Knee pain can keep you from living a full and active lifestyle. You may have trouble walking, sleeping, or performing daily tasks due to extensive pain and discomfort. If you're suffering from knee pain, the following FAQs from Kilian Chiropractic in Downtown Vancouver can help you learn more about the causes of knee pain and knee pain treatment.
What Causes Knee Pain?
Knee pain can be caused by conditions like osteoarthritis, runner’s knee, dashboard knee, or soft tissue injuries. Even nerve compression in your spine can cause pain in your knees. Chiropractic care provides a natural means of healing from these conditions so you can find knee pain relief.
Who’s at Risk for Developing Knee Pain?
Athletes are often at greater risk of developing pain in their knees due to the impact of constant sports play. Excessive running, jumping, and pivoting can lead to muscle overuse, soft tissue injuries, and spinal misalignments that can cause pain and discomfort. If you’re overweight, you may be placing excess pressure on your knees, causing pain.
How Does Osteoarthritis Affect Your Knees?
Osteoarthritis wears down knee cartilage, causing the bones to grind against each other. Age, muscle overuse, and obesity can lead to developing arthritis in your knees.
What Soft Tissue Injuries Cause Knee Pain?
Knee joints are susceptible to all kinds of soft tissue injuries to include sprained ligaments, strained muscles, bursitis, and tendinitis. If you’re constantly rotating or twisting your knees due to sports play or work obligations, you’re at risk of causing joint damage and inflammation which will lead to pain in your knees.
How Do Musculoskeletal Imbalances Affect Your Knees?
Imbalances in your spine can cause weight to be distributed unevenly, placing undue strain on your knees. Over the course of time, this strain may cause you to experience chronic pain. It can also cause early development of arthritis n your knees.
How Do Chiropractors Treat Knee Pain?
Your Downtown Vancouver chiropractor may utilize manual adjustments, spinal decompression, cold laser therapy, corrective exercises, or a combination of these therapies to help you find knee pain relief. After a thorough evaluation of your condition, we’ll outline a plan for treatment. Our treatments are designed to alleviate pain and the source of your pain, to help your body heal naturally.
Spinal adjustments help realign your spine to take pressure off of nerves that are causing pain. Corrective exercises help strengthen muscles and joints to restore flexibility, range of motion and mobility. Cold laser therapy stimulates cellular metabolism to promote quicker healing of injured tissues.
See Your Downtown Vancouver Chiropractor for Knee Pain Relief
To schedule an appointment at Kilian Chiropractic for knee pain treatment, call us at 604-688-0724 today.