Chiropractic and Chronic Knee Pain!

chronicAre you tired of waking up in the morning with chronic knee pain? Are your bad knees keeping you from your desired level of activity?

It is important to note that knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages and most minor or temporary knee pain responds well to self-care measures such as :-

  • Anti -inflammatory medication
  • Exercises
  • Knee brace/support

Minor or temporary knee pain is different from chronic knee pain. Many people experience temporary knee pain as a result of an injury or accident. Chronic knee pain rarely goes away without treatment, and it isn’t always attributable to one incident. It’s most often the result of several causes or conditions.

Conditions that can cause knee pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis –  Pain, inflammation, and joint destruction caused by degeneration and deterioration of the joint
  • Gout – Arthritis caused by the build up of uric acid
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) –  a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disorder that causes painful swelling and can eventually cause joint deformity and bone erosion
  • Bursitis –  Inflammation caused by repeated overuse or injury of the knee
  • Tendinitis –  Pain in the front of the knee that is made worse when climbing, taking stairs, or walking up an incline
  • Dislocation –  Dislocation of the kneecap most often the result of trauma
  • Poor posture and gait – The way you walk and stand will have an effect on the pressure placed on the knees

So How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help?

There is no “one size fits all , so no matter what the cause, your chiropractor will create a targeted treatment plan designed for your individual condition, which  will make sure  that the right treatment is being administered and the progress and results are measurable.

This method can be used to treat knee pain in several specific ways:

  • The spine may be the root cause of the problem due to its multifaceted role in the central nervous system. Correcting spinal misalignments through adjustment is at the heart of chiropractic treatment.
  • Chiropractic can also provide hip and knee manipulation. This is important for mobilizing the joints and reducing inflammation, while testing range of motion.
  • A chiropractor may correct a patient’s posture to distribute body weight evenly, lessening the burden of stress on an affected knee.
  • A chiropractor can prescribe targeted exercises to ensure long-term healing.
  • Massage treatments, such as trigger point therapy or myofascial release, can assist in alleviating stress, while improving the flow of nutrients to the soft tissue

If you are suffering from chronic knee pain or would like some further information or would like to speak to a member of our team please call us on: Hitchin 01462 420077 or Luton 01582 579687, alternatively e-mail us at: hitchin@healesclinics.com or luton@healesclinics.com


Peter Heale Chiropractor in Hitchin and LutonFrom the team at Heale's Chiropractic Clinics
Over 30 years of helping people in Hitchin and Luton and the surrounding areas of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

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