Can Chiropractic Adjustments Be Used On Knees?

If you know anything about chiropractic care, you know that many people often turn to this treatment method in order to relieve pain and discomfort in their neck and back areas. However, chiropractic adjustments have the potential to do so much more than to just treat these limited areas. As it turns out, you can make an appointment with a doctor of chiropractic to treat your sore knees as well!

There’s a great article by Chiro Eco that really does a wonderful job in describing how chiropractic adjustments can improve mobility in the joints of the knees, while also potentially clearing up any inflammation in the area in order to relieve pain and soreness.

When you really take the time to think about how important our knees are, and how crucial of a role they play in getting us from point A to point B, it certainly makes sense that they would be one of the body parts that becomes most vulnerable to wear, tear, and any number of possible injuries or strains.

The knees ultimately carry the majority of our weight, so they are susceptible to feeling the impacts of conditions such as osteoporosis or weight gain. When people come into a chiropractic office complaining of knee aches and pains, they are most commonly suffering from reduced mobility in the surrounding joints and soft tissues. Since this loss of proper movement also causes a reduced ability to hold up weight, chiropractic adjustments may be necessary in order to restore the kneecaps so that they can function to the best of their ability.

When you first go in for a consultation with your local doctor of chiropractic, he or she will ask you for your medical history, including any sort of aches and pains you have experienced prior to this particular issue. This is so your chiropractor can get a proper assessment on your unique medical history, and plan what the best course of action may be for you going forward into the future treatments. After this, you will begin receiving chiropractic adjustments on the joints surrounding your knees and kneecaps.

During these adjustments, you may hear slight popping or cracking noises, but these are nothing to worry about, since it is just gas being released from air pockets in the area. Over the course of your treatments, you may begin to notice reduced inflammation and soreness in the area, and over time, you may be able to rely on your knees to be much more mobile and pliant than they previously were before treatment.

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