Knee Pain Treatment
Our chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey, can help you find relief from knee pain if you live in the Fairfax, VA area. Circle Chiropractic Center practices holistic, non-invasive treatments for common injuries, and that includes injuries in which nagging knee pain just will not go away, long after the injury should have healed. Here is a look at how chiropractic care can help with knee pain.
Referred Knee Pain
Many people experience knee pain even though they never suffered an actual knee injury. In these cases, this is known as "referred pain" among chiropractors. A misalignment of the lower back or hips can "refer" pain to the knee, thanks to the complex system of nerves running through the body. In cases of referred pain, chiropractic care will focus on healing the actual source of the pain (the hips or spine), in order to relieve the pain in your knee.
Causes of Knee Pain
The most obvious cause of knee pain is a knee injury. The knees are flexible, weight-bearing joints that suffer a lot of wear and tear over the course of a person's life. Serious knee injuries sometimes result in surgery, and then the pain from the surgery never seems to go away. In some cases, knee pain is "referred pain" as described above. People who are overweight can suffer from knee pain as well because the weight-bearing joints are under too much strain.
Diagnosing Knee Pain
Your first appointment with Dr. Frey will involve some X-rays to look at your knee and a discussion of your medical history. The doctor will want to determine the amount of pain you are experiencing and how it affects your day-to-day activities. He will also try to pinpoint the cause of the knee pain, whether it's from an old injury or referred pain from a spinal injury.
Chiropractic Care for Knee Pain
Chiropractic care always involves a multi-faceted "plan of attack" when it comes to treating pain, including knee pain. Your treatment might start with our chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey, using icing techniques to reduce joint inflammation in the knee. Dr. Frey will teach you how to do this on your own at home, as well.
Additional specific knee treatments can include the use of chiropractic tissue massage, which helps to increase the knee's range of motion. Chiropractic adjustment and mobilization techniques can be used around the joints and other restricted areas of the knee. If you are experiencing referred knee pain, Dr. Frey will focus on treating the spine to relieve your knee pain.
Contact Circle Chiropractic Center for Knee Pain
Do not continue to suffer from knee pain when help is just a phone call away. Contact Circle Chiropractic Center in Fairfax, VA to schedule an appointment today!