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Chiropractic Care for Knee Pain

By Rachel Carver

Chiropractors -- licensed medical professionals -- are best known for treating back and joint pain with spinal adjustments. However, this natural, safe, and drug-free care can address many other issues, including knee pain.

Knee Pain Causes

It is common to experience knee pain as we age. Old sports injuries and conditions such as arthritis can also give us achy knees. Pain severity varies. Some may only experience slight pain, while others have pain that impacts their daily activities. Other causes include:

  • Pain from an intense workout such as a long run
  • Pain from extending your knee too far while reaching for an object
  • Pain from problems with the knee joint
  • Pain in the soft tissues surrounding the knee

How Chiropractors Help

Chiropractors are trained to find the root cause of your pain. Regular adjustments can:

  • Correct joint dysfunctions
  • Loosen tight muscles and stiff joints
  • Improve flexibility and range of motion
  • Speed up the recovery process
  • Reduce future injury risk
  • Eliminate the need for pain medication

In addition to visiting the chiropractor, here are some additional tips to naturally relieve your knee pain.

Rest

You do want to give your knee some time to recover. But you don't want to completely stop physical activity. Go for a walk instead of a run. Ride a stationery bike for a few minutes. Being too sedentary can sometimes increase joint pain and cause other health problems. Your Joint chiropractor will be able to give you additional guidelines based on your unique circumstances.

Ice

Depending on the cause of your knee pain, ice may help with swelling. Your chiropractor can show you how to apply ice. Frequency will also vary from person to person, so check with your chiropractor.

Elevate

Propping your knee up on pillows may help with swelling. Depending on the cause of your pain, you might need to do this multiple times throughout the day.

Don't suffer with your knee pain. Medication may give you temporary relief, but chiropractic care can get you out of pain and back to your life. Masking the pain will not treat the problem.

With more than 600 clinics around the country, you can easily get care from The Joint where you are. The Joint's affordable pricing and walk-in visits make care accessible to everyone. Learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care by visiting The Joint today!

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

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