Our Everett Chiropractor Offers Natural Solutions for Knee Problems
Do you feel as if your enjoyment of life has been, to coin a phrase, cut off at the knees? Knee injuries and knee pain and be positively debilitating, making even the simplest and most essential everyday tasks an agonizing struggle. Whether your knee problem stems from an acute sports injury or a longstanding musculoskeletal imbalance, you need to treat the cause of your pain, not just the pain itself. Here at Cornerstone Chiropractic our Everett chiropractor, Dr. Lichfield, can do exactly that using natural, non-surgical methods.
The knee is tasked with some serious responsibilities. This hinge joint must be able to flex on command while still supporting and balancing your body weight. The tendons, ligaments, cartilage and other tissues that make up the joint are vulnerable to a wide range of stresses and strains, and injuries to them are far from uncommon. Sports injuries, for instance, can occur when the knee is impacted while the leg is planted, or even when it collides with the ground. Severe, sudden twisting in a car accident can tear the knee's supporting tissues and damage the cartilage.
Other injuries are related to repetitive strain, age-related wear and tear and spinal alignment problems. The sports injury known as runner's knee, for instance, can be caused by a combination of faulty running technique and an unbalanced spinal column. Osteoarthritis of the knee, a common complaint in which the knee cartilage degenerates and causes pain, can be accelerated or worsened by an incorrect stance or gait -- and by the extra weight burden of obesity.
Pain Management and Injury Treatment from Our Car Accident Chiropractor in Everett
While some knee problems may require reconstructive surgery, it's always best to explore your conservative, non-invasive options first. If you have twisted your knee and/or other parts of your skeleton in a car accident, for example, our car accident chiropractor can evaluate the misalignment and provide gentle adjustments to correct it. If you suffer from a chronic or recurring sports injury of the knee, we will evaluate your posture and spinal alignment to see whether the joint has been under unnatural strain from correctable imbalances. If you have been struggling with an arthritic knee, spinal adjustment can help redistribute your weight more evenly between both knees.
But spinal adjustment is only one of the knee injury and knee pain treatments we offer. Our Everett chiropractor may also recommend:
- Massage therapy to help injured muscles feel better and heal faster
- Physical therapy to help you rehab a sports or accident injury
- Lifestyle changes such as weight loss to remove stress from the knee
- Nutritional counseling and supplementation to support joint health and comfort
Contact Your Everett Chiropractor Today
Do not limp your way through life due to a stiff, painful or injured knee. Call (425) 379-6301 today to schedule an appointment with our Everett chiropractor at Cornerstone Chiropractic. We can help you get your symptoms under control and optimize your knee function!