We see a lot of knee injuries in chiropractic care, or people who suffer from knee pain. Knee pain does not, necessarily, need to be treated by orthopaedic care; a visit to a chiropractor can yield similar, if not more effective, results. Trained and educated with the appropriate skills and knowledge, a chiropractor performs a thorough evaluation of the patient for any spinal and pelvic involvement and local knee malfunction before he treats knee pain.
The knee which is virtually unprotected from outside forces is vulnerable to all of the following which can result in knee pain:
1. Injuries resulting from impact
2. Outside forces affecting the knee
3. Dashboard related afflictions
4. Direct afflictions from falls
Knee pain is a consequence of soft tissue injuries due to either overuse or disuse. Regular consultations to a chiropractor’s office include:
1.Athlete with anterior knee pain
2. Senior person suffering stiffness and knee pain.
3. Soreness over the tibial tuberosity from a young sportsperson.
4. Person complaining of knee instability.
Knee pain treatment should ideally recommend a traditional approach first. Non-surgical therapeutic methods can be adequate in lessening knee pain, among them exercises to strengthen muscles that support the knee, applying heat and cold, chiropractic adjustments and staying away from undertakings that increase knee pain.
Your Chiropractor will perform a thorough history and examination including orthopaedic, neurological testing and diagnostic radiography to determine the true cause of your knee pain. Then a plan of management specifically for your case will be designed by your chiropractor.