Chiropractor for Knee Pain Serving Santa Clara
The knees support the weight of the whole body while also allowing for movement and stability. Mission Chiropractic can help the people of Santa Clara with sore, aching and strained knees. Our approach is one of careful diagnosis followed by treatment and exercise that our clients can do at home to promote rehabilitation and decrease the chances of a recurring issue.
Can a Chiropractor Help with Knee Pain?
This is a very fair question. The short answer is yes, a chiropractor can help you with a variety of knee conditions. But an equally important question is how? Chiropractic practitioners will begin by assessing your back, hips, knees and ankles. The body has a particular alignment which distributes pressure evenly across the musculoskeletal structure. A great deal of pain and strain comes from the body being out of alignment. After the primary adjustments, the chiropractor will work on the muscles and ligaments surrounding the knee, but will also follow muscle tension and inflammation to other areas. Pain and strain in the knee can come from the way a person walks which may be caused by muscular issues in the ankle or hip. A chiropractor sees the body as a combination of many systems working together; this is what allows the team at Mission Chiropractic to help our Santa Clara clients with their many issues.
Knee Issues a Chiropractor Can Help You With
Here is a brief list of some of the most common knee issues that clients come to see us about:
Knee Bursitis: Bursitis happens when bursa (fluid sacs that lubricate joints and facilitate muscle movement) become inflamed. Symptoms range from swelling, heat, sensitivity, and redness around the knee. Pain is mild and will increase when the knee is bent. Walking can feel stiff and painful but the range of motion is not usually affected.
Arthritis in the Knee: Arthritis, at least the most common form of knee arthritis, occurs when the cartilage that protects the knee has been worn down. It most often occurs in people who are 50 or older, but there are cases of younger people having this issue. The symptoms are pain in the area when active, along with swelling, stiffness, and warmth. The symptoms will feel better when at rest but can still be mild even after prolonged rest.
Runner’s Knee: An issue that faces many of the active individuals in Santa Clara, runner’s knee is a general term for a variety of knee problems. Symptoms are continuous pain above, below or behind the kneecap, pain that occurs when the knee is bent and when walking down steps. For many, runner’s knee will heal on its own with enough down time, however, it can become chronic or persistent if not looked at by a professional.
Contact Us for Chiropractic Knee Pain Relief
If you have swollen, sprained, or just painful knees come and see our chiropractors. We will perform a diagnosis and let you know exactly what we can do to help you get back your stride.