Chiropractic Tips to Help Tame Knee Pain
By Sandy Schroeder
If you or someone in your family is dealing with knee pain, you know how hard it can be to deal with. Often, it starts as an annoying pain that slows everything down. But without care, it keeps right on going. Soon lifestyles change, and mobility shrinks.
I have known seniors who loved being part of their community, seeing friends and helping others. But then knee pain became a problem. When they found ways to cope, their mobility began to improve, and they began to smile again.
Getting the help that could make a difference might start with a visit to The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. The Joint chiropractors help to solve a steady flow of painful body issues every day.
When you come in, your chiropractor will explain how a healthy spine works to keep the whole body healthy. He or she will ask about your knee pain, how it started, and how it impacts your daily routine. Your medical history will also be reviewed.
As you put together a plan of treatment, there will be suggestions for reducing stress on the knees, and strengthening knee support, such as these from the Harvard Health community.
Watching Your Weight – Your knee is one of the most complex parts of your body, supporting one-and-a-half times your body weight each time you take a step. With each pound you lose, you will reduce four pounds of pressure on your knee. Rethink your diet and watch for a difference.
Stay Active – Knees grow stiffer, and move less, when you stop moving. Use gentle motion like water therapy in a warm pool, or the gentle swaying motion of a tai chi class to keep your knees moving to preserve your lifestyle.
Check Your Walking Pattern – Have your gait analyzed and learn how a new way of walking might put less strain on your knee and erase pain with each step.
Get Some Backup – With your doctor’s permission, find out how you can strengthen the thigh, core and hip muscles to protect your knees and improve their range of motion. Making use of the surrounding muscles can work to keep the knee moving more effectively.
Getting started to get the help you need is easy at The Joint Chiropractic clinic in Colleyville. The Joint provides an affordable care program that eliminates the need for insurance. Convenient weekend and evening hours are available and walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.