Knee problems are another common injury outside of back pain.
Knee issues arise as a result of:
- Overuse of the knee joint
- Arthritic changes in the joint
Symptoms of knee injuries include: moderate to severe pain, swelling and dysfunction or locking of the knee.
Your chiropractor will perform a physical examination to identify the cause of knee pain. Additional testing such as x-rays or advanced imaging such as MRI of the knee may be needed to pinpoint the source of pain.
If you are diagnosed with overuse of the knee joint, the treatment goal will be to reestablish balance of the muscles, restore movement and correct any misalignment.
If you have knee problems as a result of injury, then your chiropractor may recommend a program of chiropractic manipulation, stretching and strengthening exercises and a home exercise program along with activity and lifestyle changes to prevent future occurrences. Knee pain as a result of arthritic changes in the joint is generally treated a customized exercise program along with lifestyle changes to reduce pain.
If you suffer from knee pain, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors today. If you live in or around Philadelphia, we will gladly answer any of your questions and provide you with the best treatment options available to you.