Where Do You Stand on Knee Pain?
By Sandy Schroeder
Our knees are critical to everything we do every day. We may not think much about their role until they let us down. Then we may find it is tough to just get around, and stiffness and soreness become ongoing reminders of how vulnerable we are.
If you or someone in your family is facing knee pain, your chiropractor can help. Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get started. The Joint’s staff of licensed chiropractors are well equipped to help you.
See Your Chiropractor
When you come in, your chiropractor will ask about your pain, your normal routine, and your health history, as an examination of the spine, the knee, and related joints, is completed.
The knee is an intricate, weight-carrying joint that depends on the body’s muscles and ligaments to maintain stability. Excessive weight can cause problems as the knees support the upper body, and too much pressure triggers injuries. Osteoarthritis may be a trigger as years of wear and tear play out in the knee. Tightness in the lower back, or reduced range of motion in the hips, can strain the knees creating pain. Poor posture, repetitive motion or injury can also be involved.
A chiropractic adjustment may be the solution to address the joint restrictions in the knees. The adjustment is a gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities.
You may experience pain relief, and increased mobility. As you assess the results, you and your chiropractor can put together a plan for ongoing care of your knee.
Your chiropractor will monitor your progress and show you ways to improve flexibility and strength in the knees as you make your way back to your normal routines.
I have watched many friends follow this path as they struggled with knee pain, going from active lives to near immobility. When they found an answer in chiropractic, they learned how the knee works, and became more active in taking care of their knees. Throughout the process, they counted on their chiropractor to provide ongoing support.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you is ready to help. Nationwide, over 370 Joint clinics see more than 3 million patient visits annually. A private health care program eliminates the need for insurance. No appointments are needed, and weekend and evening hours are available.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.