Chiropractic care for knee pain at Bolz Chiropractic is always an option for patients whenever bracing and medication fail to provide long-term relief. You can also consider it as the first line of treatment for you or your child if you prefer to avoid the side effects of drugs or invasive knee surgery. Our Topeka chiropractor is trained to diagnose and treat adults, children, and athletes who suffered a knee injury or experience pain because of a medical condition.
It's All about the Knee Joint
Your knee is a complex hinge joint sporting the knee cap, thighbone, and shinbone. The bones are kept in place by muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. The knee joint is strong and formidable, yet vulnerable to injuries and wear and tear. Not many people stop and think of their knees until pain strikes!
Common Causes of Knee Pain
Common culprits include overuse, arthritis, physical imbalances, obesity, and trauma to the knee from a fall, sports injury, or motor vehicle collision. Common injuries or conditions include:
- Frozen knee
- Tendon tears
- Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)
- Tendinitis (inflammation of a tendon)
- Knee bursitis (inflamed bursae)
- Muscle strains and ligament sprains
- Fracture or dislocation (knee cap, tibia, or femur)
Typical Symptoms of Knee Dysfunction
Signs and symptoms of knee dysfunction include:
- Dull, sharp, or disabling pain
- Trouble bending or flexing the knee joint
- Swelling, tenderness, or stiffness around the knee
- Popping, grinding, or clicking sounds
- Knee buckles or gives out
Knee Pain Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Topeka, KS
RICE therapy (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) may help relieve the pain at first. However, underlying injuries will likely need to be diagnosed and treated appropriately. Dr. Timothy Bolz can examine and x-ray the knee to figure out why and how to treat you.
Dislocations or bone misalignments can be corrected with chiropractic knee adjustments. This involves a quick technique where Dr. Bolz mobilizes and repositions the joint or bone. Realignment reduces inflammation and pain and increases mobility.
Spinal adjustments can help minimize stress on the knee from imbalances linked to vertebral misalignments. Adjustments, along with massage therapy, corrective exercises, and lifestyle changes can help speed up your recovery. You should be able to get back in the game sooner or enjoy the activities you love.
Our Knee Pain Chiropractor Can Help Get You Back on Your Feet
Knee treatment at Bolz Chiropractic in Topeka, Kansas, is safe and gentle and can be delivered alongside your doctor-prescribed treatments. Routine care may even help rebuild and restore the knee to a point where surgery is no longer required. Call (785) 272-2090 to request a consultation.