Chiropractors are known for their ability to treat back pain, but can they also address knee pain?
Chiropractors are health care professionals that specialize in neuromuscular issues in which they impart a series of manual adjustments to the spine. One of the most common reasons people see a chiropractor is for pain relief and enhanced mobility to better carry out their daily activities. So, what role can a chiropractic play in treating knee pain?
At Red Lodge Chiropractic Clinic, we understand how both chronic and acute knee pain can affect your quality of life. Journey with us today and learn more about knee pain and how a chiropractic adjustment may benefit it.
Knee Pain and its Causes
Knee pain can manifest in a myriad of ways, from a sports injury or accident to chronic pain such as arthritis, either way, it impedes on your quality of life and how you go about your day-to-day living.
If you’ve been managing knee pain, oftentimes the only solutions presented are taking anti-inflammatory medications or surgery. If your knee pain is is a result of inflammation or cartilage degradation, chiropractic may be an ideal solution. Chiropractic care offers refuge from traditional treatment methods by providing a non-invasive, natural, and drug-free solution to knee pain to efficiently promote healing.
How Your Weight Affects Your Knee Health
A common cause of systemic knee pain that is often seen in chiropractic is patients carrying around excess weight.
Your knees bear the brunt of your weight!
To paint a more clear picture of how extra weight really affects your knees, for every extra pound of weight you carry, your knees bear four times that weight! So the great news in this is, if you lose even five pounds, it significantly can benefit your knee health.
Not only at our chiropractic clinic can you receive expert care, but we also offer nutritional counseling to help get you on the right path towards weight loss.
Knee Pain and Injuries
One of the initial components of your first visit is an evaluation and if you’re being seen for knee pain from an injury, you can expect a full evaluation, X-rays, and other testing that may not specifically look at the area at hand. Our bodies are complex and each piece and part all play a role in how it functions, so getting a better idea of how it’s all working (or not) is extremely vital information for a chiropractor!