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How to Handle Knee Pain

By Lana Bandoim

Whether it is hard to bend down or climb the stairs, knee pain can make it difficult to do basic activities. Knee pain can stop you from enjoying life. Fortunately, chiropractors are able to treat it, and they have the following recommendations to reduce it.

Visit the Chiropractor

One of the easiest options is to visit a chiropractor to discuss the knee pain and find a solution. Licensed chiropractors can find the cause of the pain. They can also suggest different treatments that can reduce or eliminate knee pain.

Chiropractors can also make suggestions about lifestyle changes that may be contributing to the knee pain. It is important to discuss past and current injuries with the chiropractors to make the diagnosis process easier.

Use Ice

Ice packs can reduce inflammation and can provide temporary pain relief in the knees. It can also decrease the swelling in the area. It is important not to leave the ice on the knees for more than 20 minutes at a time.

Try Compression 

Wrapping the knees with a bandage or other compression device can reduce pain and swelling. Do not wrap the knees too tightly, or this will create more problems. Watch for signs of numbness or tingling because they can indicate the bandage is too tight.   

Avoid High-Impact Exercises

When knee pain becomes hard to tolerate, it is time to skip the dance aerobics class or the stair climbing competition. High-impact workouts can make knee pain worse and aggravate injuries. Focus on low-impact exercises that do not increase the pain.

In addition, try to modify some of the common activities at home or at work. Take the elevator instead of the stairs at the office. Skip yard work or gardening that can make the knees hurt. Try to avoid bending down to pick up things that are on the floor.

Elevate the Legs

Try to elevate the legs, so the knees are higher. Use pillows or cushions to keep the legs off the ground because this can help promote healing and reduce pain.

Consider going to The Joint Chiropractic to get help for knee pain. The chiropractors can help you manage pain and offer treatment options. The Joint is open on nights and weekends, so the schedule is flexible. In addition, there is no need to make an appointment in advance to see a chiropractor at The Joint. Stop ignoring knee pain and get help from licensed professionals.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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