Knee Pain Treatment Provided by Our Lancaster, CA Chiropractors
Knee pain is a common occurrence since people use their knees so frequently. In fact, every time you walk, jump, or bend, you place pressure on your knees. Not to mention, they're always working while you walk, so you put them at risk for issues caused by wear and tear. If you want relief from your knee pain, you can visit Allied Physical Medicine; we serve Lancaster, CA and the surrounding area.
Common Causes of Knee Pain
Certain conditions cause a majority of the cases of knee pain. The first condition is a dislocated need, which occurs when one of the two bones that come together at the joint comes out of place. A dislocated knee is very painful but correctable.
Another common reason for knee pain is bursitis, which describes inflammation in the fluid-filled sac located near your knee joint. The condition causes pain because the sac, more formally known as the bursae, reduces friction and also provides cushioning between the bones, muscles, skin, and tendons around the joint.
Tendinitis is a condition that causes inflammation in the tendons -- the thick fibrous cords that connect the bone and muscle. You'll have pain and tenderness outside of the affected joint. When tendinitis occurs in your knee, it's known as jumper's knee because, in most cases, it arises from jumping.
It's also possible to suffer from sprains and strains. A sprain is an injury caused by stretching or tearing of the ligaments in the knee. A strain, on the other hand, is an injury from the muscles or tendons stretching or tearing.
You could also suffer from a frozen knee, arthritis, or damaged to the cartilage under the knee.
How a Chiropractor Can Help With Knee Pain
Our Allied Physical Medicine chiropractors can help relieve your knee pain. One way a chiropractor can help you heal and reduce your pain is through exercise therapy. This particular treatment consists of a professional guiding you through exercises that stretch the knee. The exercises strengthen the muscles and also increase your range of motion. All exercises that a chiropractor guides you through go at a pace that's comfortable for you. In other words, when you first begin the program, the exercises go slowly and increase in difficulty as your condition improves.
Another treatment our chiropractors may use to help with your knee pain is a brace, which supports your knee in order to reduce pain and prevent it from moving in the wrong direction. Our chiropractor may use hot and cold therapy or might place your knee back in its proper position.
We also supply you with lifestyle advice to reduce your discomfort and prevent a knee injury in the future.
Contact Our Allied Physical Medicine Chiropractors Today
Alleviate your knee pain today by contacting Allied Physical Medicine in Lancaster, CA. To schedule an appointment call (661) 945-4441.