Knee pain is a common problem in our society, yet for some reason many people don’t think of chiropractic care when they’re deciding on a treatment method. This is unfortunate, because your chiropractic team may be able to treat your knee pain safely and effectively, without pain pills or surgery.
Is Chiropractic Treatment Right For You?
There are a number of reasons why your knees could be causing you pain. One of the most common of these is that you may be suffering from osteoarthritis, a condition where the wear and tear on the body over a period of years starts causing pain. If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, there’s still hope for pain relief. While this condition isn’t curable, chiropractic care can help reduce your symptoms and may even be able to slow the progression of osteoarthritis.
What You Should Expect During Your Chiropractic Visit
Your chiropractor will begin the examination by taking a comprehensive medical history. Afterwards, he or she will perform a thorough physical examination in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Finally, a treatment plan will be decided upon by both of you. Your Doctor of Chiropractic will then explain what you can expect to experience over the next few visits and about how long it will be before you notice results.
How Your Chiropractic Team Will Treat Your Knee Pain
While symptoms and treatment vary from person to person, most chiropractors share a similar treatment path to wellness. These include:
Reducing pain and joint inflammation. This can be accomplished through avoiding things that aggravate the knee, and using heat or ice to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
Helping the joint function properly by increasing flexibility. Chiropractic manipulations and massage are typically used to accomplish this goal.
Working with the patient to establish an exercise program that will improve the strength, stability and endurance of the knee joints. Stretching and weight-bearing exercises may be prescribed to strengthen the joints and muscles of the knee area.
Many people mistakenly believe that chiropractors just work on the neck and back area of their patients, and while it’s true that your chiropractic team is uniquely qualified to treat the spine, any joint in your body can benefit from chiropractic care.
If you’re suffering from pain in your knees, even if you’ve been told by your physician that there’s nothing that can be done for you, you may be able to find a measure of relief through chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is safe, natural and perfectly complementary with other forms of medical care. Why suffer with knee pain if you don’t have to? Your chiropractic team can help you get back on track today.
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