Worried about Knee Pain? See Your Chiropractor
By Sandy Schroeder
If you are having painful twinges in your knees, now’s the time to find solutions, before knee pain becomes a long-term, painful problem. If you know anyone with serious knee pain, you know you do not want to join them. Immobility and constant pain quickly become a reality.
Stop in at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to assess your knee pain and learn how to prevent future damage.
When you come in, your chiropractor will do an assessment of your knees, reviewing pain, lifestyle and health history. Chiropractic manipulation to help the knee joint function and increase flexibility may be used, as a plan is developed to maintain healthy activity.
Staying active and staying trim will be key objectives.
Staying trim - Extra weight increases the risk of osteoarthritis, which is wear and tear on the joint. When you walk, the impact on your knees is one-and-a-half times your body weight. When you squat to pick something up, the force is four to five times your body weight. Losing a few pounds could lower your risk of osteoarthritis in the future.
Staying active – Healthy knees depend on regular activity. Check with your doctor for approved exercises. Then keep the joints moving through a full range of motion with sports such as cycling, rowing or walking. Work all of the muscles, striving for strength and stretching for flexibility. If you feel pain, stop and rest.
As you learn how to protect your knees, you may want to use weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments to stay healthy and work on more issues such as posture, stress or workspace and workplace demands.
You may also want to bring your family in to set up health profiles and deal with issues such as school sports, workspaces, or screen time.
Most of the people that I know start out with one issue, such as knee pain, and soon find out how useful chiropractic support can be for all of the daily aches and pains that continue to come up.
To get started, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you and find out how easy everything is. The Joint offers affordable personal healthcare plans that require no insurance, and convenient weekend and evening hours. Walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.