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Should You See a Chiropractor For Knee Pain?

Chiropractor For Knee Pain


“Should I see a chiropractor for knee pain?” is something many of you might be wondering about. 


As recent studies show, knee and hip discomfort can affect anyone, from elite athletes to the elderly, being two of the most common ailments. 


And although we live in a time and age of extraordinary medical advancements, finding a lifelong approach to healing is not easy. That’s mostly because when it comes to chronic joint pain, no drug or therapy alone is effective. And with so many types of treatment available including both traditional and alternative treatments, or natural remedies, there are also many caveats to consider. We know that deciding on the best type of treatment might be confusing for many. But there are treatments which should be considered first, before jumping to surgery. With the right guidance and care from a professional Los Gatos chiropractor, you can address the underlying knee condition which causes you pain without doing anything invasive.


So if you are wondering what are some comprehensive approaches to easing knee symptoms and asking yourself what kind of doctor should I see for knee pain?,  join us today. We’ll look at how an adequate chiropractic treatment for knee pain coupled with the right lifestyle changes can get you back on track and running, in no time.


What Makes Your Hips And Knees Hurt? 


Knees and hips are our largest joints. They not only support our body’s weight but they also work in perfect coordination to allow our bodies to function and move properly.


Most of us take flexibility for granted till we end up experiencing an injury, arthritis or any other damage that might interfere with free movement, and cause us pain. While pain is the most common signal that something is wrong, people with joint problems may also experience swelling, warmth, tenderness or redness around the affected areas.


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But what causes our joints to hurt?


From autoimmune conditions to infections, there are many possible causes for why our knees and hips hurt. To name just a few of the most common ones:


  • Advanced age

  • Fractures and injuries

  • Inflammation of the joint lining

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Obesity

  • Bursitis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Infection

  • Gout or pseudo-gout

  • Tendonitis

  • Dislocated kneecap

  • Torn ligaments


As seen above, joint pain can be the symptom of many conditions. That’s why it’s best to consult with a specialist to make sure that you get an exact diagnosis and an accurate treatment for pain relief.


Why You Should Consider Chiropractic Care For Knee Pain


According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), chiropractors are not only good for treating knee pain, but many other types of musculoskeletal problems. We can include here neck and back pain, headaches, sciatica, or joint injuries and disorders.


The chiropractic philosophy of healing is based on the assumption that most of the pain we get in the body is caused by misalignments of the spine. But when diagnosing and treating health disorders, chiropractors don’t only focus on the spine. They take a holistic approach to patients, counseling them also on diet, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle habits.


chiropractic for knee pain


For those trying it for the first time, chiropractic treatment for knee pain may feel like a more hands-on version of physical therapy. As for how effective this type of treatment  is, studies show that spinal manipulations and adjustments are as effective as over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). Minus the negative effects that pills sometimes can have on our stomach and liver. 


The value of chiropractic treatment for musculoskeletal problems, including knee and hip pain, has been studied more than any other aspect. According to the Arthritis Foundation, chiropractic medicine might be effective for anyone looking for a non-medication way to take the edge off painful joints. 


A skilled chiropractor may gently manipulate soft tissue to stop muscle spasms and relieve tenderness, or use active exercises to slowly stretch joints and increase the range of motion. Together with chiropractic therapy, other recommendations your chiropractor might have for knee pain include: 


  • Reduce body weight

  • Heat therapy / Cold therapy

  • Soft tissue massage

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Exercise and stretching


Does Chiropractic Treatment Work For All Types Of Knee Pain And Injury?


You can probably see by now that there are many positive aspects a chiropractor can do for you in terms of knee and hip pain.


But many of you ask us to be more specific regarding what type of knee problems chiropractic can help alleviate. For example we often receive questions like “Can chiropractic help torn meniscus?” or “Can a chiropractor help with the runner's knee?”.


There are many knee conditions that chiropractic can help you with. Sometimes we can help you get relief from knee pain without surgical intervention, but other times surgery will be the only method of treatment that works in your case.


Since each body is different and each condition is unique, we need to meet you in person and assess your health before we can make a recommendation.


To sum it all up, if your knees are bothering you, you don’t have to live in constant pain, and you don’t have to rely on pain-relief medication. 


At our chiropractic clinic in Los Gatos, we can help you relieve pain and restore full function to your knees. Contact us today and make an appointment, so that we can show you what a highly-professional chiropractor can do for your knee pain!

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