Is knee pain interfering with your daily functions and medication doesn't seem to help? At Advanced Chiropractic, we treat pain by targeting the underlying injury or condition responsible for your symptoms. Our Klamath Falls chiropractor, Dr. James Yewchuk, will examine you and design a chiropractic care plan to help get you back on your feet.
The Common Causes of Knee Pain
The knee is a large hinge joint made up of the knee cap (patella), thigh bone (femur), and shin bone (tibia). The bones are held together by muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage (meniscus). There is also the bursae which help to reduce friction and pain during movement. However, pain can develop from a sports injury or accident, health condition, overuse, heavy lifting, or being overweight. Pain can also result from excess pressure on the knee joint due to spinal misalignment, flat feet, or foot arch problems affecting your posture and gait.
Telltale symptoms include a visibly deformed knee, dull, sharp, stabbing, or throbbing pain inside or around the knee, tenderness, or swelling. You may have difficulty straightening the knee or intense pain when you put pressure on the affected leg. You may hear a popping or grinding sound when flexing the knee or it may feel weak, unstable, or give out altogether.
Knee Conditions Treated with Chiropractic Care
The knee is quite strong, flexible, and capable of bearing a certain amount of weight without giving out. However, it is still susceptible to the following painful injuries or conditions that our chiropractor can treat:
- Meniscus tears
- Knee tendinitis
- Broken or dislocated knee cap
- Knee arthritis and bursitis
- Frozen or "locked" knee
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Strains and sprains from repetitive actions
Knee Pain Treatment in Klamath Falls
Our chiropractor uses an integrative treatment approach to provide lasting pain relief and make the knee stronger. Extremity adjustment of the knee is a non-surgical technique used to move dislocated bones and joints back into place. Repositioning the knee structures is a natural and effective pain-relief technique that also promotes long-term healing. Some patients may also benefit from spinal adjustments. The spinal joints are gently manipulated back into position to ease the pressure on the knee caused by physical imbalances.
We may add massage therapy or ultrasound therapy to your personalized treatment plan to speed up healing. Dr. Yewchuk may also recommend physical therapy or corrective exercises to strengthen the knee and increase your flexibility.
Get on the Move Again. Contact us Today!
The staff at Advanced Chiropractic is dedicated to helping you return to an active lifestyle. This includes providing routine care to help you maintain good posture, reduce arthritis flare-ups, and minimize the risk of knee surgery. Call us today at 541-273-5433 to make an appointment for chiropractic care in Klamath Falls, OR.