Knee Pain Treatment: Beyond REST
When most people have knee pain, they usually understand the use of REST: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. And although in some cases, this can be highly effective, in others, solving the problem, especially when the cause is simply overuse, requires more advanced treatment. This treatment can include extensive chiropractic care such as the treatment provided by East Bank Chiropractic Health Center in either Chicago or River North, IL.
Knee Pain and Determining Treatment
If you have knee pain, sometimes the direct cause of the pain may be unknown. This is perfectly natural since knee pain can be caused by any number of factors. After all, any physical actions performed, whether it is as simple as walking or as intense as snowboarding, cause strong forces on your knee joints. Are you getting older? It could be caused by osteoarthritis. Are you inactive? It could be caused by newly using previously unused muscles and joints. Did you just finish a tennis game or slide into second base? It's very common to accidentally overuse or misuse a knee joint.
Once you do experience knee pain it's important that you first understand what you did to cause it in order to find a solution and get relief. By examining your history, a qualified chiropractor will follow up with a comprehensive examination to find a cause. This step is usually fairly easy to accomplish. It is after this that a diagnosis can be determined.
After Knee Pain
After the cause of your knee pain is found, a chiropractor can use their skills to provide relief from your pain. This controlled force and manipulation is able to realign and decompress joints and often provides the restoration of proper mobility and function in the joint. Sometimes, depending on the extent of your injury and pain, this might take several visits to your chiropractor at East Bank Chiropractic Health Center. However long it takes for your recovery, you will probably learn a considerable amount about how your body works and responds to what you demand of it. Working with your chiropractor you will not only get relief from your knee pain, but you will also learn how to prevent or minimize the chances that you will have this pain in the future.
Whatever the source of your knee pain is, you should check into East Bank Chiropractic Health Center to make sure that not only will you solve any existing pain problems, but that you will have a friend in your pursuit of a pain-free life. All it takes is one phone call to restore pain-free living in your future. Call us today for an appointment at one of our two locations we have for your convenience. Knee pain is not inevitable. It can be cured at East Bank Chiropractic Health Center.