KNEE AND LEG PAIN
Knee and Leg Pain
Knee pain is among the most common types of joint pain experienced by Americans of all ages. Not just restricted to runners, skiers, or other athletes, knee pain has dozens of different causes that affect people with varying degrees of severity. Knee pain is among the top causes of joint-related disability affecting people in the United States.
Knee pain is commonly caused by muscle imbalances and structural misalignment around the hip, knee, and ankle joints brought on by poor posture, overuse & repetitive stress, and physical trauma. If knee, foot or ankle pain arises without injury, it is likely due to pressure caused by an increase in body weight or change in lifestyle.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
The knee bones are connected to the leg bone, and leg bone is connected to the hip bone. The hip bone is connected to the pelvis, and the pelvis is attached to the spine. Since chiropractors work with the spine, and since one joint can eventually have an impact on another, a spinal adjustment can affect the knee joints. Chiropractors can adjust the knees as well.
Chiropractic adjustments can help sore knees and are most effective when combined with complementary corrective exercise. It can alleviate joint stress, reduce inflammation, and facilitate healing of the joint and surrounding soft tissue. Chiropractic adjustments of the hips, spine, and the patellofemoral joint can help to mobilize the joints back into the proper alignment for your body.
Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve swelling and discomfort of the lower leg caused by knee, foot, and ankle pain. Routine chiropractic care provides patients a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription medications or over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs).
If you suffer from any of the following types of pain to your knees, you may benefit from treatment from a qualified chiropractor.
Arthritis is a common cause of knee pain and affects people of all ages. The pain caused by arthritis may be consistent, intermittent, or may worsen over time. Many people find that some types of activities worsen their knee pain that is caused by arthritis, including running, brisk walking, or even climbing stairs.
Tendonitis refers to inflammation, pain, and swelling that is associated with or affecting the tendons. Usually, tendonitis is caused by increased physical activity or excessive movement. However, it may be caused by medications and other factors as well. Knee pain chiropractic treatment is considered to be a highly effective treatment for tendonitis of the knees in a large percentage of cases.
Bursitis is a condition wherein the bursa of the knees become inflamed. With inflammation comes swelling, heat, and often moderate to extreme pain as the bursa swell and put pressure on the surrounding structures. Depending on the underlying cause, a chiropractor can provide manual manipulations of the spine or joints to reduce swelling and reduce pain in the process.
Cruciate Ligament Injuries
Cruciate ligament injuries are unfortunately common among athletes and active people. These ligaments become torn or stretched, often causing excruciating pain and severely reduced mobility in the process. Knee pain chiropractic treatment can be effectively used to improve innervation to the knees and reduce the pain that so often accompanies cruciate ligament injuries.
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