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Knee Pain NYC - Knee Pain Treatment NYC Options
Knee pain can affect anyone, though it’s most common in runners and other weekend warriors.
The knee is the joint that connects the thigh with the lower leg. Because it has to support nearly the weight of the whole body, it’s constantly subject to physical stress. The bones, surrounding muscle and the soft tissue that connect them (tendons and ligaments) are all prone to injury and inflammation, which can cause pain. The good news is that most knee pain can be successfully treated without surgery.
There are two main causes of knee pain:
- a sudden stress that can cause injuries ranging from strains and sprains to a dislocated kneecap.
- And prolonged stress over time that can cause wear and tear, as occurs in arthritis.
While pain can be treated with medication, it’s always better to treat it at its source. Instead of just relieving pain, this stops the pain from occurring in the first place.
Some knee pain treatments can effectively reduce or eliminate pain from nearly all knee injuries. Rest alone can often cure pain from simple strains and sprains. Physical therapy strengthens the muscles around the knee and helps reduce pain in most types of knee injuries. But effective treatment of knee pain usually depends on knowing exactly what’s causing the pain.
Knee pain caused by running can often be eliminated with orthotics, custom-made shoe inserts that help redistribute the body’s weight away from the knee while running. Knee pain from inflammation often responds well to Kinesio Taping, which helps take pressure off of inflamed areas, reducing or eliminating pain. And its special tape is elastic enough to provide full range of motion in the knee–even for athletes. The pain from inflamed tendons and ligaments that accompanies arthritis can sometimes be helped by cold laser therapy, a state-of-the-art technique that reduces inflammation and speeds healing.
These are just a few examples of specific treatments. The large number of working parts in and around the knee means that there are a tremendous variety of knee injuries. And each one responds best to a different treatment.
The key to successful treatment of knee pain is a thorough examination to find its cause. The NYC Cchiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center, we have multiple specialists under one roof. This means we’re familiar with sports-related injuries as well as injuries that occur from the stress of day-to-day living. And once the cause is diagnosed, there’s a professional at our Soho / West Village New York office who knows how to treat it and the facilities to do so.