It supports almost every human movement. Hence, it is designed to sustain wear and tear. The joint comes with a cushion of cartilage to avoid friction. However, the hip is not indestructible and is susceptible to hip pain.
What causes hip pain?
Hip pain can come about due to several factors. Heavy wear and tear from overuse of the hip bone cartilage can lead to arthritis and inflammation. Abnormalities of the soft tissues like joints, bones, and vessels levels can also lead to hip pain. Osteoarthritis and inflammatory disease is another common hip pain cause most so among the older population. Trauma resulting from injuries, dislocation, and fractures can also affect the surrounding cartilage to cause hip pain. At the same time, hip pain can result from an underlying condition in the body. For example, a patient experiencing lower back or groin pain can also suffer from hip pain.
How chiropractic can help
If you are suffering from hip pain, a hip pain chiropractor is one of the best solutions. Unlike the other medications, the hip chiropractor is interested in the causative issue of the pain. The chiropractor will first examine your familial and personal history to determine the source of the pain. The chiropractor then develops custom treatment options depending on your status and the cause of the pain.
Depending on the hip pain status, you can work with a hip alignment chiropractor with results helping to reduce both hip and lower back pain.
Contact us for your hip pain relief.
If you are looking for a permanent solution, look no further than a chiropractor for hip flexor pain and other issues at SpringBack Chiropractic. Our professionals have experience managing a wide range of hip pain from different causes. We offer customized solutions tailor-made to match your needs.
Reach out to one of our professionals today to get started on the diagnosis and treatment of your hip pain.