Whether you hurt your knee playing sports, or your pain is a result of wear and tear associated with aging or another cause, knee pain can be very debilitating. Luckily, chiropractic can offer effective, drug-free relief. Knee pain is among the conditions that Broken Arrow, OK, chiropractors Dr. R. Brent Newcomb and Dr. Doug Newcomb regularly treat at Newcomb Chiropractic Clinic.
Common causes of knee pain
Although accidents and falls are common causes of pain, knee pain doesn't always occur suddenly or dramatically. In some cases, it may be caused by training too hard or long. At first, you may notice a few twinges in your knee. If you ignore those warning signs and continue to exercise, the pain may increase until it's impossible to ignore.
Overuse injuries that typically affect the knee include iliotibial band syndrome and meniscus, ligament, and tendon injuries. Arthritis may make moving painful if you're older, but the condition doesn't just occur with age. If you've suffered a knee injury in the past, you may be more likely to develop arthritis, even if you're fairly young.
How can a visit to the Broken Arrow chiropractor help?
Your chiropractor uses a variety of treatments to help ease your pain, including:
- Manipulation and Mobilization: Your chiropractor may use manual manipulation and mobilization techniques to improve the alignment of the joint and increase mobility. In some cases, he may also recommend spinal manipulation, as some cases of knee pain can be triggered by a spinal misalignment.
- Massage: Your treatment plan may also include gentle massage, which helps reduce both swelling and inflammation.
- Braces: Supporting your knee with a brace or tape helps keep it properly aligned, which can decrease healing time.
In addition to these treatments, your chiropractor may suggest a few knee exercises to strengthen the muscles that support your knees.
Ease your knee pain with a visit to the chiropractor! Call Broken Arrow, OK, chiropractors Dr. R. Brent Newcomb and Dr. Doug Newcomb at (918) 251-4239 to schedule an appointment.