Knee pain can be triggered by a variety of causes, including injuries, diseases and general wear and tear from activities. And although the source of one person’s pain may be very different from the source of another’s, both people may experience similar symptoms. Chiropractic care can play an important role in diagnosing and caring for the underlying cause of knee pain.
A care plan begins with a thorough examination, during which a chiropractor evaluates the patient to learn about the person’s history and concerns. The chiropractor may also examine the patient’s posture, skeletal structure, extremities, and movement to look for abnormalities that may require attention. The chiropractor may also order x-rays to get a clear view of the joints and bones. Once the underlying source of the problem has been identified, the chiropractor can tailor a comprehensive care plan based on the patient’s needs.
Care and Management
Care options will vary depending on the cause of the problem. A chiropractor may perform adjustments to the spine and extremities, as well as recommend therapeutic stretches and strengthening exercises. In addition, options such as rest, ice, and orthotic devices such as heel pads, arch supports, splints or braces may be needed. A continuing care plan may be recommended to ensure long-lasting benefits.