When you think about the strain placed on your knee joints every day, it’s not surprising that knee pain is a common complaint. The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare in Metuchen, New Jersey, offers treatments to help address knee pain. To get back on your feet without pain and back into the swing of your normal daily routines, call the office today to set up a visit. Online scheduling is also available and is fast and easy.
Knee pain is a common complaint among those who turn to The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare for treatment. Some common causes include:
It is not always possible to determine the exact cause of knee pain, and multiple factors can contribute to the condition.
Sore knees after a long day on your feet or when beginning a new workout routine are common and not usually a cause for concern. These sensations should subside after a few days and should not get progressively worse.
When knee pain is severe or interferes with your normal daily routines it’s time to seek treatment. Left untreated, knee pain can limit your activity, which can trigger a cascade of negative health and wellness consequences.
One of the central components of chiropractic care is a treatment known as adjustments. These are hands-on manipulations of joint components to restore proper alignment. Most commonly associated with the spine, adjustments can also be performed on other joints in your body, including your knees.
Your practitioner begins by evaluating your painful knee joint with a physical examination and possible X-ray imaging. Once the cause of your knee pain is determined a customized treatment plan is created to meet your needs.
There are multiple hands-on techniques that can restore optimal knee alignment. Techniques that use less force than a traditional chiropractic adjustment are called knee manipulation.
It’s also important to understand that knee pain may originate in another area of your body, a condition known as referred pain. Assessment of your lower spine, hips, pelvis, and feet are often part of the diagnostic process.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can improve knee pain by reducing swelling within the joint and stimulating new tissue growth. PRP is made from a small volume of your own blood, and is filled with growth factors that promote cellular turnover.
Regenerative medicine works by delivering mesenchymal stem cells to the source of pain. Research suggests these cells have the power to multiple into different cell types and work to repair damaged joint tissues.
Once your knee pain is treated, your chiropractic team works with you to find ways to prevent pain from returning. For some that might mean improving nutrition and exercise routines to reach a healthy weight. Others might focus on changing the way they use their body at work to relieve knee strain and prevent repetitive use injury.
Don’t live with severe or persistent knee pain when there are safe and effective treatments that can help. To explore treatment options that do not rely on surgical or pharmaceutical intervention, call The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare or use the online booking tool to schedule a visit today.