There are a number of issues that can cause knee pain, and some important information you need to know about how chiropractic treatment may be able to help.
For most cases of knee pain, chiropractic treatment alone will likely NOT be the only treatment needed to correct the issue. Physical therapy will likely be necessary to strengthen and stretch the joint.
Dr. Davis can order any diagnostic tests he deems are necessary to diagnose your condition and, depending on your needs, refer you to some of the area’s finest orthopedic surgeons and/or physical therapists.
Causes of Knee Pain
As for the cause of your knee pain, the possibilities are numerous. The cause may be as simple as spending too much time on your feet. Obesity may be placing undue stress on your joints, or you could be suffering from arthritis.
Other causes of knee pain can include injury due to falls, slips, or sports accidents. Many injuries may result from seemingly benign events such as being pulled the “wrong way” when your dog darts to the end of his leash. Regardless of the possible cause, you should have your knee pain examined and diagnosed as soon as possible by a qualified medical professional.
For conditions which do not require surgery, a chiropractor can recommend a course of treatment that helps to relieve stresses on the tendons cartilage, and ligaments of the knee by restoring proper muscle balance and movement of the patella (knee cap). Depending on the complexity of your case, Dr. Davis may recommend a course of therapy himself or refer you to a trained physical therapist.
In all cases, it’s critical to seek treatment from your local Gaithersburg chiropractor, orthopedic specialist, or physical therapist as soon as injuries occur, so they do not worsen over time.