Alleviating Your Knee Pain, Naturally

Your knees undergo an enormous amount of stress every day. Your knee joint naturally bends or moves in only a single direction. However, there are several types of movements that can easily cause your knee to bend or move in other directions while at the same time supporting your body’s weight.  It is these types of unhealthy movements that often result in knee injuries and pain. 

Such unnatural movements are able to easily damage the supporting and important parts of your knee, such as: 

  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Knee cartilage (meniscus)
  • Bones 

Once such knee injuries occur, your recovery process will involve several months.  Knee pain makes the simplest tasks difficult. Walking, climbing or descending stairs, and shopping for groceries can become excruciatingly painful activities.

Chronic or Acute Knee Pain?

The cause of your knee pain will either be “chronic” or “acute.”  Chronic knee pain stems from things such as degenerative join disease, osteoarthritis, and other conditions. Knee pain of the chronic or degenerative nature can be due to increased age or body weight as well as previous injuries. On the other hand, acute knee pain mostly stems from sports injuries, work injuries, and other accidents. 

Pain medications, including cortisone injections, might offer you short-term temporary relief. However, such treatments do not address or resolve the root cause of your knee pain. Additionally, long-term use of such medications and treatments is not recommended. But, you can enjoy safe and holistic treatment, without drugs, from a qualified chiropractor.  Chiropractic treatment will require an evaluation of your condition, and possibly a number of treatment options such as:

  • Spinal Adjustments
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Specific Unique Stretches and Exercises
  • Special Footwear or Orthotics 

Chiropractic treatment addresses the root cause of your knee pain and will have you on the road to recovery. Contact a qualified chiropractor for more information regarding your knee pain.