Knee pain is a common symptom reported in our office. These weight bearing joints take a lot of force every day as we walk around and stand.
The knees were designed primarily for forward and backward movement. Any sideway or torqueing motion is difficult for the knees to handle and can cause injury.
Any direct trauma to the knees can cause injury and acute pain including falls and motor vehicle accidents. Chronic knee pain can be caused by overuse of the knee. It can also be caused by misalignment within the knee joint or other related joints. If these chronic causes are left untreated, they can lead to arthritis.
In the case of knee pain, the ankle, hip, spine, and pelvis should all be examined as they form a kinetic chain and directly affect one another. The pain in the knee could be referred from another structure. Or if the problem resides in another structure such as the hip there can be increased stress on the knee joint. Over time this can lead to injury.
Chiropractic Treatment of Knee Pain
Over the counter medications may reduce the pain and inflammation, but will not take care of the underlying problem. After an injury, icing is generally recommended to decrease initial pain and muscle spasm.
Chiropractic adjustments and deep tissue massage to the injured areas and any areas with misalignments will reduce stress on the joint.
If you or someone you know is experiencing knee pain call us today at (952) 681-2863 so we can get you recovering as soon as possible!
Dr. Hillesheim is a chiropractor in Minnetonka MN. She is the owner of Relief Plus Chiropractic. For more information and to see if chiropractic is right for you visit us at www.reliefplusmn.com or call (952) 681-2863.