Knee Pain FAQs
Knee pain can keep you from functioning at optimal capacity. If you’re used to living an active lifestyle, knee pain can definitely get in the way of the activities you enjoy most. At Fayetteville Accident & Injury Center, we offer chiropractic treatment for knee pain caused by musculoskeletal injuries. The following FAQs from your Fayetteville chiropractor explain more about knee pain causes, symptoms, and treatments.
What’s Causing My Knee Pain?
Knee pain can be caused by accidental injuries, chronic conditions, knee overuse or by excess pressure placed on the knee joint. Chronic diseases like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can cause knee pain. If you’re a runner, you may develop a painful condition called runner’s knee by wearing down the back side of your kneecap. Dashboard knee (blunt force to the knee in an auto injury) can cause excruciating pain along with swelling and tissue damage.
Other than Pain, What Are the Symptoms of Knee Injuries?
If you’ve suffered a knee injury or have a chronic condition, you may experience symptoms such as swelling, stiff joints, instability, popping sounds when you move about, loss of balance, and limited mobility. You may be unable to straighten out your knee due to pain and discomfort.
Who’s at Risk of Developing Knee Pain?
Although anyone can develop knee pain, people who play sports or live an active lifestyle are at greater risk of suffering a painful knee injury. If you have a job that requires a lot of bending and lifting, you’re at greater risk of developing knee pain, due to placing greater strain on your knees.
When Should I Seek Treatment for Knee Pain?
If you’re experiencing knee pain consistently and it’s not going away, it’s time to seek treatment. You should also seek a diagnosis if your knee pain gets worse or limits your daily activities. If rest isn’t helping to alleviate the pain and discomfort as much as you’d like, talk to our Fayetteville chiropractor about chiropractic knee pain treatment.
How Can a Chiropractor Help with Knee Pain Relief?
At Fayetteville Accident & Injury Center, we’ll use chiropractic techniques like adjustments and trigger point dry needling to reduce muscle tension and inflammation and alleviate pain. Sometimes knee pain is caused by spinal issues wherein vertebrae or joints are compressing spinal nerves. By alleviating this pressure, adjustments provide pain relief. We often combine adjustments with massage therapy and corrective exercises to promote quicker healing. Massage circulates blood to injured areas to help with healing. Corrective exercises help strengthen your muscles to restore flexibility.
See Our Fayetteville Chiropractor Today!
To learn more about chiropractic knee pain treatment, contact Fayetteville Accident & Injury Center at 910-484-2001 today.