Your knees are one of the hardest working parts of your entire body. This is one of the reasons knees are often subject to pain and stiffness. If your knees are not functioning at their best, it can cause a huge decrease in your mobility and overall functionality. At Advanced Chiropractic Group in Santa Barbara, CA, we understand the importance of keeping your knees healthy. If you are having knee pain or stiffness we can help.
Causes of Knee Pain
The knee joint connects the longest bones and biggest muscles in your body. The femur bones and the thigh muscles are huge bone and muscle groups that are designed to carry your weight as well as to carry out the job of walking. Your knees can bend and move all day long. If you are an active person meaning that you work out, play sports, or have a very physical job, then your knees must work even harder.
There are cartilage pads in the knee which are designed to cushion the joints and help keep the "hinge" of your knee moving smoothly. If problems arise with this pad, you can experience pain. Other causes of knee pain include spinal misalignment and uneven femur length.
How Our Chiropractor Can Help
The biggest challenge with knee pain is that it often does not resolve on its own, and people begin to turn to pain medication to control the pain. If you do not want to take pain killers to deal with your knee pain, our chiropractor can help.
Our chiropractor will evaluate your knee through testing and x-rays. This will help our doctor to pinpoint any problem inside the knee. If the problems lie in the knee itself, our chiropractor will develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Chiropractic care is a natural and effective method of reducing inflammation and tightness in the ligaments surrounding the knee. Our chiropractor may also instruct you in corrective exercises, which will strengthen your leg muscles and loosen tight ligaments.
Some knee pain is caused by spinal misalignment. In this case, our doctor will work to realign your spine through chiropractic adjustments. Other treatment options may be a good fit for you as well. Our chiropractor will offer you the most effective combination of services possible following your consultation.
Chiropractor in Santa Barbra
If you would like to learn more about how we address knee pain at Advanced Chiropractic Group, call us at (805) 681-7322