Knee pain can be extremely frustrating, especially if it lingers for weeks or months on end. If you’re suffering from knee pain with little respite in sight, you’re undoubtedly ready for a solution. The following FAQs from Campion Chiropractic in College Station provide more information about knee pain causes, symptoms and chiropractic treatment.
What Could Be Causing My Knee Pain?
There are various causes of knee pain, starting with arthritis. Osteoarthritis wears down the cartilage of your knee resulting in bone rubbing against bone which causes pain. Age, knee overuse and obesity all play a role in promoting osteoarthritis in your knee. Runner’s knee, dashboard knee, bursitis, tendinitis, and soft tissue problems like ruptured ligaments and strained muscles are also common causes of knee pain.
Who’s at Risk for Knee Pain?
Although anyone can suffer from knee pain, it’s quite common in athletes who participate in high impact sports like soccer, basketball, football, running, etc. Continuous actions that put a strain on your knee joints like jumping, bending, pivoting, etc., can, over time, lead to pain. If you’re overweight, you’re more susceptible to knee pain. If your job is physically demanding, you’re at greater risk of experiencing knee pain at some point in time.
Does Knee Pain Ever Go Away on Its Own?
Knee pain caused by minor injuries may eventually disappear on its own, without you having to undergo treatment. As the injury heals, your pain may subside. If the pain continues for more than several weeks, it’s best to seek treatment. A visit to your chiropractor can help determine the source of your pain to see if it can be helped through chiropractic care.
How Do Chiropractors Treat Knee Pain?
Chiropractic knee pain treatment offers a non-invasive, drug-free means of relieving pain and promoting natural healing. After a thorough examination to determine the cause of your pain, your chiropractor will outline a plan for treatment. If your pain is aggravated by compressed nerves in your spine, we may recommend adjustments to take pressure off of spinal nerves for pain relief.
Massage therapy reduces muscle tension and circulates blood to your injury so it will heal quicker. We may also use cold laser therapy to promote healing of knee tissues and suggest exercises you can do to strengthen your knee muscles to prevent future injury. Last, but not least, we can suggest lifestyle changes that can help you lose weight and improve your overall health to promote long-lasting knee pain relief.
See Your Chiropractor for Knee Pain Treatment
Don’t wait until knee pain becomes unbearable to seek treatment. Contact Campion Chiropractic in College Station at 979-693-6500 today to schedule a consultation for knee pain relief.