Your knees are an important part of your mobility. So, if you have knee pain, it can have a major impact on your everyday life. At Advanced Chiropractic in Klamath Falls, Dr. Yewchuk wants to help you find the knee pain treatment you need. Let’s look at some things you should know about knee pain.
Common Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain can have many different causes, some more common than others. Among the most common are strains and sprains, which are the result of an injury to the connective tissues between muscles and bones. Tendinitis is also quite common. It is caused by repetitive motion injury, which leads to inflammation in the tendons.
Other common causes of knee pain include frozen knee, where you can’t fully extend your knee, or knee bursae and rotator cuff injuries. Both of these are the result of injuries within the joint. Dislocation is also a cause of knee pain. It can cause sudden, severe pain as the knee dislocates from the joint. This type of injury is a medical emergency and needs to be treated at a hospital.
Treatment for Knee Pain at Home
There are some remedies for knee pain that you can do yourself. Heat and ice can be a great help when alternated. Ice numbs the pain and reduces inflammation while heat improves circulation to the injured tissue. Resting the knee also provides it with a chance to recover without risking further injury. While rest is important, so is staying active. Gentle exercise and stretching will keep the muscles flexible and prevent your pain from getting worse.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Knee Pain?
A chiropractor can be a great addition to your pain treatment plan. Your chiropractor will do a full examination to find the cause of the pain. Then we will create a personalized treatment plan that both targets the existing pain and prevents it from returning in the future. Techniques like body adjustment, massage therapy, and physical therapy can be very effective. Your chiropractor will also provide lifestyle counseling to help you develop overall wellness during your treatment.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Klamath Falls, OR
If you are suffering from knee pain, Dr. Yewchuk can help. Advanced Chiropractic in Klamath Falls is here to help you manage your knee pain through effective and natural chiropractic care. Call our team today at (541) 273-5433 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.