- If knee pain is limiting your day-to-day or sporting activities.
- You have been given painkillers or taken anti-inflammatories and been told to rest with no long-term improvement.
- You have been told you have arthritis and there is nothing that can be done.
- Knee pain or restricted motion.
Then Chiropractic treatment may be the answer.
The knee is a complex joint that relies heavily on ligaments and muscles for stability. 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.
Our approach to assessing and treating the knee includes the evaluation of the other joints and muscles relating to the knee. This is for several reasons:
- Pain can often be referred from other structures in the low back, pelvis and hip into the knee.
- If other joints in the lower limbs are not working correctly they can put increased stress on the knee joint, resulting in injury over time. Therefore to resolve the knee pain, we may also treat other areas, to maximize long-term improvement.
What kind of treatment can I expect?
Of course, every patient receives a personalized plan for their specific condition, but typical treatment may include:
Reduce joint inflammation and reduce pain.
- Avoid aggravating factors
- Use of support
- Ice to reduce inflammation, muscle spasm and pain
- Soft tissue healing with ultrasound and interferential therapy
- Specific chiropractic manipulation techniques to areas of restricted movement in the knee and surrounding joints, to increase movement, improve the function and reduce pain.
- When appropriate, we may introduce exercises to improve strength, endurance and stability, and to prevent new injuries.