Our Diamond State Chiropractic in Newark, DE Can Help You Manage Your Knee Pain
At Diamond State Chiropractic, it's our mission to bring drug-free care to our community members who are dealing with a variety of acute and chronic aches and pains. Knee pain is one broad condition that affects a wide variety of people, from children to seniors. Our Newark chiropractor staff, Dr. Kristina Hollstein and Dr. Gregory Serge, have nearly 50 years of combined clinical practice and have seen firsthand just how effective chiropractic care can be for relieving pain and dysfunction in this important joint.
Common Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain is common among people who are obese or who may be dealing with other chronic health diseases such as osteoarthritis, gout, and septic arthritis. Oftentimes, knee pain occurs as a result of acute or chronic trauma at the joint, which is often seen within the context of sports.
Some specific injuries we see that can lead to knee pain include:
- Ligament sprains, both inside and outside of the knee joint
- Tendonitis and bursitis, which is inflammation of bursae or tendons (especially the quadriceps tendon and patellar tendon) surrounding the knee joint
- Chondromalacia, aka runner's knee, which is wearing down of the cartilage underneath the kneecap
- Meniscus injuries, which involves partial or complete tears of a protective and supportive cartilage inside the knee
In some cases, knee pain can even be referred from the hip or low back, especially if the hip is severely arthritic or if a spinal nerve root that branches into the leg is being impinged in the lumbar spine.
In addition to a painful joint, people with a knee injury may also complain of swelling, tenderness, the sound or sensation of clicking, popping, or grinding, the inability to bear weight on the affected leg or directly on the knee, difficulty climbing stairs or getting out of a chair, decreased range of motion at the knee, or the sensation that the knee is about to buckle or give out.
Knee Pain Treatment At Our Diamond State Chiropractic
Chiropractic adjustments may alleviate your knee pain because they have been shown to trigger the release of natural pain-killers in the body. Other knee pain services you can expect from a chiropractor in Newark include:
- Nutritional counseling
- Lifestyle, postural, and body mechanics assessment and counseling
- Corrective exercises
- Knee joint mobilizations
Tired of Dealing with Knee Pain? Visit Diamond State Chiropractic in Newark, DE For Natural Relief
Knee pain can disrupt your ability to work, work out, and simply walk around and participate in your day-to-day life. Call Diamond State Chiropractic in Newark, DE now at 302-892-9355 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced chiropractors!