At Human Touch Chiropractic, our goal to make sure all of our patients with chronic knee pain receive the best treatment available. To facilitate this, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding knee pain to give our patients a better understanding of their condition. Before you visit our chiropractor in Sacramento, consider the questions below.
Why Does My Knee Hurt?
As we age, the condition of our knees deteriorates. Several conditions can contribute to chronic knee pain. Some of the more common diagnoses include osteoarthritis (joint inflammation and connective tissue damage), cartilage breakdown, ligament sprains, and patellar tendonitis. All cause swelling and nerve compression that leads to chronic pain.
What are the Risk Factors for Chronic Knee Pain?
Chronic knee pain often arises from sports injuries. It is more common among those who play high-impact sports including football, basketball, soccer, and long-distance running. Constant jumping and pivoting leads to misalignment in the knee joint, compromising the joint’s range of motion. People with physically-demanding jobs also suffer from chronic knee pain often. Knee pain commonly flares up due to repetitive twisting motions that are required to complete job tasks. These repetitive motions can cause inflammation and instability of the patella tendon.
How Can Human Touch Chiropractic Alleviate Knee Pain?
First, you must schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors. After a full examination (x-ray or other diagnostic techniques), our chiropractor will determine what is causing your knee pain before creating a chiropractic care plan tailored to your needs. Usually, the plan will be a combination of several different techniques.
The goal is to provide long-term relief from chronic musculoskeletal pain. Our chiropractor may suggest beginning an exercise program to strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee. Each exercise is designed to simultaneously improve your flexibility and reduce inflammation. It may be combined with a series of chiropractic adjustments to relieves pressure on your spine. Sometimes, spinal disorders are the primary factor behind knee pain.
Chiropractor in Sacramento, CA
At the Healing Touch Chiropractic, we will do everything within our capacity to relieve chronic knee pain that you're experiencing. That means using a combination of approved chiropractic care practices to relieve your pain, improve your range of motion, and enhance your body’s natural healing process. We can also help you recover from a recent sports injury and return to your active lifestyle. For more information on knee pain or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call us at (916) 447-3344.