Joint pain is a common reason people go to see their medical practitioners. If you're experiencing knee pain and your doctor's ordered rest and recovery or referred you to physical therapy, consider our Nanaimo chiropractor at the Woodgrove Pines Clinic. Chiropractic care can help reduce pain and get you back to work.
Your knees take a lot of daily pressure. It's not uncommon for injuries to come from overuse. However, many people develop knee conditions as they age from various conditions, such as arthritis. Other reasons for painful knees include sprains, tendinitis, meniscus tears, and osteoarthritis.
Traditional treatments include applying ice and heat, resting, limiting movements, and taking inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen or aspirin. After a period, most patients progress to stretches and exercises to increase mobility, reduce stiffness, and improve strength. You may need to wear a brace or use assistive devices, such as crutches, a cane, or walker to help limit movement. These can also help with stability and reduce the chances of falling and causing additional injuries.
A chiropractor can reduce knee pain without surgery or narcotics. Instead, they help patients through joint manipulation and mobilization techniques. These steps reduce pressure, increase movement, and relieve pain. This treatment is combined with heat and massage therapy to reduce inflammation in the tissues surrounding the joint.
Additionally, manipulation techniques to the back can improve spinal alignment. Pain from the knee can lead to lower back discomfort. Deep tissue massage can also help with lower back pain. Another step with treatment is a complete exercise program to strengthen muscles and increase stability. Woodgrove Pines Clinic also offers acupuncture services. Inquire with our chiropractic care staff about how this treatment can reduce inflammation in the knee and help reduce fatigue.
At the Woodgrove Pines Clinic, our chiropractic care team can help relieve your pain and get you back to enjoying activities with your friends and family again.