Knee pain can be a debilitating condition that can quickly begin to negatively impact your quality of life and daily activities. Knee pain can get worse as time progresses, and without proper treatment, people might even have to turn to invasive surgeries and medications with potentially harmful side effects to relieve it. At Capitol Health & Injury Center, Dr. Hurkman and his staff are dedicated to helping you or your loved ones feel significant relief from knee pain with natural and effective chiropractic treatment. Residents of Saint Paul, MN can start to see a difference in pain levels in as little as one to three weeks of treatment.
What Causes Knee Pain?
Knee pain often occurs due to the natural aging process and wear and tear of the knee and surrounding tissues. An estimated 100 million Americans suffer from knee pain, showing just how common and unavoidable it can be at times.
Common causes of chronic and acute knee pain can include:
- Inflammation of the joints
- Dislocated joints
- Excess stress on the knee due to obesity
- Prior injuries to the knee
- Poor support of the feet or conditions like plantar fasciitis
- Torn meniscus
- ACL injuries
If you are older, work a job that requires you to stand for long amounts of time, have previously suffered a knee injury, or have obesity, these all might put you at greater risk of experiencing knee pain. In addition to knee pain, you could also have symptoms including swelling, fevers, a knee that is hot to the touch, weakness, trouble with flexing or moving the knee, or pain that radiates to other parts of the body.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Knee pain has many causes that might not be readily apparent. Knee pain can also cause a host of other issues that need to be solved using chiropractic treatment. Our chiropractor will determine the root cause of your pain by conducting a thorough physical exam, taking a detailed account of your medical history, and conducting imaging tests like x-rays.
After the root cause of pain is determined, chiropractic treatments that can be effective include:
- Manual adjustments
- Trigger point therapy
- Laser therapy
- Massage therapy
- Muscle exercises to increase strength and mobility
- Muscle stretches to reduce inflammation of surrounding knee tissues
Recommended treatment options will depend on the cause and severity of your knee pain. Over time, chiropractic adjustments will relieve your pain, restore your range of motion, and improve your body’s natural ability to repair itself.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Knee Pain Treatment in Saint Paul, MN
Call Capitol Health & Injury Center today at (651) 771-2012 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.