Knee Pain Treatment
Knee pain is a common issue, affecting up to a third of the population every year. It can impact people of all ages, from children to the elderly, and from inactive individuals to athletes. When knee pain strikes, it can make everyday activities like walking, bending, and standing excruciating. At West Buffalo Chiropractic in Buffalo, we want to help you enjoy life pain-free, so we've put together this guide to assist you.
Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain is a complex problem, as the knee is a highly active part of the body that bears the weight of your body. This makes it susceptible to various injuries and conditions, including:
• Sprains and strains
• Meniscus tears
• ACL tears
• Runner's knee
• Overuse injuries
• Dislocations and more
Additionally, knee pain doesn't always originate in the knee itself. Issues in the back, hip, or feet can also cause knee pain. Due to the diverse causes of knee pain, it's important to see a chiropractor to determine the root cause.
Risk Factors of Knee Pain
While knee pain can affect anyone, some people are at a higher risk of experiencing it, including those who:
• Are overweight, as excess weight puts additional pressure on the knee
• Are injured in accidents, including car accidents and sports accidents
• Are older, as joints tend to wear down over time
• Engage in repetitive lifting or climbing
• Stand on their feet for long periods of time
• Lead a very active lifestyle, as activities like running can cause overuse
• Don't warm up before exercising
How a Chiropractor Can Help With Knee Pain
Although chiropractors are commonly associated with treating the neck and back, they can address issues throughout the musculoskeletal system, including knee pain. One of the most effective ways chiropractors treat pain in the body is through adjustments to both the spine and the extremities, restoring alignment. When bones or joints are out of alignment, they can create pain and other symptoms. By restoring alignment, the pain is naturally eliminated.
Therapeutic exercises are also crucial. These exercises stretch and strengthen the knee joint, not only relieving pain and tension but also restoring range of motion. Soft tissue therapy techniques provide similar benefits while also improving blood flow and delivering healing nutrients to the knee.
Find Relief From Knee Pain
If you suffer from knee pain, our team at West Buffalo Chiropractic can develop a personalized treatment plan to help. Call us at (716) 248-2825 to schedule your appointment today.