Over 11 million people will visit a medical physician this year because of knee pain, according to the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Our Jonesboro Chiropractors treat hundreds of knee sprains, ligament tears, fractures, and dislocations each year. The experience our Chiropractors possess, combined with the state-of-the-art resources our facilities are equipped with are why our patients are able to experience full and complete recoveries.
Depending on the cause of your knee pain, you may only require light treatment procedures that consist of using a brace or following through with physical therapy. If your injury is more in-depth or more complicated, ongoing visits with one of our Chiropractors may be necessary in order to completely restore your mobility.
If your knees should start to hurt after getting into some type of accident or because of stress that has built up over time, try following through with the RICE concept (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) for the first 24 hours. If your pain continues to linger, schedule a Chiropractic examination at our Jonesboro office. Our Chiropractors are specifically trained to treat musculoskeletal conditions that affect your mobility, range of motion, and functioning.
Your treatment will completely depend on the extent of your condition and depth of your injury. Other variables like age and family history also influence the type of recommendations your Chiropractor can provide. If you are unable to move your knee or notice significant inflammation, we can provide a number of Chiropractic techniques that help loosen the constricted tendons and ligaments that run through or attach to your knee. More intense conditions may require ongoing physical therapy sessions that focus on restrengthening your knees through light exercises and resistance training.
This consists of tearing your patellar or quadricep tendons, usually because of physical activity or age.
Dislocations take place when your kneecap becomes misaligned after being exposed to trauma. Patients who experienced some type of slip-and-fall or auto accident tend to require treatment for a dislocation.
This particular condition is often caused when your patella bone is exposed to significant trauma through physical activity or an accident.
Meniscal tears often occur as a direct result of unexpectedly pivoting, jumping, or twisting in some uncomfortable position. Because of how sensitive this particular area of your knee is, there is a high risk of developing chronic pain and/or arthritis if left untreated and improperly nurtured over time. Kids and athletes who participate in soccer, football, or track & field are more prone to this type of injury.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
Often caused by physical activity, football, basketball, and soccer players are more likely to sustain an ACL injury than other athletes because of the flow and type of impact connected to these particular sports.
Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
The risk of suffering a posterior cruciate ligament tear is at its greatest when your knee is slightly bent and exposed to some level of physical impact.
Chiropractic adjustments help remove built up stress that limits your mobility and causes pain. They are completely safe and pain-free.
Using a brace helps keep your knee in a controlled, locked position, which allows it to heal properly. Accidents that cause some type of fracture often require immobilization techniques.
Your personal Chiropractor may recommend that you follow through with ongoing physical therapy sessions in order to restrengthen the muscles and tendons that surround your knees.
Although everyone we treat is interested in getting back into their normal routine as soon as possible, each person’s recovery process is unique. The time that it takes for you to completely heal depends on a number of considerations including:
What you can expect is that if you prolong or delay treatment, your chances of developing some type of long-term or permanent pain greatly increases. Damaged tissue can begin to harden over time and develop painful calluses that can potentially lead to arthritis. Other types of injuries can cause your knee to become completely immobilized over time, forcing you to possibly depend on a wheelchair in order to transport yourself.
Our team of experienced Chiropractors treat hundreds of patients throughout the greater Jonesboro and Atlanta communities who suffer from some level of knee pain. We are equipped with a number of state of the art resources that identify the root causes of each injury; allowing us to offer the most appropriate form of treatment possible.
Each new patient is offered a consultation so that they have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have, as well as understand what their treatment process may look like. If your pain or injury has left you unable to move or drive, we can transport you to and from your office visits so that you are able to get help as soon as possible. You can call our office at (404) 602-0387 or visit us at 750 Mount Zion Road Jonesboro, GA 30236.