The reasons for knee pain can vary by person. Some of the most common causes are ligament tears, tendonitis, and osteoarthritis. Patellar dislocation, better known as kneecap dislocation, is another possible cause of knee pain today.
The chiropractor will start with a hands-on exam of the knee area. This allows him to check for damage to the tissue, swelling, inflammation, and other irregularities. The chiropractor may also ask the patient to walk across the room so that gait can be observed. To get a closer look at the interior part of the knee, the chiropractic care provider will often do a knee x-ray or an MRI. The additional information gained from the imaging results can help in making the correct diagnosis.
The chiropractic care provider can help with knee pain in multiple ways. Gentle adjustments may be useful, especially in cases where the kneecap is dislocated. There are a number of physical therapy treatments that can provide relief very quickly, as well. Some of the physical therapy treatment options include moist heat therapy, ice therapy, and electrical muscle stimulation. Making the knee stronger is an important part of recovery for most people, as well. The chiropractic care provider will teach patients a series of exercises that will help add strength and flexibility to the knee. These exercises are very simple and can be done at home daily. In some cases, the chiropractor may recommend some lifestyle changes. People who are overweight may need to lose weight to relieve pressure on the knee joints. The chiropractor can design a healthy eating plan and exercise plan that can be combined to help the patient reach their goals and to beat knee pain for the long term. Another way Dr. Moses helps treat knee pain is with a 3D BodyView® Imaging Unit which creates the perfect orthotic.
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