Knee pain and dysfunction are particularly common among athletes, physically active individuals, and the elderly. Even if you don't fall into one of these groups, knee pain can significantly impact your daily activities. Treating knee pain as soon as possible will help to avoid future issues. Not addressing a knee problem early can lead to ankle problems as well as lower back pain as your body tries to compensate for the disfunctional knee.
Those who engage in sports on a regular basis often experience knee pain due to trauma and overuse, whereas the elderly usually experience knee pain due to arthritis. Our approach to addressing knee pain is very unique and produces rapid results for both groups.
Knee pain is often caused by acute injuries such as meniscus or ACL tears, ITB syndrome (runners knee), and sprains. These can benefit greatly from the therapies we provide. Chronic pain from conditions such as osteoarthritis, Osgood Schlatters disease, and Plica syndrome also benefit from our therapies but can take longer to resolve. The last type of knee pain is referred pain from the lower back and hip region.
Once we have ruled out any underlying disease or problem, the most common causes of knee pain are mechanical in nature. Often knee pain starts in the lower back, pelvis, and hip area.
If these areas are not well-balanced, it changes your posture. Poor posture and spinal alignment can lead to unnecessary weight on the knee joints, which can result in knee pain.
At Zalben Zone Chiropractic we have great results treating the knee for both physically active people and the elderly. Chiropractic adjustments are designed to correct your underlying spinal alignment and posture. Having correct spinal alignment takes pressure off the joints of your spine, knee joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. This removal of pressure allows the body to heal naturally, as nature intended. Taking pressure off your knee joints, allows everything to recover.
At Zalben Zone Chiropractic, our focus is to get you the results you want. We will get rid of your pain, and if you want to prevent future issues as well, we will devise a treatment plan. On top of correcting the underlying cause of your problem—your spinal alignment—we tailor specific rehabilitation exercises, give you lifestyle and ergonomic advice, and provide periodic maintenance adjustments. The combination of these helps you to live a healthy life free of pain.