Few things can reduce your ability to perform daily tasks like an injured knee. Our knees are one of the most complex and sturdy joints in the body and it is also one of the joint most prone to injury. Sometimes the injury is a result of sports activity or work related activity, and sometimes knee injuries are related to years of wear and tear or aging. Regardless of the reason for your injury, chiropractic care can be remarkably effective in getting you back to work or normal activities.
Consider the most common causes of knee pain or injury:
Arthritis is one of the most common reasons for knee pain, causing loss of movement in the joint and almost always affecting supporting soft tissues such as muscles, tendons and ligaments. Osteoarthritis of the knee joint is the result of gradual degradation of the cartilage in the joint. If your knee joint is often swollen and painful, this is usually a sign that the joint is inflamed; a sign of rheumatoid arthritis. Other factors that contribute to knee pain and arthritis can be obesity or excessive weight, repetitive movement from sports activity, and heavy strain from weightlifting or workplace activity. Meniscus pain or injury Activity that demands quick twisting or rotation of the upper leg while bearing weight can tear the meniscus. If you’ve torn your meniscus, you may experience the following signs and symptoms in your knee:
- A popping sensation.
- Swelling or stiffness.
- Pain, especially when twisting or rotating your knee.
- Difficulty straightening your knee fully.
Ligament Injuries Two of the major ligaments in the knee joint are the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). When they are sprained or torn, you will experience a great deal of pain. These ligaments can become stretched or torn from a sudden or direct impact, such as in an auto accident or slip and fall. Injuries that are related to a blow to the outer side of the knee usually result in a sprain or tear of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) on the inner side of the knee. These types of injury are often accompanied by a popping sound, followed by a buckling of the knee joint. Tendon Injuries Tendon injuries in the knee can be caused by anything from tendonitis to a ruptured or torn tendon. Overuse can cause the tendon to stretch like a rubber band, later becoming inflamed.
Chiropractic treatment for knee injuries
Do not accept knee pain as a natural part of getting older. Pain is always an indicator that something is wrong. If knee pain is limiting your daily or sporting activities, it is time to visit one of the top chiropractors in the Charlotte area. If you have been given painkillers or anti-inflammatory medication but have seen no long-term improvement, your chiropractor can offer natural treatments without hazardous medications or painful procedures. We also recommend a visit with a chiropractic doctor if you have been told that you have arthritis and there is nothing that can be done.
Chiropractic treatment for knee injuries in Charlotte, NC
If you are in search of natural, drug free treatment for knee injury, it is advisable that you see your Charlotte chiropractor so that he or she can check for any injuries or disease process that may be the cause of your pain. Patients visit from all over North Carolina, South Carolina, and from as far as Georgia, Florida and Virginia. Their staff and doctors will work hard to provide the best possible information and treatments to help you get back to a normal and pain free lifestyle. If you are injured and you want the quality chiropractic care that patients have received for so many years; call their office and schedule an appointment today. ChiroCarolina® is one of Charlotte’s top chiropractic centers; providing top chiropractic care for the uptown, NoDa, and University area- located conveniently off North Tryon Street.