Outmsmarting Your Knee Pain Could Begin Now
By Sandy Schroeder
Of all of the pain complaints out there, painful knees hover near the top of the list, right up there with back and neck pain. Some people suffer through painful knee surgeries and long rehabilitations, while others try a variety of injections.
If you, or someone in your family, is coping with relentless knee pain, you may want to look further and learn about chiropractic.
The Joint Chiropractic offers a wellness center that might be an excellent starting point to learn more about your knees as you seek relief.
The knee is the largest and one of the most complex joints in the human body, acting as a hinge for rotating movements between the upper and lower leg. While remaining flexible, it must also be stable enough to support the weight of the whole body. Pain can come from many sources, including arthritis, knee trauma, excess weight, or ligament tears.
The Joint’s licensed chiropractors are trained and experienced in dealing with joint pain in the knees. They offer the purest form of chiropractic care, using full spinal adjustments to check for subluxations, which are misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or joints. As the chiropractor focuses on your knee pain, the goal will be to seek relief without medication or surgery, taking steps to reduce knee pain.
Reducing Knee Pain
Lose Weight to Reduce Impact - For each pound your body carries, your knee absorbs four pounds of pressure. If you weigh 200 pounds that’s 800 pounds of pressure on the knee every time you move. Dropping 20 pounds drops the pressure by 80 pounds.
Stay Hydrated - Cartilage is soft, sponge-like tissue that is 80 percent water. It lines the ends of joints, acting like a shock absorber. When it starts to disappear, pain, stiffness, and loss of movement can occur. Becoming dehydrated can be an invitation to joint disease in the knees.
Nourish Cartilage with Movement – Cartilage does not have blood vessels to bring nutrients in. Movement is the only way to keep it healthy. Choose moderate exercises and do them 30 minutes a day.
Visit the Joint Chiropractic
Find out more with a visit to your local chiropractor, The Joint Chiropractic. The Joint makes the whole process easy. A private affordable health care plan eliminates the hassle of insurance. Flexible, extended hours are available and walk-in visits are welcome.