Treating Knee Pain
Your knees are an integral part of your life. From walking and standing to running with your kids or playing basketball on the weekends – your knees are involved. When your knees are in pain, any activity can be difficult to carry out. Fortunately, chiropractic care with Dr. Benton at Peach Orchard Family Chiro provides a natural, non-invasive way to find knee pain relief and help you get back to your life.
Understanding Knee Pain
The knee bears much of the weight of your body and movement. All of this weight is distributed among the tibia-femoral joint, patella-femoral joint, muscles, ligaments, and discs. Unfortunately, several things can impact each of the knee’s components, including:
- Carrying excess weight
- Overuse of the tendons
- Ligament strains
- Poor posture
- Degenerative discs
- Irritated or compressed nerves
These issues can lead to a variety of symptoms, including:
- Chronic pain
- Loss of range of motion
- Weakness in the leg
- Popping noises
- Being unable to fully extend the knee
- Warm skin around the impacted area
- Tingling or numbness
Symptoms can range from mild to severe – making it difficult to even get out of bed in the mornings.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
Chiropractic care specializes in addressing the root cause of the pain. Therefore, determining that cause is a priority. While our chiropractor will work to provide relief, we will also do an in-depth assessment to understand where the pain is coming from.
Once the root cause is identified, a treatment plan can be developed. Often, this will include adjustments. Adjustments can be done to the extremities, of course, but your treatment plan may also include adjustments to the back.
Though it may seem odd, your back could be at the root of your pain. Spinal misalignment can lead you to overcompensate on one side, which would put more weight on that knee. By addressing the misalignment, that excess pressure can be taken off the knee joint.
Other methods of treatment include soft tissue therapy, including massage, muscle stimulation, myofascial release, and more. Our chiropractor can also guide you through exercises you can do to strengthen your knee, as well as nutritional guidance if excess weight is playing a role in your pain.
Take a Stand Against Knee Pain in Gilbert, SC
Knee pain doesn’t have to get you down. At Peach Orchard Family Chiro, we can provide the natural and effective treatment that you need to eliminate your knee pain. Call our team today at (803) 356-2225 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.