How Your Victorville Chiropractor Can Help with Your Knee Pain
Knee pain can happen to anyone, from avid athletes to older individuals who are dealing with conditions like arthritis. Often, minor knee pain responds well to self-care at home. However, sometimes knee pain can be a sign of more serious underlying injury and will need the help of a professional. At Life Chiropractic, our Victorville chiropractor’s office, we can help with both acute and chronic knee pain and help you get back to your active life.
Common Sources of Knee Pain
Your knees are highly mobile joints that must still bear almost the full weight of your body, especially during sports or outdoor activities like hiking. Because of this, they are especially vulnerable to injury.
Some knee pain is the result of acute injuries such as a dislocated knee cap. In some cases, you can see where the patella, the triangular bone that covers the front of your knee, has slipped out of place. Some knee pain is caused by inflammation in the knee. Examples of this include bursitis, which is an inflammation of the small sacs of fluid that cushion the knee and allow ligaments and tendons to glide smoothly. In other cases, knee pain is the result of chronic injuries that get worse over time. Osteoarthritis, for example, is the result of wear and tear on the cartilage in the knee.
Treating Knee Pain with Chiropractic
At our chiropractic office, we see people with both chronic knee pain and acute knee injuries that occur during sports or other activities. We use a number of techniques to identify the source of knee pain and create a course of treatment. When knee pain is the result of an injury, like a sports injury, we help manage inflammation and aid in healing. With other types of knee pain, we help address the underlying causes to make knee injury and pain less likely to occur in the future. By strengthening muscles that support the knee and helping you with body mechanics that reduce the chance of reinjury, we can help you avoid knee pain while you participate in the activities that you enjoy.
Don't Get Sidelined by Knee Pain
If you are experiencing knee pain that doesn't abate quickly on its own, it's time to take control. At Life Chiropractic in Victorville, we are well-versed in modalities that help both acute and chronic knee pain. Get in touch today for a consultation. Our number is 760-241-2000.