Knee Pain Treatment from Our North Massapequa Chiropractor
Are you hobbling your way through life instead of walking, running, or dancing as comfortably as you once did? A variety of injuries and ailments can cause acute or chronic knee pain, impairing your function and your ability to pursue your favorite activities. Fortunately, a "bad knee" is often a good candidate for non-surgical treatment techniques. Our Massapequa chiropractor, Vanessa Troise, D.C., can evaluate your knee problem and prescribe the proper therapies to help you feel better and move more freely.
What You Should Know About Knee Pain
The knee is usually described as a "hinge" joint optimized for forward-backward motion. But this joint is more than just two bones hinged together; it's a complex collection of tendons, ligaments, muscles, cartilage, bone ends, a lubricant known as synovial fluid, and friction-reducing sacs called bursae. When all of these parts are working in unison, your knees have a remarkable ability to withstand your weight while also permitting motion. However, when one or more of these parts encounters trouble, you may experience anything from a dull ache in the knee to debilitating pain and stiffness. Your knee pain may be due to:
- Patellofemoral syndrome - An instability of the kneecap also referred to as "runner's knee," possibly aided and abetted by a musculoskeletal misalignment
- Chronic strain - Regular overuse of the knee joint that results in tendinitis or muscle strain
- Arthritis - A condition that most frequently involves degeneration of the cartilage between bones
- Bursitis - Pain and stiffness caused by an inflamed knee bursa
- Acute injury - A sports, work, or auto accident that leaves you with an acute sprain, strain, or even a joint dislocation
A case of knee pain may be aggravated by factors such as excess weight (which can strain the muscles and create premature arthritis) or poor posture.
Chiropractic Adjustment and Other Non-Invasive Therapies
Many forms of knee pain respond to conservative care techniques, sparing patients the need for surgery. Our Farmingdale chiropractor can help you overcome your knee pain the natural way. Chiropractic adjustments to the knee joint can correct a dislocation or instability in the joint, while spinal adjustments can correct other musculoskeletal imbalances that place abnormal stress on the knee. Physiotherapy can bring swelling down, ease pain, and promote tissue repair, while corrective exercises can help you improve your knee's strength, flexibility, and comfort.
Contact Our North Massapequa Office Today
You knees take a lot of punishment, so reward them with the top-quality care they deserve. Call our Farmingdale office at (516) 798-1887 to schedule an evaluation and receive a customized treatment plan.