Treatment For Chronic Knee Pain

Chronic knee pain can be a serious interference with your daily life. When you have chronic knee pain, everything from waking up in the morning, to walking over to your kitchen to pour a cup of coffee shoots pain up and down your leg. It can keep you from leaving your home, participating in athletic activity, and even make your desk job uncomfortable. There are a number of reasons why one might be suffering from chronic knee pain, including past injuries or even growing older.
Many chronic knee pain symptoms stem from damage to ligaments, cartilage, menisci, and bones around the knee joint. The knees are the primary weight bearing joint in the human skeleton, so you can imagine how much wear they go through. There are certain ways that you can go about treating chronic knee pain. Some who suffer from chronic knee pain treat their symptoms with pain medication. This is fine, once in awhile, but pain killers have been shown to cause stomach bleeding. Cortisone shots are also great for treating the pain, but they do not treat the source of the problem.
Chiropractic care is a safe, drug free approach to targeting the pain at its source. Many knee problems can be the result of bio-mechanical problems. It is always a best to rule out any diseases or orthopedic conditions with a general practice physician first. When medical entities such as diseases or orthopedic conditions have been eliminated as possibilities, a bio-mechanical causation becomes more probable. This is where chiropractic care comes in to help reduce pain and solve the problem at its source.
For more information about treatment for chronic knee pain, request an appointment or call Ribley Family Chiropractic in Woodstock, GA at 770.592.2505