Chiropractics for Knee Pain
The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. The knee joins the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia). The smaller bone that runs alongside the tibia (fibula) and the kneecap (patella) are the other bones that make the knee joint.
The knee is designed to fulfill several functions: support the body in an upright position without the need for muscles to work. helps to lower and raise the body. provides stability.
The knee is the joint that connects the bones of the upper and lower leg. It is needed for pretty much any form of movement – such as running, cycling, or swimming.
We rely heavily on the knee for our everyday movements, so even the slightest discomfort to the knee should be treated carefully. Some common knee problems include sprained or strained ligaments, cartilage tears, tendonitis, and arthritis.
Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout, and infections — also can cause knee pain. Many types of minor knee pain respond well to self-care measures.
Over-the-counter medications — such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve) — may help ease knee pain. Some people find relief by rubbing the affected knee with creams containing a numbing agent, such as lidocaine, or capsaicin, the substance that makes chili peppers hot.
Some other ways to ease knee pain include:
1. Applying heat or ice packs.
2. Modifying activities to avoid causing pain.
3. Practicing gentle stretches or exercises.
4. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
5. Topical treatments such as muscle creams or rubs.
6. Wear a brace to support the knee.
What you can expect when you consult a chiropractor for knee pain
When the pain appears like it’s coming back from the knee, all the anatomical components have to be compelled to be examined. This includes the low back, pelvis, hip, gliding joint, and foot need to be assessed thanks to the direct influence they need on the knee, and vice versa. chiropractors take a comprehensive case history associated perform an intensive physical and biomechanical examination to form a correct designation and make a treatment plan.
Chiropractors treat knee pain by using chiropractic manipulation and mobilization techniques in areas with limited movements, such as the knee and any affected surrounding joints. This helps increase movement as well as improve function and reduce pain.
Book your appointment with your trusted chiropractor and start your treatment right away and feel alive again!