Pain in either or both knees can render you far less mobile than you’d like to be and cause considerable disruption to your daily life. Knee pain can be a symptom of a problem originating from the spine or can make a spine problem worse. With expert chiropractic care from providers Jonathan Donath, DC, and Vinh Tran, DC, CCSP, at Joint Effort Chiropractic in White Plains, New York, you can restore mobility to your knees while minimizing pain and discomfort. To schedule an evaluation and treatment consultation, call Joint Effort Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.
What is knee pain?
Your knees are hinge-like joints that support the majority of your body weight. Their range of motion allows you to sit down, stand up, jump, and walk. Knee pain can affect your ability to do any of these things by impacting the mobility of either or both joints.
Although your knee joints are pretty far from your spine, misalignment of the spine can contribute to or worsen knee pain. This is why chiropractors treat complications with these joints.
The team at Joint Effort Chiropractic uses multiple techniques to restore balance to the entire musculoskeletal system to relieve symptoms like knee pain.
Treatment for knee pain doesn’t just improve your comfort level. Chiropractic care for any type of joint pain can restore function to the joint and improve your mobility.
What causes knee pain?
Knee pain can be the result of a range of conditions and injuries. Additionally, you can experience knee pain from overusing the joint. Lifestyle factors like your job, body weight, and posture can also contribute to knee pain.
Injuries and conditions that commonly lead to knee pain include:
- Meniscus tears
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strains
- Tendon inflammation
You can also experience referred pain in the knee, which means the pain originates somewhere other than the knee joint itself. Nerve compression in the lower back, thigh, or pelvis can result in referred pain in the corresponding knee.
How do chiropractors treat knee pain?
Your provider at Joint Effort Chiropractic creates a treatment plan to manage your knee pain using advanced chiropractic techniques and other treatments available in the office for joint pain.
A treatment regimen that includes several procedures and lifestyle changes usually provides the best results for knee pain and may include:
- Active Release Techniques® (ART®)
- Electrical stimulation
- Ultrasound therapy
- Custom shoe orthotics
- Nutritional counseling
- Kinesio taping
- Corrective exercises
- Graston Technique®
Knee pain typically responds well to noninvasive therapies like these. It’s unlikely that you need surgery to treat your knee pain, and you may be able to limit or avoid pharmaceutical medications for knee pain by following your treatment plan closely.
To schedule an appointment at Joint Effort Chiropractic to discuss your knee pain, call the office or book online today.