Your knees are responsible for helping you get around and for supporting the bulk of your weight, which makes them especially vulnerable to injury and chronic pain. Your knees are also structurally complex, containing bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. In many cases, knee pain involves more than one component of the knee joint.
Common conditions that can cause knee pain include:
Factors that can contribute to these conditions and other sources of knee pain include:
You may experience knee pain as a sharp, stabbing sensation during certain activities, such as bending or climbing stairs. Chronic knee pain can also take the form of a constant ache or burn, even when you’re at rest. Symptoms that often accompany knee pain include swelling, redness, instability, and difficulty bending your knee.
If knee pain is interfering with your everyday life, you should consider booking an appointment at LiveWell Chiropractic both to provide symptom relief and to address the underlying cause of your pain.
If you’re able to perform your everyday activities with only some manageable discomfort, you may not think your knee pain is serious enough for treatment. However, you don’t have to accept chronic pain as a part of your life, and your condition doesn’t have to be debilitating to be treatable.
At LiveWell Chiropractic, your provider treats your knee pain with the goal of helping you return to your usual activity level and avoid pain medication. Limited physical activity and pain medication can help with managing short-term knee injuries, but they’re not sustainable lifestyle changes for chronic knee pain, and they won’t actually improve your condition.
Your chiropractor diagnoses and treats alignment issues in your knees using techniques such as joint manipulation. It’s also possible that other parts of your body, like your hips or lower back, are putting too much pressure on your knees, so your chiropractor often examines and addresses those issues, too.
Following chiropractic treatment, you will receive advice on exercises, stretching techniques, and suitable footwear, all of which can provide relief now and help you avoid knee injuries in the future.
For help with your knee pain, call LiveWell Chiropractic or book an appointment online.
At LiveWell Chiropractic, we accept most insurance plans, including Medicare. If you are not sure if your insurance covers our care, please call our office. Our staff would be happy to assist you!
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