The most basic of daily activities from bending down to pick up the grocery bag, climbing the stairs, walking from your car to the office, or just getting out of bed can feel so difficult when you are experiencing knee pain. Knee pain definitely has a negative effect on your ability to function optimally.
You do not have to decide to live with the pain, reduce your activity level, or start taking more pain medication. Have you considered the route of chiropractic treatment? Often, a chiropractor can start to address the underlying issues that are likely causing knee pain (when it isn’t from an acute injury), and use a combination of techniques to help alleviate pain. There are usually several angles of approach when it comes to treating knee pain this way. Some common treatments include using ice to reduce inflammation around the joint and some soft tissue massage to help improve the knee’s range of motion. In addition, the doctor can apply chiropractic manipulation and mobilisation techniques in the areas of restricted movement in the knee as well as surrounding joints. The combination of methods can help reduce knee pain while simultaneously increasing range of motion in the joint and improving its overall function.
Not sure if you should receive chiropractic for your knee pain? There are several signs that it may be time to seek treatment. One big reason is if the knee pain is severe enough to limit your ability to function normally in daily life. That consistent pain is not something you need to accept. Additionally, if you have tried to limit your activity levels and taken pain medication and the knee pain remains bothersome, it is time to visit the chiropractor. A good doctor will address the issues in and around the knee from the pain, but will also investigate if other alignment issues in other areas of the body may actually be the true cause of the knee pain, or at least contributing to it. For example, limited range of motion in the hips or tightness in the lower back can place excessive strain on the knees which can be painful. With the right chiropractic care, issues such as these can be corrected so you can live pain-free.