Chiropractic and Knee Pain
"Help! I have pain in my knees and I have been told there is nothing I can do apart from taking painkillers and rest."
Knee pain is an increasingly more common problem in our society and as a result we see more and more patients with knee problems in our centres.
The most common complaints relate to 'wear and tear' or osteoarthritis and although a condition such as osteoarthritis is not curable, the symptoms can be reduced and the progression of the problem can be helped thanks to our unique approach to treatment.
Chiropractic treatment is also very effective for many other knee problems.
Please read on to find out how!
Chiropractic treatment may well be the answer if:
The knee is a complex joint that relies heavily on ligaments and muscles for stability.
The knee is a major weight bearing joint and is composed of:
When pain is perceived as coming from the knee, all the anatomical components need to be examined and in addition to the knee joint, the low back, pelvis, hip, ankle and foot need to be examined due to the direct influence they have on the knee, and vice versa.
As chiropractors we take a comprehensive medical history and perform a thorough physical and biomechanical examination in order to make an accurate diagnosis - without an accurate diagnosis, the treatment will not be successful.
Our approach of assessing and treating the knee includes the evaluation of the other joints and muscles relating to the knee.
This is for several reasons:
We have outlined the process of our treatment below to give you an idea of our approach. We would normally modify the treatment to suit each patient and their specific conditions. So the type of treatment that is most appropriate for one person is not necessarily right for another.
Stage 1: Reduce joint inflammation and reduce pain.
Stage 2: Normalise joint function
Stage 3: Rehabilitation exercise programme.
Read more about common causes of knee pain seen in chiropractic practice and read in more detail about specific conditions.
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