Knee pain. It is one of the most common types of joint issues that people today face. Whether you are struggling with knee pain due to overuse or a serious injury in the joint, nagging knee pain can really disrupt your overall quality of life.
If you are struggling with joint pain, then chances are you are looking for relief that will work to alleviate that knee pain, and actually keep it from coming back. Here at our Laurel, MD chiropractic office, we see patients from all over PG County who are struggling with knee pain.
If you have never seen a chiropractor for knee pain before, you may be asking “can I see a chiropractor for knee injuries?”
The answer is “yes.”
Doctors of chiropractic are trained in diagnosing all types of knee-related issues and either providing treatment or referring you to a different type of specialist.
What Type of Knee Conditions to Chiropractors Treat?
At our Laurel, MD chiropractic office, we always start our new patient appointments with a full examination and x-rays to make sure we can get to the root of the problem. Many times, knee pain comes from a completely different joint, and the knee is not actually what needs treatment.
No matter what is causing your knee discomfort, we can help you find the treatment that you need. Here are some of the most common knee conditions we see in our Laurel, MD chiropractic office.
- Meniscus issues
- Sprains and Strains
- Collateral Ligament Sprains in the CL, PCL and MCL
- And More
We also see other conditions in our office, where we can diagnose your injury and determine what the best treatment path for you will be.
How Can Your Laurel Area Chiropractor Help With Your Knee Pain?
In addition to diagnosing the issue, your chiropractor will be able to establish a treatment plan that will work to get you back to feeling like yourself. They can also give you physical therapy exercises to help strengthen and stabilize your knee so that you may regain proper use, strength and stability in this joint.
Many times, a chiropractor will also determine if your knee pain is being caused by another issue in the body. Sometimes, your knee may be compensating for other issues in the body such as injuries in the pelvis, feet or ankles. This overcompensation can often lead to knee pain and discomfort.
If this is the case, a chiropractor can help correct these misalignments in the body so that you can not only get relief from your knee pain, but so that pain is less likely to reoccur again in the future.
Can a Chiropractor Help With Knee Arthritis?
Yes. A chiropractor can help treat knee arthritis. While some people may not realize that they can get arthritis in this joint, it is actually a very common place to suffer from this condition. Arthritis is another term for “inflammation” in a joint, and it can often be caused by improper joint movement caused my misalignments.
When a chiropractor gives you an adjustment to correct your alignment, it can help your knee move as it is intended to. This will help you flush out and reduce the inflammation in this joint.
Can a Chiropractor Adjust Your Knee?
Yes! A chiropractor can adjust your knee joint. In fact, they can adjust any joint in the body. Depending on the cause of your issue, there are a few different ways in which your chiropractor can adjust the area. Of course, it also depends on whether it is in an issue in the joint, the bones, muscles or ligaments around the knee. After physical, neurologic and orthopedic examinations, your chiropractor will be able to determine the right type of adjustment will work best.
It is important to note that with a knee adjustment, you won’t necessarily hear that “pop” or “crack” that you may love hearing when a chiropractor adjusts your back. Also known as a cavitation, this noise is sometimes a side effect of getting an adjustment. It is not an indicator of whether or not the adjustment worked. With this in mind, you may not hear the same noises with an adjustment in the knee joint.
Remember, a single adjustment may provide some relief, but it won’t treat the entire issue causing your knee pain. Typically, you will need several treatments in order to get lasting results, but every situation and injury is unique.
If you have questions about your knee pain or are interested in learning more about what chiropractic care can do for you, contact the experts here at McAuliffe Chiropractic Office to learn more about your options. Our Laurel office has been helping the PG County and Howard County community for nearly 30 years and specialize in treating sports injury and joint issues, including conditions related to knee pain. To schedule an appointment call us directly at 301-776-0755 or book an appointment online today.