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Knee Pain? Chiropractic Can Help!

By Sara Butler

Knee pain is a common affliction. It also happens to be something people tend to ignore until it stops them from doing things in their everyday lives. At The Joint Chiropractic, the chiropractors see patients all the time with complaints of knee pain. If you suffer from knee pain, instead of masking the pain, you should meet with a chiropractor to explore options that can help. Here's what you need to know about knee pain and discomfort and how the chiropractors at The Joint can help.

The Causes of Knee Pain

Knee pain has a variety of causes. If you're active, knee injuries can be quite common. After all, your knees take a lot of punishment as it absorbs the force of your movements. It's easy to hyperextend the knee and make a wrong move that leaves you in pain.

Direct injuries to the knee are also common. An accident or a fall can lead to chronic pain, but arthritis and other chronic disease can also cause pain in the knee.

The Symptoms

The following symptoms in one knee or both can mean it's time to seek treatment for your knee pain:

  • Instability
  • Weakness
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness or reduced range of motion
  • Popping noises

When you run into problems with your knees, your first inclination may be to take some over-the-counter medicine and get on with your day. That will only mask the symptoms you're experiencing, not deal with the root cause of the problem -- which is where a chiropractor comes in handy!

How the Chiropractor Can Help

The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic take your health history and assess the complaints you have associated with your knee as well as other parts of your body. Their goal is to find the root cause of the pain, which may not even be in your knee! Any joint dysfunction or restriction can cause issues in other parts of the body. If your hips, ankles, feet, or back are suffering from joint restrictions or dysfunctions, then the pain in your knees might be the result.  Once the root problem is identified, then you can work with the chiropractor to create a treatment plan to address -- helping your knees to feel better too.

You don't have to simply live with knee pain. Talk to the chiropractors at The Joint today to help you rehabilitate and improve your quality of life.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fairfax, Va.

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