Whether it’s due to overuse, a sports injury, or putting too much weight on your knees, knee pain is no fun. Fortunately, there are ways to treat and manage this issue. If you’re experiencing this problem, contact our team at The Spine Doc in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Herring will diagnose the cause of your pain and tailor a personalized treatment plan. Our experienced team answers some frequent questions people have about knee pain below.
What Causes Knee Pain?
The knee joints bear our body’s weight as we jump, walk, run or go about our daily lives. Made up of delicate cartilage, ligaments, and fluids, the knee is vulnerable to chronic pain and injuries. Any restriction or imbalance in the function of the joints can cause discomfort and pain. When the knee fails to function properly, the surrounding tendons, ligaments, and muscles can become painful and inflamed. Some causes of knee pain include:
- Sports Injuries
- Excess weight
- Congenital disorders
- Misalignment of the spine
- Weakness in surrounding soft tissues and muscles
- Trauma such as a dislocation, torn meniscus, or a ligament injury
Who’s More Likely to Suffer Knee Pain?
Anyone can suffer from knee injuries and pain, but it’s common in athletes who participate in high-impact sports like running, football, basketball, soccer, etc. Continuous actions and exercises that strain your knee joints, like pivoting, bending, and jumping can, over time, cause knee pain and discomfort. If you’re overweight, you’re more vulnerable to knee pain. You’re also at a greater risk of experiencing knee pain if your job is physically demanding.
Can Chiropractic Care Relieve My Knee Pain?
At The Spine Doc, our chiropractor regularly helps patients avoid surgery through drug-free, non-invasive techniques. We start with a comprehensive examination that detects whether or not your knee pain is caused by misalignment of the spine. If so, we can perform chiropractic adjustments to help alleviate the pain, restore balance, and support natural healing. Besides spinal adjustments, chiropractic care manages and treats pain through:
- Pain management: A comprehensive plan of supportive natural therapies and chiropractic care to alleviate issues that can increase knee discomfort and pain.
- Physical therapies exercises: Help strengthen the affected muscles and prevent further damage
- Lifestyle changes: We recommend ways to lose extra pounds that can reduce or eliminate your knee pain.
Find Knee Pain Relief in Birmingham, AL
At The Spine Doc, Dr. Herring provides quality chiropractic care for knee pain and other health conditions. Call our team today at (205) 951-3330 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.