Knee Pain Relief Q & A
by Ram Parikh, D.C.
What are the signs of knee pain?
Knee pain is a bothersome condition affecting people, both young and old. Where exactly on the joint you experience pain and the severity of the discomfort may differ depending on the source of the problem. However, there are some typical signs that point to knee pain. These include an inability to fully extend the knee, hearing a popping noise when flexing the knee, experiencing swelling or stiffness, feeling unstable when walking, and noticing warmth or redness in the area. Knee pain may start as a mild ache and gradually worse over time.
While some knee pain may go away without visiting a doctor, it’s always better to schedule an appointment with Dr. Parikh if knee pain sticks around despite at-home treatment.
What are the possible sources of knee pain?
An acute injury or underlying medical condition can contribute to the onset of knee pain. Uncovering the source of the problem is essential to thorough and long-lasting knee pain relief. Arthritis, sprains and strains, fractures, knee bursitis, patellar tendinitis, a torn meniscus, or an ACL injury may all result in incapacitating knee pain.
In order to determine the cause of your knee pain, your Butler, PA chiropractor will conduct a review of your medical history, ask questions about your symptoms, perform a physical examination, and complete various diagnostic tests such as x-rays. Once the test results are in, Dr. Parikh will be able to work out an appropriate knee pain relief treatment plan.
How is knee pain relief provided with chiropractic care?
As with other forms of joint pain, knee pain is addressed depending on the area of misalignment. A variety of manipulation and adjustment methods may be applied to the area in question.We also use cold laser therapy to increase circulation, decrease pain and regrow cartilage. Trigenics can be used to lengthen and strengthen muscles to improving range of motion in the hips or lower back may also help reduce the strain that is placed on the knees that contributes to discomfort.
If your knee pain is keeping you from fully engaging in your life, contact Discover Wellness Center today. Dr. Parikh has years’ experience helping Butler, PA area patients find long-lasting knee pain relief.