Knee Pain – Did you know that chiropractors treat more than just spine pain? Chiropractors specialize in treating the spine and are experienced in the treatment of all the joints within the body. Knee pain is one of the most common complaints chiropractors treat within the office. The knee is like the hip, and we don’t pay too much attention to this joint unless it hurts. However, the knee does wonders for the body and allows us to perform our daily activities such as walk, jump, run, and squat to lift something substantial! If any of these activities cause you knee pain, it’s time to try chiropractic care and start the journey of being pain-free.
What Can Cause Knee Pain?
There are a variety of reasons the knee can become painful. It can be super obvious such as “I was playing soccer, turned to kick the ball, and felt something pop.” Or, it can be super subtle such as “I woke up, and my knee hurt.”
Often, pain is most noticed by:
- Walking up and downstairs
- Standing up
There are a variety of structures in the knee. There are several areas where muscles of the calf and thigh attach, there are four primary ligaments, and there are two shock-absorbing soft structures called a meniscus all surrounding the joint. When any of these structures become irritated or injured, inflammation occurs, which can cause stiffness, swelling, and pain within the knee. Sometimes these structures or even bony changes can occur, leading to arthritic changes within the joint, which can also cause pain.
How Chiropractic Can Help
Dr. Miller and Dr. Murdock have expertise in the evaluation of the knee! However, don’t be surprised if they look at your feet, ankles, hip, and low back too. After all, the body is one big chain, and sometimes the pain can be felt in one area but can be coming from somewhere different. Once they complete their assessment, a treatment plan will be discussed based on their findings. What options will they suggest?
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Stretching and strengthening of muscles
- Laser therapy
- Referral for imaging
- Believe it or not, Dr. Miller and Dr. Murdock do not have X-Ray vision! Sometimes they need a little help to see how the structures in the knee look.
- Referral to an orthopedist
- WHAT? Part of the chiropractor’s job is to find the best option for pain relief, and yes, sometimes that means we work as a team with other providers.
Contact Miller for Knee Pain relief
Pain does not need to be a part of you. If knee pain is holding you back from performing activities you love to do and need to do to get through your day, it’s time to give your knee some well-deserved treatment. Contact us here at Miller Sports & Family Chiropractic, the team is eager to help you be on your way to feeling pain-free and performing those activities that make you well, you!
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