Chiropractic and knee pain
Do you suffer with knee pain? Knee pain is a very common reason why people come into Modern Chiropractic as it can impair a person’s ability to do everyday tasks. These tasks can be as small as walking or not being able to do one’s job. Or maybe you don’t have pain, but instead a lack of mobility, which stops you from running or hiking. Either way, the doctors at Modern Chiropractic want to help you find the cause of your pain.
There are many reasons for knee pain such as:
- subluxation of the tibiofemoral joint
- chronic malposition of the plantar arch
- new injuries like a meniscal tear
- repetitive use injuries
- Patella (knee cap) tracking issues
- Muscle strains
- Loss of the lumbar curve
- Coronal or Sagittal imbalance of the pelvis
Having the proper curvature of the lumbar spine helps protect the spinal discs and nerves that supply the necessary nerve energy flow to the knee and the surrounding soft tissues. Having a healthy lower back curve also allows for the knee to not be under tensile forces as those soft tissues attach to the lower extremity.
Also when someone does not have the proper balance of the pelvis, it changes the biomechanics of the entire lower extremity, which can cause pain in the knee as it is a hinged joint and takes a lot of the forces and trauma in the lower extremity. This can lead to chronic wear and tear injuries and increase the risk of injury to them.
The doctors at Modern Chiropractic are trained in diagnosing and finally finding the cause of your knee pain. The doctors will start with a postural assessment, knee/ankle/hip orthopedic testing, range of motion testing and muscle strength tests to begin the assessment process. Depending on the kind of knee pain someone has, it may warrant the use of spinal and knee joint x-rays to help determine the final cause of the pain, OR what caused the chronic problem in the first place. After the assessment, the doctors at Modern Chiropractic will help treat your pain with the use of:
- spinal and extremity adjustments
- Trigger point therapy and ART release therapy
- Traction of the cervical or thoracic curvature
- KT taping to help reinforce stability and decrease pain
- Rehabilitative exercises to strengthen the spine and the muscles surrounding the knee joint
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive way that does not involve the use of drugs or surgery to find and fix the cause of knee pain. If you are tired of living with pain, give Modern Chiropractic a call at either of their locations, Nampa or Boise. We look forward to helping you get back to a pain free lifestyle.