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Posted on 06-22-2018
Knee-related injuries can happen in an instant. Quick rotations, repetitive movement or overuse can cause inflammation and pain in the knee. Knee pain can also occur in degenerative diseases like arthritis, which reduces the cartilage surrounding the knee.
Luckily, chiropractic care, like the treatments offered at Secrest Family Chiropractic in Scottsdale, Arizona, can help treat and manage chronic knee pain.
Knee pain can present itself in a variety of situations. Common causes of knee pain derive from arthritis, iliotibial band syndrome, injuries in the cartilage, ligament, tendon, or meniscus and Osgood-Schlatter disease. Knee pain may even occur when injuries in a seemingly unrelated area present themselves as referred pain.
Athletes are more prone to knee injuries because of the stress that is placed on the muscles, joints and cartilage during training and games, constantly pushing the body to its limits. They are more susceptible to iliotibial band syndrome and Osgood-Schlatter disease, which can be caused by long-term stress on the knee that can result from sports training.
If your pain is impacting your daily activities or quality of life, you should consider contacting a trusted chiropractor, like Dr. Daniel Secrest, of Secrest Family Chiropractic. Chiropractic treatment is a great holistic option for those who don’t want to be dependent on painkillers or other medication. During an exam, Dr. Secrest will evaluate the patient’s problem area, as well as the surrounding areas.
Chiropractic work can rectify referred pain by treating other areas of the body, like the lower back or hips, which may be causing the underlying pain. Issues in other parts of the body can cause stress on the knee joint, which will wear it down over time.
Through chiropractic care, inflammation and muscle spasms can be reduced and healing can begin. It can even help prevent possible injuries by improving strength and stability in that area. At Secrest Family Chiropractic, Dr. Secrest creates individualized treatment plans to help his patients free themselves from nagging pain. For more information, call our Scottsdale, Arizona office at 480-994-4411.
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