Depending on your occupation, the sports that you play, and the stage of life that you are in, everyone runs the risk of developing chronic knee pain at some point in life. Knee pain is one of the more common forms of disability suffered by construction workers or other physical occupations where walking, climbing, and lifting is part of the job. Other occupations that come to mind are working in a warehouse like Home Depot or other companies where a person must lift and carry things frequently. No matter what is the cause of your knee pain, a program of regular chiropractic treatments can help relieve the pain and put the knee joint in the proper alignment for proper self-healing.
The entire body is self-healing. Just like a cut on the skin, tendons, muscles, ligaments and other connective tissue will heal and repair themselves if the activities that cause tears are stopped (resting). This applies to knee injuries, with the exception of complete tears. If a muscle or connective tissue is snapped, surgery may be required to reattach muscles, tendons, and ligaments or to remove torn cartilage. MRI’s can be performed to determine the extent of your knee injury and to determine if surgery is required.
Whether or not surgery is performed, chiropractic care is a must to ensure optimal self-healing. If the knee joint is not in its proper position the tendons, muscles, and ligaments will trap the joint in a non-optimal position and the pain will continue or worsen. Because of the body’s self-healing properties, properly aligning the knee joint during the self-healing process can be the most important element of your physical therapy. Chiropractic treatment is the most important element of post-surgery knee joint rehabilitation.
If you are experiencing chronic knee pain first of all stop the activity that is hurting the knee whether it be work, sports or other. Have an MRI performed by a qualified Chiropractor in Arlington Tx to determine the extent of your injury and consult with as to whether or not surgery is required. Either way, the next step is to start chiropractic treatments on the knee to make sure the knee is in the proper position when the muscles and connective tissues heal around it.