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).