Knee problems are another common injury outside of back pain. Knee issues
arise as a result of:
- Overuse of the knee joint
- Arthritic changes in the joint
Symptoms of knee injuries include: moderate to severe pain,
swelling, and dysfunction of the knee.
will perform a physical examination to identify the cause of knee pain.
Additional testing such as x-rays, blood work and blood pressure measurement of
the leg may be needed to pinpoint the source of pain.
If you are diagnosed with overuse of the knee joint, the treatment
goal will be to reestablish balance of the muscles, restore movement and
correct any misalignments. A brace can be used to reestablish alignment
in the patella and knee joint.
If you have knee problems as a result of injury, then your
chiropractor may recommend medication and/or physical therapy along with healthy
lifestyle changes to prevent future occurrences. Knee pain as a result of
arthritic changes in the joint is generally treated with anti-inflammatory
medications along with lifestyle changes to reduce pain.
If you suffer
from knee pain, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of
our chiropractors today. If you live in or around Sequim, we will gladly answer any of your questions and provide
you with the best treatment options available to you.
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