How To Treat Knee Pain

Many people from all walks of life understand the inconvenience of knee pain. Everyday tasks, such as walking to the mailbox or climbing the stairs at work, are undermined by discomfort. Strenuous workouts are more challenging as athletes work through aching joints. However, it is possible to eliminate discomfort without the expense and side effects of surgery and medication. Olympia Chiropractic and Physical Therapy can help knee pain with natural chiropractic care.

Common Causes of Knee Pain

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As a hinge joint that depends on multiple bone structures working together to function properly, the knee is an impressive anatomical puzzle. Knee pain can be chronic or temporary and is often related to inflammation. This type of discomfort can be caused in a variety of ways:

  • Injury from a fall

  • Joint degeneration

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Inflamed tendons

  • Damaged meniscus

  • Overuse

Intense athletes are especially at risk for overuse injuries. Younger individuals may experience knee pain when going through growth spurts, and older individuals may experience discomfort as joints and cartilage wear down. If left unaddressed, a knee injury may progress and lead to higher levels of pain. This can hinder the performance of an athlete and limit everyday functionality.

How To Treat Knee Pain

In the modern age, it is not necessary for you to live with knee discomfort. A simple method to treat knee pain is to apply ice on the inflamed area to decrease swelling. This can help in the short term but does not always address the main reason for discomfort. A chiropractor can evaluate your level of pain, determine the likely underlying cause and recommend further steps you can take to address and prevent the pain in the long term.

Depending on the origin of pain, there are a few treatments the chiropractor may use. A soft tissue massage and chiropractic mobilization will help with knee functionality. Chiropractors at Olympia Chiropractic and Physical Therapy have in-depth knowledge of body alignment. Knee pain may be linked to misalignment in other parts of your body, such as the spine. A realignment of the hips or back may be performed to decrease strain on the knees. Furthermore, corrective exercises can strengthen muscle imbalances around knee and hip joints. Depending on the cause of pain, follow-up appointments may be suggested to reinforce pain-reducing treatments.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Under the guidance of a chiropractor, it is often possible to treat knee pain without invasive surgery or expensive medication. In addition to increasing comfort levels, a chiropractor can help increase the overall strength and range of motion in your knee and suggest lifestyle changes that will keep the joint functioning properly down the road.

Visiting a chiropractor also keeps you informed about the overall functionality and alignment of your body. This helps you address discomfort in other commonly affected areas, such as the lower back or shoulders. Take the first step toward pain relief today and contact Olympia Chiropractic and Physical Therapy by calling 855-276-6664.