Many patients experiencing knee pain come to the Pain and Wellness Group near Zandale in Lexington, KY to receive care from Dr. Barrett, who specializes in chiropractic care. The knee area is one of the areas of the body that goes through consistent wear and tear over time. As we age, our joints disintegrate and people become more susceptible to joint pain and other ailments. We constantly use our legs to sit, stand, walk, run throughout our lifetime.
Knee Pain Relief Q & A
What Are Common Knee Ailments?
Oftentimes, patients that experience knee pain suffer from arthritis. Arthritis comes in many different forms including rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. This is a chronic condition that will affect the patient throughout their lifetime. Arthritis is a disease that leads to inflammation of the cartilage surrounding the ligament. Patients can experience excruciating pain during this ordeal.
Other ailments that can cause knee pain include cartilage injuries, ligament injuries, meniscus injuries, tendon injuries, Osgood-Schlatter disease, and cartilage injuries. If a patient is unsure of their ailment, the chiropractor will examine them to determine the cause of their pain. These varying injuries can be caused by anything including sports and will require different treatment options.
What If a Chronic Condition Is Causing the Pain?
The goal of the chiropractor will be to effectively reduce or eliminate joint inflammation and pain. Arthritis is a chronic condition so chiropractors will be tasked with pain management techniques. Injuries require a comprehensive treatment program to rehabilitate and repair the knee. Eventually, the knee will be functional again.
Sometimes, chiropractors discover that knee pain is connected to other areas of the body. During the physical examination, doctors will do an assessment of the entire body to see if ailments in the spine are in any way connected to the rest of the body. They will have the patient walk back and forth to see how much weight and pressure they place on their knees. Issues in the hip and lower back area contribute to knee pain. While the patient may not be aware of issues in other parts of their body, a doctor will be able to detect the underlying causes.
How Does Dr. Barrett Provide Knee Pain Relief?
The chiropractor will give patients suffering from knee pain a treatment program that will involve stretching, exercising, and possibly help with footwear. Exercising trains the area and helps it to repair itself. Footwear is a great way to help manage chronic conditions and nurse injured ligaments. The doctor will recommend brands and styles that will help improve the patient’s walking ability and offer cushioning support to the leg.