There are two main causes of knee pain:
- Knee pain can be the result of a sudden stress that can cause injuries ranging from strains and sprains to a dislocated kneecap.
- And knee pain can be due to a 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 Chiropractic 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.
New York State law requires that all insurance carriers pay for Chiropractic care. Most insurance plans are accepted without an outside referral by your doctor or insurance carrier.
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