Knee pain is common, partially because the knee can be hurt fairly easily. Modern life has plenty of opportunities to damage the things that give us precise motor functions. Knee injuries can manifest themselves in a variety of ways. Some people experience different noises in their knees, some are due to misalignment of the bone or cartilage which leads to knee swelling. Other folks may notice their knees becoming more stiff and weak over time. In general, knee pain can be classified under two terms, acute knee injury and chronic knee injury.
Acute Knee Injury
Acute knee injuries are when a sudden trauma damages your knee. The trauma is sudden and typically severe. Things that cause acute knee injuries can be car accidents, sports injuries, or even using the stairs. Types of injuries that are acute knee injuries include knee contusions, meniscus injuries and tears, ligament sprain, muscle strains, and even puncture injuries.
Chronic Knee Injury
Long-term health issues are what cause chronic knee injuries. These issues develop slowly and last a lifetime. Chronic knee injuries have no cure but can still find much relief through chiropractic care. Typically, chronic knee injuries are caused by the degradation of the cartilage that cushions the bones in the upper and lower leg. Things like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can cause chronic knee injuries. However, posture, lifestyle, as well as obesity can also lead to chronic knee pains.
How Can Chiropractors Help with Knee Pain?
Chiropractors are known for their ability to treat a patient’s spine, but their abilities go much further than that. Chiropractors can expertly find what is causing you knee pain, and come up with a personalized approach to help your specific issues. It may be as simple as realigning the knees. However, more advanced treatments performed by the chiropractors in our office may help with healing, like massage therapy, dry needling and physical therapy. No matter what the issue is, chiropractors can help with unintrusive procedures and without the use of medication.
Can chiropractors help with knee pain? Yes! Whether you have acute knee pain or chronic knee pain, a chiropractor will find what’s causing your pain and come up with a specialized treatment option for you! Chiropractors will help promote healing as well as relieve pain in the knee. All without any surgeries or medication.
If you have knee pain or would like more advice visit us at one of our offices, in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance. We specialize in treating patients suffering from hip pain and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!