How Can Chiropractors Help With Knee Pain?

Knee pain can be debilitating. Walking, running, climbing stairs and bending over all can become difficult for patients with painful knees. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help. Seeking chiropractic care for your knee pain can help you regain mobility and perform normal daily tasks that might otherwise be difficult with painful knees.

Causes of Knee Pain

Knee pain can have many causes, including:

  • Arthritis

  • Old injuries

  • Obesity

  • Bursitis

  • Misalignment

  • Sprain/Strain Injuries

Knowing the cause of your knee pain is one of the first steps to seeking a solution. If you don’t know the cause of your knee pain, talk to your chiropractor. Your chiropractor can assess your condition and help you get the most effective treatment.

Chiropractic Techniques That Help

There are many chiropractic techniques that help with knee pain, including:

  • Spinal adjustment. Misalignments (Subluxation) in the spine, pelvis, and extremities create imbalances that can place extra pressure on all the body’s joints, including the knees. Spinal adjustments restore alignment and balance. This limits wear and tear on the body, reduces pain and inflammation and restores functionality to your knees.

  • Trigger point therapy. Trigger-point therapy is a technique that involves the application of pressure on specific points in the body to reduce pain and discomfort.

  • Posture correction. Like spinal misalignment, poor posture can put unnecessary pressure on many of the body’s joints and muscles. One of the ways your chiropractor can treat your knee problems is by assessing your body’s posture and making corrections wherever necessary.

  • Custom Foot Levelers orthotics. 3D laser scan technology is used to take a weight bearing scan of the feet. This information is used to create custom flexible orthotics to balance and remove stress from the feet, knees, hips and back.

  • Low-level laser therapy. Low-level laser therapy, also known as cold laser therapy, helps patients by stimulating the muscles and soft tissues of the body. Low-level laser reduces inflammation, stimulates blood flow and helps speed the healing process.

  • Nutrition and supplements. Proper nutrition and specific high quality nutritional supplements can help improve joint health and reduce inflammation naturally. Over time, nutrition counseling can also help patients lose weight, which can take pressure off the knees and other joints in the body.

The doctors at The Chiropractic Center have been helping patients who suffer from knee pain, including middle school, high School, college and professional athletes for over 19 years. We can help you too!  

Whether you’ve experienced a traumatic knee injury, have arthritis or suffer from another chronic condition that leads to pain and discomfort, we’re happy to help restore your mobility and reduce your discomfort without drugs and surgery.

Erik McNair