Do you have knee pain in Santa Clara? Knee pain can either be acute or chronic. If you have acute knee pain, the pain has lasted less than three months. Chronic knee pain is characterized by pain and symptoms that last longer than three months. The good news is that our chiropractor in Santan Clara can diagnose the causes and help you with knee pain relief.
Possible Causes of Your Knee Pain
Knee pain can be caused by a variety of injuries and conditions, including arthritis, getting hit in the knee, and a sprain or strain. Other causes of knee pain include:
- Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
- Baker’s Cysts
- Cartilage Tears
- Damaged Cartilage
- Knee Dislocation
- Ligament Tears
- Runner’s Knee
- Weak Thigh Muscles
Symptoms of Knee Injuries and Conditions
Symptoms of knee injuries and conditions tend to vary with the person. In general, you may experience:
- Knee Pain
- Knee Stiffness
- Loss of Range of Motion of the Knee
- Odd Sounds, Like Popping or Grinding
- Swelling of the Knee
- Weakness in the Knee or Feeling as Though the Knee Will Give Out
Risk Factors for Experiencing Knee Pain
You may be more at risk for experiencing knee pain if you are overweight and an older adult. Individuals who participate in sports and regularly perform strenuous exercises are also at a heightened risk for experiencing a knee injury and pain.
Knee Pain Treatment in Santa Clara
Our chiropractor in Santa Clara can diagnose and treat your knee injury while helping you find knee pain relief. It all starts with an initial consultation where you talk with our chiropractor about your knee pain, when it started and your medical history. Then, our chiropractor explains the potential treatments and expected outcomes and timeframes. From there, we perform a physical examination and may take digital x-rays in order to see the extent of the damage to your knee. Once our chiropractor has a clear idea of the extent of your knee injury and its severity, an individualized knee pain treatment program will be developed for you.
Manual Chiropractic Adjustments
Manual chiropractic adjustments are effective at treating extremity joint pain and injuries, including knee pain. These adjustments are typically performed on a chiropractic table or chair. The adjustment is performed by our chiropractor, using his hands, forearms and elbows. The goal of manual chiropractic adjustments is to increase the range of motion of the affected joint, reduce inflammation and decrease recovery time.
An instrument adjustment is similar to a manual adjustment in that it is designed to help increase the range of motion of your joints, improve localized circulation, reduce inflammation and decrease healing times. However, these adjustments are performed using an instrument adjusting device. The device is placed against the affected joint and activated. Once activated, the device delivers a pulsing force to help the joint. Many people find instrument adjustments more comfortable than manual adjustments.
The Gonstead technique is another type of chiropractic adjustment. This particular technique utilizes certain criteria in order to fully analyze potential misalignments. Once the misalignments are located, a manual or instrument adjustment is used to correct the position of the joint and to help with the healing process.
Motion palpation involves feeling an injured joint and having you move the injuries area of your body through various movements, like bending and straightening your knee, in order to see, feel and hear how the joint functions. It is both a diagnostic technique and a way to determine which type of chiropractic adjustment or technique would be best for you.
Finding the Best Knee Pain Relief at Hoewisch Chiropractic in Santa Clara
If you’re looking for the best knee pain doctor in Santa Clara, look no further than our chiropractor at Hoewisch Chiropractic. We offer completely customized treatment programs that are non-invasive and natural, and our chiropractor has more than 35 years of experience in providing knee pain treatment to individuals of all ages. We offer no cost to your initial patient consultations, and we are a cash practice, which means you do not need to have medical insurance.
To learn more about how we can help you with your knee pain and schedule an appointment. Give us a call at (408) 985-8118