Knee Pain Getting Serious? See Your Chirpractor
By Sandy Schroeder
Health professionals say knees are surpassing hips as serious health challenges. If you, or someone in your family, is dealing with knee pain, there are several things you can do to turn the situation around, or slow it down.
But it is important to act soon rather than later.
Because knees are so complicated, and key to everything we do, they are often injured, which can lead to osteoarthritis affecting the joints. Arthritis Foundation representative Dr. Patience White says half of all Baby Boomers, who run into damage to knee ligaments and cartilage, will develop osteoarthritis within five years, as reported in the Huffington Post.
Attacking the Problem
First off, see The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your neighborhood, where you will find a comprehensive wellness base, with licensed chiropractors who deal with knee problems on a regular basis.
Your chiropractor will explain the chiropractic philosophy of spinal health, using a spinal adjustment to realign any dysfunctions that you may have. At the same time, you will be able to discuss your knee pain and its impact on your life. Your chiropractor’s goal will be to help you seek pain relief, and restore normal activities without using pain medications or surgery.
As you experience the benefits of your spinal adjustment, you and your chiropractor can shape an overall plan of treatment that seeks to keep you active and protect your knees. You will also learn more ways to help your knees.
- Wear the Right Shoes – Choose shoes with good support for all of your activities. If you must have heels for some occasions, keep the heel two inches or lower, and consider only wearing them for that event. Avoid loafers or ballet flats that offer no arch support or use over-the-counter supports with them.
- Drop Extra Pounds – According to health professionals, each pound of weight is equal to four pounds of pressure on your knee. If you lose 10 pounds you will subtract 40 pounds of pressure on your knees. Subtracting pounds could ease the pain, and make it easier to stay active.
- Eat Healthy – Go for lots of fruits and vegetables, and coldwater fish such as salmon, mackerel or sardines. Consider adding apples, onions, green teas, and spices such as cumin, ginger and capsicum, found in red pepper to your meals, as anti-inflammatory boosts. As always, check with your doctor when modifying your diet.
Fighting knee pain is tough, but The Joint Chiropractic is ready to help you work on the issue now. Stop by and find out how easy it can be to get started. No appointments are needed. Weekend and evening hours are available, and a private affordable pricing program eliminates the need for insurance.