Knees are an important base to our bodies and how they function with movement and stress. The knee bares a lot of weight through physical activities such as standing, walking, running, jumping, and playing sports. Weight-bearing joints are vulnerable to injury or chronic pain, and the knees are no exception. The cause of knee pain can range from a specific injury to arthritic changes that occur over periods of time. Years of incorrect spinal alignment may have thrown off your body's ability to balance itself evenly, which in turn can lead to a process of degeneration and a possible cause of arthritis. It is also possible that misalignments of the spine have developed after damage to the knee was done which can create further damage to the knee and other areas of the body. A misalignment damaging the knees may also originate in the hips, ankles or feet. Damage to the knees can also stem from congenital disorders of the hip, knee or foot and ankle. Some conditions can include development dysplasia of the hip, bow-legged or knock-kneed, and toeing in or toeing out. Another risk factor for any pain in weight baring joints is carrying excess weight.
Causes of Knee Pain
· Meniscal injuries
· Ligamentous injuries
· Tendon Injuries
· Muscle tightness
· Joint misalignments of the knee
· Previous Trauma
· Foot, ankle or hip problems
· Low back misalignments and injuries
At Clark Chiropractic we utilize many different treatments to get the best results and customize treatments for each patient. We use a state of the art digital x-ray machine to get an in-depth look at what each person has going on to determine the best treatment plan; utilizing therapies, such as electrical stim, ultrasound, traction, myofascial release, light and infrared therapy, trigger therapy, cupping, and CBD treatments helps to get results quicker and more effectively. Our Chiropractors are capable of using many different styles of adjusting to meet the needs of each individual patient. In conjunction with or as a stand-alone treatment, our doctors also perform acupuncture.