What Causes Chronic Knee Pain?
We all know that the first question a patient wants to be answered is, “What is causing my pain?” While we won’t be able to tell you until we perform a thorough evaluation, here are some of the most common causes of chronic knee pain:
- Bursitis and tendonitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ligament tear
- Meniscus tear
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
How can a Chiropractor Help Me?
What Chiropractic Treatment Options can Help my Knee Pain?
The type of treatment or treatments we recommend will depend on the root cause of your knee pain. This is something that we can discuss further during your evaluation. One of the most common ways in which we treat chronic musculoskeletal pain, including knee pain, is through adjustments. By properly aligning the joints in and around the knee, we can improve blood flow, reduce pain and inflammation, and speed up the body’s natural healing processes. Other therapies and modalities that we might recommend include:
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Massage therapy
- Bracing or taping
- Ultrasound therapy
- Soft tissue massage
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Assistive devices
- Cold therapy or icing