Let Our Chiropractor in Solon Treat Your Knee Pain
Frequent knee pain affects about twenty-five percent of adults. If you are one of these individuals, you probably have trouble moving or using the knee like you're used to. You may even consider going to a chiropractor in Solon, OH, or elsewhere for drug-free relief. Reed Chiropractic Clinic offers various non-invasive treatments proven to provide maximum pain relief. They include extremity adjustments, spinal adjustments, and natural therapies.
Common Knee Pain Causes and Conditions
The knee is a flexible joint that makes repetitive motions such as walking, running, bending, and kneeling possible. The joint is built to bear upper body weight and can withstand excess pressure from lifting heavy objects. However, overuse eventually takes its toll on the joint.
Athletes, active adults, and children are more likely to experience pain from acute injuries, such as knee fracture or dislocation, meniscus tears, and patella tendonitis. Aging adults tend to develop painful inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis, bursitis, and gout. Other factors that increase the risk of pain include:
- Misaligned spine
- Tendon strains or ligament sprains
- Stress on the knee from foot arch problems
Knee Pain Symptoms
The location of the pain depends on the cause, but you may feel it in the front, sides, or back of the knee. The pain may increase when you bear weight or try to straighten the knee. Other symptoms include stiffness, redness, swelling, instability, or a popping or grinding sound. The knee may even lock up or give out.
How Our Solon Chiropractor will Evaluate and Treat You
A detailed physical exam in addition to an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan can help us figure out what's causing your symptoms. Dr. Reed may then tailor an integrative wellness plan to give you maximum relief and help prevent surgery.
- Chiropractic Adjustments – Adjusting the knee can instantly relieve pain, reduce swelling, and increase motion in the case of a dislocated knee cap. Gently manipulating the knee structures back into position also takes the pressure off the soft tissue and promote healing. We can help to improve pain caused by posture imbalances by adjusting or realigning the spine.
- Soft Tissue Therapies – Massage and cold laser therapies target the knee muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They help relax the soft tissue, reduce swelling and inflammation, and accelerate healing.
Physical therapy and Kinesio taping are other methods that work to heal, rehabilitate, and improve function. Custom foot orthotics is an option for patients whose knee problems are caused by foot arch or gait problems.
Become Active Again and Avoid Surgery
Bogged down by pain and don't know what to do? Perhaps we can help. Chiropractic care at Reed Chiropractic Clinic Solon, OH, has given numerous patients natural and long-lasting relief. It's easy to book an appointment with our chiropractor. Just call 440-248-2866 or request one online.