Chiropractor for Knee Pain
What Causes Knee Pain?
The natural aging process, as well as prolonged stress and strain on the knee joint, can lead to various knee issues such as arthritis. Knee problems can also stem from an unexpected injury or sudden movements that put stress on the joint. Some common knee problems include:
While an injury from running or walking can be the clear cause of knee pain, there may be instances where the pain is sharp and not related to an injury. Knee pain without injury can be caused by various conditions such as bursitis, tendinitis, baker’s cyst, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
How To Relieve Knee Pain
The R.I.C.E technique is often an effective method for managing and reducing the symptoms associated with most knee pain.
- Rest. Keep weight off your ankle as much as possible. Take a break from your normal activities.
- Ice. Place an ice pack on your ankle for 15 to 20 minutes three times a day.
- Compression. Use a compression bandage to reduce swelling.
- Elevation. Elevate your foot above the level of your heart to help reduce swelling.
- Over-the-counter pain medications. Medication such as ibuprofen (Advil, diclofenac, others) and naproxen sodium (naprogesic) can ease pain and aid healing.
- Chiropractic care is a great way to treat knee pain and injuries. It’s non-invasive, natural and it helps your body to heal itself. At Absolute Chiropractic, we can help ease your pain and get you back on your feet. Our team of experienced Chiropractors specialising in knee pain can provide personalised care to alleviate your discomfort.
Chiropractic Treatment For Knee Pain
Chiropractic care can be an effective solution in managing knee pain that may have been caused by work injuries, sport injuries, underlying health conditions, and other causes. Here at Absolute Chiropractic, our experienced knee Chiropractors in Melbourne utilise various techniques to treat knee pain including:
Manual adjustments: are utilised to manipulate the joints of the knee in order to realign them and improve the range of motion.
Soft tissue therapy: Techniques such as massage and trigger point therapy are used to help release tension in the muscles and tissues surrounding the knee, reducing pain and inflammation.
Rehabilitation exercises: We may recommend specific rehab exercises to help strengthen and stabilise the muscles and joints of the knee, improving overall function and reducing the likelihood of future injury.
- Electrotherapy: may be used to help reduce pain and inflammation in the knee. Low-voltage electrical currents are used to stimulate the muscles and nerves in the knee area, which can increase blood flow, reduce muscle spasms, and promote healing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Multiple factors might lead to knee popping and clicking. It can be as simple as gas bubble popping or ligaments catching on a bony lump and “snapping” back into place. However, there are cases where the knee popping is associated with a ligament or cartilage tear.
It is best to consult with your Chiropractor or doctor to help determine the specific cause of your knee clicking and to get an appropriate treatment plan.
To alleviate knee pain at night, consider utilising a cushion to support your knees while sleeping. Additionally, taking a warm bath, alternating between ice and heat therapy, and receiving a massage may also aid in reducing discomfort. You can also incorporate regular exercise and stretching into your daily routine. This can assist in managing knee pain and improve your ability to sleep comfortably at night.
Burning knee pain is a type of knee pain characterised by a sensation of burning or warmth in the knee joint. The pain may be accompanied by other symptoms such as stiffness, swelling, or difficulty moving the knee. There are several ways to treat burning knee pain, including:
- Muscle-strengthening exercises
- Protective knee brace
- R.I.C.E method
- Physical therapy
- Heat therapy
- Chiropractic care
Sciatica can cause knee pain in some cases, as the sciatic nerve runs through the lower back and down the back of the legs, and can be compressed by a herniated disc or other spine issues which can cause pain, numbness, or weakness in the legs and knee. This is called referred pain, which means the pain originates from a different source but is felt in another area. The knee pain experienced with sciatica is usually a dull ache and might be accompanied by numbness or tingling in the knee.
Yes. By gently working on the muscles and ligaments in the knee, an osteopath can help to improve circulation. This, in turn, will reduce swelling and relieve tension. Osteopaths can treat both acute and chronic knee pain and can also help post-surgery.
There are several ways to alleviate knee pain caused by running:
- Rest: Give your knee time to heal by taking a break from running.
- Ice: Apply ice to the knee for 15-20 minutes at a time, several times a day, to reduce inflammation and pain.
- Anti-inflammatory medication: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen can help reduce pain and inflammation.
- Stretching and strengthening exercises: Targeting the muscles around the knee, such as the quadriceps, hamstrings and hip muscles, can help improve alignment and reduce stress on the knee joint.
- Chiropractic care: A physical therapist can help to identify any underlying issues and create a treatment plan that addresses the root cause of the pain.
- Orthotics or shoe inserts: Correcting any foot mechanics issues, such as overpronation, can help reduce stress on the knee joint.
- Gradual return to running: When returning to running, start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your training to prevent reinjuring the knee.