Your knee is one of the strongest joints in your body, bearing one and one-half times your weight with every step you take, but it’s also vulnerable to injury and pain. At Meyer Chiropractic in Southlake, Texas, the team specializes in the treatment of knee pain and offer innovative therapies aimed at treating the root cause of your discomfort. For a consultation, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Knee Pain Q & A
What is knee pain?
Knee pain is common and can affect anyone at any time. You may develop knee pain after an injury or it may be something that develops over time. In addition to the pain and discomfort, you may also experience:
- Decreased range of motion
- Swelling and redness
- Crunching or grinding sound when you move your knee
While it’s possible to treat your knee pain at home, if your pain is worsening or you’re unable to bear weight on your knee, it’s time for an evaluation from the team at Meyer Chiropractic.
What are the common causes of knee pain?
Knee pain can develop from a range of causes. Some of the most common conditions that lead to knee pain include:
- Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- Meniscus tear
- Patellar tendinitis
You can also develop knee pain due to a foot or hip condition.
Dr. Meyer conducts comprehensive examinations when you come to the office with concerns about knee pain to help you get the most effective and targeted treatment.
What are the treatments for knee pain?
Treatment for your knee pain is individualized and based on the underlying cause of your pain. Dr. Meyer may recommend:
Chiropractic adjustments may alleviate some of the stress on your knees by improving the alignment of your spine to redistribute your weight and the force on your knees.
Low-tech rehab and stretching
Dr. Meyer may develop an exercise and stretching program to improve knee strength.
Massage therapy releases endorphins that may act as natural pain relievers to help reduce your knee pain. A massage is especially beneficial to knee pain caused by arthritis.