When considering your options for treating a sore knee it’s usually helpful to separate out what needs to be done about ‘the pain’ and what needs to be done about the ‘underlying causes of your pain’.
The treatment of your knee pain itself is usually straight forward as long as you have someone who can figure out exactly which part of the knee is damaged or inflamed. Many people don’t realise that their chiropractor is more than happy and more than trained to treat their knee pain – but we definitely are!
Most knee pain comes from the soft tissues and the best ways to find some relief include:
- Ice Packs
- Passive stretches
- Scar tissue manipulation
The great thing about all of these methods is that they bring relatively quick relief and greater ease of movement in a painful knee. The thing that sucks about these methods is that they don’t fix the underlying mechanical problems that caused the pain in the first place.
Investigating and helping you to correct the underlying causes of your pain is what we (as next generation chiropractors) do best. We find that often even the most long standing and stubborn knee problems can respond to simple exercises and foot corrections surprisingly quickly.
The possible underlying causes of your knee pain could be:
- An arthritic joint suffering from poor nutrition.
- Flat feet
- Weak hip muscles
- Weak knee muscles
- Inappropriate footwear
- Postural Habits
- Lower back issues.
…to name but a few.
We find that at our chiropractors office in most cases we can identity very quickly what the underlying cause of your knee pain are and make lifestyle / exercise / orthotic prescriptions that usually bring rapid improvements.
If you live in Wellington and would like to discuss your knee problems with a heavily rehab oriented chiropractors office feel free to give us a call any time.