Nagging Knee Pain? Our Chiropractor in St. Joseph, MO Can Help
When your knee "goes out" on you, your whole lifestyle can similarly abandon you. Suddenly simple tasks such as driving a car, doing a day's work or going for a walk are too uncomfortable to bear, and the pain may only get worse until you seek treatment. The good news is that knee pain treatment doesn't necessarily involve heavy drugs or invasive surgery -- not when you have access to conservative healing and pain management techniques from our chiropractor in St. Joseph MO, Dr. Craig Mattox. Let's take a look at the various types and causes of knee pain, along with the ways we can get that pain under control.
Knee Pain and the Musculoskeletal System
The knee joint is remarkable in its ability to support your body weight even as you run, dance, jump or play sports. But it isn't indestructible, and problems can occur all too frequently. You may also notice other problems such as redness, swelling, a feeling that the knee cannot hold you up, or even popping or crunching sounds emanating from the afflicted joint.
What's happening in there? You may have damaged muscles or connective tissues, either from an acute injury or due to repetitive motion strain and chronic inflammation. Degenerative conditions such as arthritis can cause pain by promoting bone-on-bone friction, or the joint components may be slightly dislocated. You may even be feeling referred pain from another part of the body such as a pinched lumbar nerve root or spinal misalignment.
Effective Knee Pain Treatment without Surgery
St. Joseph Chiropractic is your knee's alternative to surgery and painkillers. Our chiropractor can determine whether the damage is within the joint itself or elsewhere in the musculoskeletal system, prescribing the right mix of chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue therapies to reduce your pain and improve your knee function. Once we've dealt with the underlying problem, we can then prescribe ongoing lifestyle changes and other practices to help you stay on your feet. Contact us at 816-279-0700 today to schedule a FREE new-patient consultation