Can a Chiropractor Help with Knee Pain?
Do you suffer from chronic knee pain?
Have you tried everything to alleviate your pain with no luck?
Hundreds of people everyday experience knee pain. It can occur with aging or due to injury or overuse. A chiropractor may be able to treat your knee pain and address any underlying issues!
If your pain isn’t caused by an injury that requires surgical intervention, consider visiting a chiropractor in Ann Arbor to help treat painful knee conditions and concerns that get in the way of your mobility, like:
- Osteoarthritis: According to Healthline, this condition “occurs when the articular cartilage of the knee breaks down due to age or an injury. The bones then create friction that leads to pain, stiffness, and limited mobility”. The pain can be worse in the morning of after a period of inactivity.
- Rheumatoid arthritis: Swelling and stiffness are symptoms of this autoimmune condition. Over time, rheumatoid arthritis can cause bone, cartilage, and joint damage.
- Patellar tendonitis: This is a repetitive injury that causes inflammation and weakness in the patellar tendon, which connects your kneecap to your shinbone. This condition is common in athletes.
Additional causes of knee pain include:
- Anterior knee pain syndrome
- Knee joint misalignment
- Kneecap dislocation
- Knee bursitis
- Anterior and posterior cruciate ligament (ACL, PCL) tears and meniscus tears
- Psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
How do Chiropractors Treat Knee Pain?
To create a treatment plan, Dr. Gessert will determine if your pain is due to a primary cause such as an injury, inflammatory disease or arthritis or a compensatory cause. This is when the knee’s alignment or function is compromised to make up for an underlying issue such as a structural disfunction in another area of your body. The knee’s ability to work properly is compensating due to an imbalance from above or below.
Pivotal Chiropractic uses different manual and manipulative adjusting techniques to verify the body is properly aligned and the nervous system is operating properly. Our goal is to make the correction and most importantly make sure your body holds the correction. By correcting the alignment and structure of the spine and extremities, it will relieve pressure on the spinal discs, nerves, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and cartilage that are causing your specific secondary condition and pain.
Why Treating the Cause Rather Than the Symptom Matters
If your car were out of alignment, over time you’ll notice the outer edge of tire tread wearing out. Also, the performance of the vehicle will be affected (may pull to one side of the lane while driving down the road, for example). As time goes on, you may notice other structures of the vehicle wearing out.
For example, squeaking breaks and grinding rotors and wheel bearings. Any reasonable person would agree if the alignment of the vehicle isn’t addressed it’s safe to assume that more problems (secondary conditions) will arise.
It’s the same for issues caused by an underlying structural problem. If you want lasting relief, you need to treat the root cause.
If you’re tired of treating the same symptoms, give something new a try. Sit down with a professional at Pivotal Chiropractic and tell them about your conditions. After an examination, you may learn that a real solution is not as far as you might think, and specific structural corrective chiropractic care could be what you’ve been looking for.
Come to a Chiropractor in Ann Arbor Who Puts You First!
We understand that healthcare choices are critical decisions and that you have many different options in Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities. If you have back pain, neck pain, or tingling or numbness in your hands and feet, it’s time to see a chiropractor in Ann Arbor. To schedule a complimentary consultation, where a conversation is never a commitment, contact us at 734-221-0362.