KNEE PAIN OVERVIEW:
Knee pain is a very common problem for many people, particularly sports people, and people over 40.
There are many types of conditions associated with knee pain including: muscle tears, sprains, meniscus injuries, fractures, arthritis, patella tracking syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, gout, ACL rupture, Osgood Schlatters disease, Osteochondritis dissecans.
Knee pain can have a dull ache, be sharp or pinching, feel stiff or have limited range of motion.
WHAT CAUSES KNEE PAIN?
The various types of knee pain have different causes:
- Trauma such as sporting injuries
- Poor spinal alignment
- Excessive weight
- Lack of muscle strength and flexibility
- Prolonged Sitting
- Underlying disease or pathology
Once we have ruled our more serious causes of knee pain such as a fracture or ACL rupture, the most common types of knee pain we see are mechanical in nature. Meaning knee pain caused by poor spinal alignment and muscle imbalances.
Spinal alignment or postural issues of the low back and pelvis often create referred problems in the knee. If the spine and pelvis is not aligned well, this places significantly more pressure on the knee joints, leading to pain, dysfunction and injury.
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC HELP?
At Proactive Health Chiropractic we take a holistic approach to helping you. Assessing your entire body, rather than just looking at your knee in isolation. With knee issues, it is critical we look at the structure and function of your hip and low back in particular.
In conjunction with our chiropractic adjustments we also provide you with ergonomic, nutritional and exercise advice to help prevent the problem from returning in the future.
We are committed to helping people of all ages and body types experience a life free from pain and dysfunction.
Our method of adjusting focuses on assessing and improving your posture. Your posture is your spinal alignment, or, how well your spinal bones balance.
By ensuring your spine has great alignment it helps to remove the musculoskeletal imbalances often responsible for causing pain and dysfunction.
OUR CHIROPRACTIC METHOD:
Our chiropractic method, Advanced Bio-structural Correction (ABC) focuses on improving spinal alignment and posture for people of all ages.
To read more about ABC, click here.