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Knee Pain Treated by Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center in Fresno, California
If you have knee pain, you know it can sometimes make it nearly impossible to get from place to place. Pain relievers stop the pain so you can walk and live life normally, but they only provide temporary relief. If you want to find the optimal level of pain relief without harmful side effects, you can contact Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center, serving Fresno, California, and the surrounding area.
About the Structure of Your Knee
Your knee is where the femur and tibia meet at the main knee joint. This joint helps your knee bend using tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. You use your knee quite frequently, considering you use it every time you walk. Since it's a joint you use frequently, it's susceptible to wear and tear damage and injury.
Chronic and Acute Knee Pain
If you experience chronic knee pain, it means you have it on a regular basis, and the problem will last, possibly your entire life. Osteoarthritis is one cause of chronic knee pain. It happens as a result of damage to the cartilage at the end of the bones. You could also have rheumatoid arthritis, which occurs when your immune system begins attacking the cells in your knee joint. It's possible for degenerative joint disease to cause chronic knee pain as well.
Acute knee pain, on the other hand, is pain that occurs only for a short time, usually because of an injury or overuse. You could have tendonitis, a condition when your tendons swell. You might rupture or tear a tendon. Sprains or strains are a possibility as well. Other possible causes of knee pain include the following:
- Knee bursae
- Dislocated knee
- Frozen knee
How a Chiropractor Can Help Knee Pain
It doesn't matter whether you have acute or chronic knee pain, a chiropractor from Fresno, California can help. The first step of the treatment process consists of the chiropractor evaluating your medical history and possibly taking imaging. Next, the chiropractor uses this information to diagnose your problem.
After our chiropractor diagnoses the cause of your pain, he plans a course of action that helps you reduce pain and promote healing. For instance, he may recommend you go through exercise therapy, which is a treatment where our chiropractor guides you through knee exercises that stretch the soft tissue. Knee exercises increase the range of motion and function of your knee.
Our chiropractor might advise you to wear a brace if exercise therapy isn't enough. The brace holds your knee in place, which can decrease how much pressure the soft tissue in your knee experiences. During your appointment, our chiropractor may also educate you on lifestyle changes you can make to prevent an injury in the future.
Contact Our Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center in Fresno, CA
Schedule an appointment today for natural pain relief in the Fresno, California area at Sunnyside Wellness and Chiropractic Center by calling 559-454-1000.