Knee pain is a type of leg pain and one of the most common reasons why people visit a chiropractor's office. Whether your pain is caused by a health condition or an injury, chiropractic care at Navarre Chiropractic Center in Navarre can help.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Knee Pain?
Knee pain is often caused by the following:
- Injuries or overuse: The most common injuries causing knee pain include torn ligaments, dislocation of a kneecap, fractures of a kneecap or other leg bones, sprains, strains, torn cartilage (meniscus tear), and others.
- Medical conditions: Certain health conditions can also cause knee pain, leg instability, and leg weakness. These conditions include arthritis, Baker's cyst, bone infections, bone cancer, Osgood-Schlatter disease, and others.
- Excess body weight: If you are overweight, your knees have to bear a heavy load. Extra pounds can have a negative impact on your knees and legs in general, leading to serious health issues. In this case, losing weight is the best way to address knee pain.
What Do Chiropractors Do?
If you are visiting a chiropractor for the first time with knee pain, they will start with a comprehensive evaluation to better understand your condition and determine the underlying cause of the pain. The chiropractor will ask about your medical history and note down your symptoms.
In addition to examining your knees, they will also likely check your spine, neck, and back because our bodies are integrated systems, and knee pain is often caused by misalignments in the spine. The main goal of a chiropractic specialist is to consider all possible causes of knee pain.
After the evaluation, the chiropractor will provide a customized treatment plan. The main objective of the plan is to address the cause of the pain and reduce inflammation to facilitate faster recovery. Common techniques offered by chiropractors include Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) and heat and cold therapy. They focus on the affected area and assist the body in initiating the healing process.
Once the inflammation and swelling subside, the chiropractor will work on restoring the function of your knee. They may utilize various treatments and techniques, including soft tissue massage, ultrasound treatments, strengthening and stretching exercises, ice application, and more.
Contact Navarre Chiropractic Center in Navarre, FL
If you are experiencing persistent knee pain, it is time to see a chiropractor for an examination and appropriate treatment. At Navarre Chiropractic Center in Navarre, we specialize in treating different conditions and types of pain, including knee pain. Depending on your condition, symptoms, and needs, we offer a wide range of services, including chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, sciatica treatment, pregnancy chiropractic, and more. Call our team today at (850) 939-3339 to learn more or schedule an appointment.