Chiropractors care for Knee Pain

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Having knee pain can be quite uncomfortable and can affect your mood, performance, and your daily activities in general. Several factors are responsible for knee pain, and they include the following:

  • Injury
  • Injury is a common cause of knee pain. It occurs as a result of a wound, sore, bruises, a damaged meniscus, plica, pes anserine, sprain, strain, damaged internal ligaments, dislocation of the knee joint, etc. Injuries could be both internal and external. Knee pain caused by injuries, if not properly treated, could cause severe walking disability. When you alter your gait, everything connected suffers.

  • Aging
  • As one grows older, the muscles in the joint tend to become weaker. They are more susceptible to wear and tear if much pressure is applied on the knee.

  • Excessive use of the knee
  • When too much pressure is exerted on the knee either through strenuous exercise or other means, the muscles in the knee becomes weaker. Especially when the joint wears unevenly.

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis is caused as a result of wearing or tearing of the cartilage between bones. When the cartilage becomes weak, bones tend to rub against each other, causing the bones to wear. Such a situation is referred to as osteoarthritis knee pain.

  • Excess weight
  • Excess weight conditions like obesity more pressure on the knee, which can cause the muscles in the knee to become weak and can results in severe pain.

  • Common Knee pain symptoms
    • Impaired knee joints
    • Difficulty in bending the knee
    • Locking of the knees
    • Inflammation and numbness in the knee
    • Swelling or tingling feeling around the knees

Types of knee pain

Pain in the knee can be classified into two broad categories, namely:

  • Acute knee pain
  • Acute knee pain is an inflammation of the knees caused by injuries to tendons. Such damages cause the knee to swell. The tendons can rupture when the knee is overstretched. If a ligament is torn, there may be nothing a chiropractor can do to help but, chiropractors can evaluate the joint in the office and help determine whether there is a tear. They can also determine whether they can help in their office or if the condition should be referred to another specialist.

  • Chronic knee pain
  • Repeated micro-damage and osteoarthritis are the two likely causes of chronic knee pain. The cartilage in the knee wears, which results in more and more pain as time marches. Chronic knee pain can also be caused by a condition known as degenerative joint disease. This condition affects cartilage and can cause muscle tears.

Ways Chiropractors can treat knee pain

Chiropractors in Amarillo are well-trained to handle and treat patients who suffer from acute or severe knee pain. They make use of different techniques. Conditions like:

  • Joint Mobilization
  • Adjusting the joints in and around the knee creates blood flow, helps your brain’s proprioceptive map of the knee and its movement, increased blood flow, and acts as an analgesic to relieve pain.

  • Posture correction
  • Poor posture can put a lot of pressure on different areas of your body with the knee included. Amarillo chiropractors can help you understand the importance of good body posture and help you correct your posture.

  • Trigger point treatment
  • Chiropractors use this technique to apply pressure on your knee joints to reduce the pain felt around that area.

  • Low-Level Laser Treatment
  • Muscles and soft tissues are stimulated with this technique, which is also referred to as cold laser treatment. Using low-level laser therapy, chiropractors help to reduce inflammation in your joints and ensures proper blood circulation. This also helps to reduce knee pain. Cold laser is excellent for joint pain and inflammation and can absolutely turn knee pain around and make it go the other direction.

  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • IASTM is excellent for inflamed muscles and sore muscles. The type of muscles that surround a joint and help stabilize joints. It also helps patients to improve the usage of their knees.

  • Advice on lifestyle
  • As a result of some adverse health impacting lifestyle, many people have had to suffer from chronic knee pain. Chiropractors advise you on the right lifestyles to adopt to prevent or reduce knee pain.

  • Counseling on nutrition
  • Chiropractors offer proper nutritional advice as part of the treatment for knee pain. They advise you to take the right food supplement and reduce weight gain while building your muscles in your knee.

How we can help

If you are suffering from knee pains and this is taking much of your time as you are not allowed to carry out your usual daily activities, then you might want to consider us.

We are one of the best chiropractors in Amarillo, and our compassionate team will not only help you with the best and most effective chiropractic adjustment, but we can also provide you with knowledge on how to take control of your health.

Our lead chiropractor is a specialist in orthopedics and the neuromusculoskeletal system and has an advanced certification in whiplash biomechanics and traumatology. Dr. Williams is currently undergoing study towards his certification as a Diplomate in the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and will get certified in about two months.

Creek Stone Integrated Care
3501 SW 45 th St., Ste T
Amarillo, TX 79109