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Your knee is made up of 3 different bones and a kneecap called your patella.
If any of these bones are misaligned, your knee will not be able to move correctly. We call this improper biomechanics. Overtime, your misaligned knee creates degeneration and inflammation because it isn't moving correctly. This is why many people either injure or tear the ligaments or meniscus in their knee. Luckily chiropractic can help. A misaligned knee is often due to an old injury that didn't heal correctly, a knee surgery, or other misalignments in the body that the knee is compensating for. This is why we don't only check your knee for issues, but we also check the rest of your body to make sure that your knee heals quickly and heals correctly. There are many ways to adjust the knee, but the most common way normally consists of multiple gentle adjustments where there is rarely any popping or cracking with the intent of restoring proper alignment and movement. So if you're tired of your knee bugging you or you feel like it just isn't moving correctly, then be sure to reach out so we can get your knee back in shape!
- Collateral Ligament Sprain (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
- Meniscus tear
- IT Band Syndrome
Can a chiropractor
help with knee pain?
Yes, chiropractors can help with knee pain. The knee is made up of one big bone on top called your femur, as well as 2 bones on the bottom called your tibia and fibula. Additionally your knee cap, called your patella, sits right on top of this joint. If any of these bones are out of proper alignment, the knee will be moving incorrectly. This incorrect movement can lead to sudden knee pain or even long term knee pain if it is not corrected. A misaligned knee also puts uneven compression on parts of the meniscus which can lead to tears or degeneration. A misaligned knee also puts uneven tension on the ligaments that surround the knee (ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL) and can lead to ligament tears or ligament sprains to these ligaments. All in all, if you've been experiencing knee pain then schedule your first visit here so we can help put your knee back into proper alignment.
How do you
adjust/realign your knee?
There are a variety of techniques in chiropractic that address knee issues. The most important aspect to consider is that the knee is part of a bigger system. We first focus on your low back, pelvis, and feet to make sure that they are all in proper alignment because we don't want your knee compensating for issues above and/or below your knee. Once the other areas of your body are addressed, we then direct our focus to your knee. Knee adjustments often consist of multiple gentle adjustments to help facilitate proper movement. The perfect analogy is rather than smack a nail into the wall with one quick and powerful swing, we prefer to do multiple smaller taps. Either way, the nail goes into the wall. This approach is extremely effective with little to no negative impact. This strategy is especially useful for knee arthritis, meniscus tears, osteoarthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis. Now you know that there is no need to be worried about getting your knee adjusted! If you've been struggling with knee pain, then be sure to schedule your first appointment here
Can being out of
alignment cause knee pain?
Being out of alignment can definitely cause knee pain. Of course a misaligned knee can lead to knee pain, but misalignments in other areas of the body can cause the knee to compensate and create knee pain as well. If your body relies on one side to carry more weight, this can potentially cause more loading onto the knee causing pain and risking injury. This is why we have a full body approach. When you correct all misalignments in the body you are less likely to create compensations that lead to pain and discomfort. Adding chiropractic exercises for knee pain is another great way to help stay in alignment and reduce knee pain overall. So if you've been feeling "out of alignment" as well as feeling knee pain, be sure to schedule here to help bring you back into alignment to reduce your knee pain.
Can a chiropractor
crack your knee?
Chiropractors are trained to be able to adjust every joint in the body. This includes the knee. However, not all adjustments require a pop or crack sound. In fact, most knee issues do not require a crack sound for an adjustment to be effective. Sometimes it is necessary, but rarely. Instead, many knee adjustments focus on multiple gentle adjustments to perform a proper correction. This gentler approach is extremely effective in allowing your knee to move and function correctly once again. So if you have knee pain and you're scared to have a chiropractic "crack" your knee, then know that chiropractors more commonly use gentler techniques to perform a proper knee adjustment. Be sure to schedule here so we can start helping you with your knee pain.
How long does it
take to correct knock knees with exercise?
Exercise for knee pain is an extremely effective way to allow your knees to stay in proper alignment once corrected. We often tell our patients that it is our job to put your body back together and it is your job to do your best to keep it this way. This is why exercise for knee pain is very important. Correct exercise will also help prevent runner's knee for people that run that may potentially have knocked knees. Unfortunately it is difficult to tell you how long it takes to correct knock knees because there are a variety of variables associated with knocked knees correction. For example, your age, the severity of your knocking, and your activity level are some of these factors. One thing is for certain though… if your knees are misaligned then it is extremely difficult to help correct your knee knocking with exercise alone. Correcting the alignment of your knees, as well as other areas of your body, are essential for correcting knocking knees. So if your knees are knocking, be sure to schedule here to start correcting the alignment of your knees.
How do you fix a
Another name for a misaligned kneecap is patella tracking disorder. This means that the kneecap moves incorrecting during knee movement. Most commonly, when misaligned, the kneecap will track up and to the side (superior & lateral). By correcting the alignment of the knee through chiropractic adjustments, the kneecap can begin tracking correctly. When proper stretches and exercises are included as well, the kneecap will be more likely to stay in proper alignment. If your kneecap is moving incorrectly or even starting to develop pain, be sure to schedule your first appointment here
help with torn ligaments?
Unfortunately chiropractic cannot magically make a torn ligament heal through adjustments. It is not recommended to adjust an area that has a torn ligament until the area has healed. However, when a ligament is torn it is common for other areas of the body to compensate. This compensation often leads to symptoms such as pain. Chiropractic adjustments to other areas of the body that are compensating for the torn ligament are highly recommended to help during the healing process. Plus, once the ligament is fully healed, you want to make sure that the areas that have been compensating do not remain misaligned. This is why it is so important to get adjusted even if you have a torn ligament. If your ligament has been torn, be sure to schedule here so we can make sure that other areas of your body don't suffer as well.
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