Chiropractor knee therapy, also known as Knee Therapy, is a specialized type of treatment designed to relieve the discomfort and pain associated with injuries, arthritis and knee diseases. Knee pain can result from a variety of things ranging from injury to arthritis to structural damage resulting from injuries or excessive wear and tear.
Knee pain and swelling are caused by inflammation and irritation of the cartilage in the knee, which is made up of cartilage cells, synovial fluid, bones and ligaments. Knee pain can be caused by a single incident such as a bone sprain or ligament tear, or by overuse of the joint, or even from repetitive motions of the knee such as running.
Knee pain may result in stiffness and reduced range of motion in the knee joint. There is also an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and a decreased ability to properly heal the injured area. Other symptoms associated with knee pain may include swelling, inflammation and swelling of the surrounding tissues, pain and tenderness, loss of motion, swelling, stiffness and decreased blood flow to the knee.
The pain may start out small but can progressively grow in intensity and last for days or weeks before diminishing or disappearing. If the pain persists for longer than a few weeks, consult with a doctor to rule out a more serious condition like a bone fracture or torn cartilage.
While there are many treatment options for knee pain, surgery may be required for a particularly serious problem such as a dislocation. Treatment methods include physical therapy to rehabilitate the affected joint and apply heat and ice to reduce swelling and promote healing. The type of physical therapy and/or exercise that is recommended will depend on the severity of the problem. A chiropractor may recommend a combination of massage and physical therapy to ease the pain and strengthen the surrounding muscles and ligaments.
Physiotherapy is very important and often recommended by chiropractors. Physiotherapists are trained in the manipulation of the joints to improve range of motion, flexibility and increase strength.
People who suffer with chronic pain will likely be seen by a physical therapist or chiropractor at least twice a year. Most patients require the same treatment for the prevention of future pain and symptoms.
Since the cost of this kind of treatment is so high, it is important to explore all of the treatment options available to see if it is truly necessary. Often, the best solution is simply avoiding the problem altogether.
If the pain continues for more than a few weeks, it is important to discuss it with your doctor. They may be able to determine the cause and recommend a course of action to eliminate or reduce the pain.
One of the most common causes of knee pain is an injury that has resulted in excessive damage to the knee. Some examples of this include a torn cartilage or an arthritis condition. These conditions can cause severe pain and swelling. If the pain is severe, surgery may be recommended.
Another condition that can result in pain in the knee is an injury. It may have occurred during sporting activities, repetitive movements, or during a medical procedure. This condition can also lead to severe pain and swelling. If you suspect an injury is to blame, your doctor will want to know about the history and severity of the pain.
Some people choose to undergo a pain management regimen in which they take medication or wear an immobilizer to relieve pain and help reduce the mobility of the joint. In some cases, they may need to wear a brace or even a splint in order to prevent further pain.
If you find that you need to visit the doctor more than a couple times for treatment each year, it may be necessary to consult with a podiatrist to rule out any structural problems. The treatment plan can involve medication and/or surgery to restore joint movement and function, as well as physical therapy to rehabilitate the joint.