When most people think of the problems that can be resolved through chiropractic care, their minds go straight to back pain. While the many spinal disorders that cause back pain can be healed using chiropractic, chiropractic care is about so much more than simply healing back pain. In reality, chiropractic adjustments can be used to effectively treat any musculoskeletal disorder, especially common sports injuries suffered by adults such as knee injuries.
Knee injuries from Patellofemoral syndrome to the dreaded ACL tear remain frustratingly common. In fact, millions of adults in the U.S. report knee injuries every year and over 20% of American adults report experiencing chronic pain or stiffness in the knee. Although these injuries recur often, few effective non-surgical medical treatments exist to rid patients of these pains. Most doctors simply suggest rest and medication. Luckily, chiropractors have a better solution.
3 Ways to Treat Knee Pain Using Chiropractic Techniques
Chiropractic care offers you a way to heal knee injuries without dangerous side effects or a long, difficult surgical recovery. There are three simple ways to treat knee pain using chiropractic techniques.
1. Active Release Technique to Rehabilitate Soft Tissues and Tendons of the Knee
The knee is an incredibly complex joint, consisting of a large number of tendons, ligaments, and discs. If any part of the knee gets out of place, it compromises movement of the entire joint. Active Release Technique can use gentle motions to rehabilitate the soft tissues, ligaments, and tendons of the knee so you can start to feel better right away. In fact, Active Release Technique is particularly helpful in restoring movement to the meniscus– a disc in the knee which often causes chronic knee pain experienced by athletes.
2. Graston Technique to Target Difficult to Reach Damage
Graston Technique was actually originally developed specifically to rehabilitate a debilitating knee injury. While Graston Technique has since been used to heal a number of joint problems, it remains an incredibly effective way to resolve persistent knee pain. The tools used by practitioners of Graston Technique effectively target deep or difficult-to-reach damage and scar tissue often hidden in complex joints like the knee, allowing even sufferers of chronic knee pain to experience relief.
3. Cox Flexion Distraction Decompression of the Knee
Have you ever felt like knee pain could get relief if you could just “pull it apart” or release the pressure? This is a common feeling associated with a number of knee conditions. Cox flexion distraction decompresses the knee, so you get exactly that kind of relief. With Cox Technic, we can resolve a number of conditions within the joint not treated by Graston Technique or Active Release Technique.
All three of these techniques have been shown to significantly relieve knee pain and promote faster, more complete healing of knee injuries. If you are suffering due to a knee injury. I encourage you to come into our offices and see how we may be able to help you heal faster and get back in the game.