Common Questions About Knee Pain Relief
Our chiropractors at Bakke Chiropractic Clinic in Tacoma, are used to getting a lot of questions about knee pain and treatment options for knee problems. This quick list of questions can help provide useful information if you are thinking about an appointment with one of our chiropractors.
What Injuries Can Cause Knee Pain?
The knee is a very important joint, and many different accidents or injuries can cause problems. This includes ligament strains, small fractures, meniscus injuries, and dislocation. Signs of these problems can vary but typically they include swelling, stiffness, redness, and of course pain when trying to use your knee. If you have these symptoms it's important to schedule a visit to get an assessment of your knee. Assessments may include ultrasounds, X-rays, and other procedures if the knee pain looks like it's serious.
How Are Knee Injuries Treated?
Pain management techniques can help with basic knee injuries. Some common forms of knee pain treatment include ice packs, rest, elevation, and compression sleeves. Mild pain medication can also help if the knee pain is annoying, and intense pain may be treated with injections. Skilled chiropractors can also create a physical therapy plan to restore knee strength and improve flexibility to promote healing. Serious knee injuries and tears are often treated with surgeries.
Can Knee Pain Happen Over Time?
While some knee pains are caused by sudden injuries, other types of knee pain can build up over time. Knee pain can occur if a person puts too much pressure on the knee joints repeatedly. Some common scenarios for this include living an over-active lifestyle, having hobbies that are demanding on the knees, and sometimes just being overweight while walking.
This type of knee pain is called osteoarthritis. Like other types of arthritis, it's caused by problems with the lubricating fluid around the joint and joint deterioration. There are a number of treatments for osteoarthritis, including supplements, strengthening activities, pain relief, and adjustments to your lifestyle. However, the earlier a condition like osteoarthritis is detected, the more effective treatment can be, so it's important to have any chronic knee pain examined by a professional.
Knee Pain Help From a Chiropractor
Do you have more questions about knee pain or perhaps you’d like to schedule an appointment? Bakke Chiropractic Clinic in Tacoma will be happy to provide an assessment and create a plan for treatment. Call us today at (253) 472-3365 to learn more!