Knee pain is a common presentation to a chiropractic office. 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.
Like a sitting duck, the knee is essentially susceptible to injury from many forces such as the following and all these can lead to knee pain:
2.Blows to the knee from the outside
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. Anterior knee pain from an athlete
2.Elderly patient with a complaint of knee pain and stiffness
3.Young athlete complaining of tenderness over the tibial tuberosity
4.Patient complains 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.
These are what your chiropractor will do first: take a thorough history, perform neurological and orthopaedic tests and take diagnostic radiograms to determine the cause of your knee pain. Then they will develop a specific plan of management tailored to your case.