Rely On Our Chiropractor In Fremont To Treat Your Knee Pain
Our Fremont, NE, chiropractor at Brainard Chiropractic frequently treats patients who just about had it with knee pain. We can personalize a drug-free treatment plan that provides natural pain relief and puts you back on the move. We can help whether you're an athlete with a knee injury, a senior with arthritis, or someone whose job involves repetitive use of the knee.
The Knee Joint
The knee consists of the knee cap (patella), shin bone (tibia), thigh bone (femur), and fibula. Tendons, ligaments, and cartilage surround and protect these bones and joints. All of these parts work together to support the weight of the upper body. They also allow a range of motion including walking, running, bending, and kneeling.
What Causes the Knee to Hurt?
Acute injuries, repetitive stress on the joints, and inflammation disorders commonly cause knee pain. Being overweight, lifting heavy objects, foot arch problems such as plantar fasciitis, and a misaligned spine can also put added stress on the knee. The following are common knee injuries and conditions that can be treated with chiropractic care:
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Knee tendinitis (Jumper's knee)
- Inflammation from arthritis or bursitis
- Knee dislocation or fractures
- Tendon or ligament strains
- Cartilage tear (meniscal tear)
Signs and Symptoms of a Knee Injury
You may experience a dull, throbbing, or sharp pain that varies in intensity, comes and goes, or persists for weeks. Other symptoms include:
- A visibly deformed knee
- Knee locks or gives out
- A popping, clicking, or grinding noise
- Troubling moving or bending the knee
- Unable to walk or bear weight on the affected leg
- Swelling, tenderness, or stiffness
How Our Chiropractor in Fremont, NE, Can Help With Your Knee Pain
Both sports injury treatment and chiropractic adjustments are effective ways to alleviate pain, reduce stiffness or inflammation, and increase mobility.
Chiropractic Adjustments: Dr. Brainard can adjust the knee by gently mobilizing the bones and joints back to their normal position. This alone can provide significant relief. As healing gradually takes place, you should be able to walk and use the knee as normal. In some cases, our chiropractor may decide to adjust the spine or realign the spinal joints to correct physical imbalances that put pressure on the knee joint.
We may also recommend massage, laser therapy, or corrective exercises to help speed up soft tissue healing and strengthen the knee. Unlike pain medication, these treatment approaches address the source of knee pain, activate healing, and help prevent recurring injury.
Speed Up Your Recovery Process with Chiropractic Care
Brainard Chiropractic in Fremont, NE, provides safe, non-surgical pain relief solutions for the whole family. We will do a detailed evaluation to identify and treat the knee problem and shorten recovery time. Chiropractic care can also reduce the need for knee surgery. Visit us or call (402) 727-8668 to request an appointment.