With today’s increasingly active society, the number of knee problems is increasing. Knee pain has a wide variety of specific causes and treatments. The knee joint’s main function is to bend, straighten, and bear the weight of the body, along with the ankles and hips. The knee, more than just a simple hinged joint, however, also twists and rotates. In order to perform all of these actions and to support the entire body while doing so, the knee relies on a number of structures including bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage.
Chiropractic for knee pain includes a thorough examination of the muscles, ligaments, joints, posture and gait, as well as discussing past injuries and lifestyle habits that may be contributing to your knee pain. A Chiropractor will address the issues in and around the knee from the pain, but will also investigate if other alignment issues in other areas of the body may actually be the true cause of the knee pain, or at least contributing to it. For example, limited range of motion in the hips or tightness in the lower back can place excessive strain on the knees which can be painful. A very common contributing factor to knee pain is change in function of the feet. Most of the adult population has some degree of excessive pronation of the feet. In fact, most people with excessive pronation do not get foot pain, if they experience pain as a result of the foot dysfunction, it is in the knee, hip or lower back. With the right chiropractic care, issues such as these can be corrected so you can live pain-free.
Most conditions that cause knee pain respond well to conservative chiropractic treatment and do not require surgery. Chiropractic care for knee pain relief generally includes several techniques, each chosen to relieve specific causes of knee pain. This may include:
Chiropractic adjustments Gentle, controlled, and directed adjustments delivered to your knee and spinal joints and tissues to restore optimal movement and function.
Myofascial Release Knee pain can be associated with overly tight and over worked muscles in the legs, hip and low back. MFR works with the muscles and the soft tissues between the muscles to relax them and optimise their function. Similar to massage, MFR is a more focused and deep treatment of the soft tissues to relieve pain and restore movement.
Active Release Technique (ART): This is a very targeted treatment of specific regions in the muscles and other soft tissues to release scar tissue, and improve muscle function. This is also effective for restoring motion of the meniscus, one of the more common causes of knee pain.
Rehabilitation Teaching you methods to help prevent your knee pain in the future! Rehabilitation incorporates stretches, exercises and foam rolling, which can be performed in the comfort of your own home or at your work place.
USE IT OR LOSE IT by December 31st!
Did you know that you lose private health fund benefits each year? Most of our patients are unaware of this, so we thought we should let you know.
NOW is the time to use your entitlement before it’s lost forever for treatment in our practice! Choose to use your health fund entitlement today.
Most health funds allow extras claims only for the duration of 12 months, usually from January till December.
Unused claims generally DO NOT carry over to the next year or, so this means…
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With health fund rebates available on the spot, you can use your health fund benefit to achieve a pain free life, get a check up, recover from injury, get back into your rehab classes, and simply be as healthy as you can be!
The CHOICE is yours but as I have mentioned earlier – you must USE IT or you will LOSE IT by 31st December!
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