The knees are a critical part of your mobility, so when you are experiencing knee pain it can affect your quality of life. At NJ Spine and Wellness, our team works hard to help you find relief for knee pain. Below are some common questions about knee pain that our experts would love to answer for you.
Ask the Chiropractor: Common Knee Pain FAQs
Why visit a chiropractor for knee pain?
It may sound odd to visit a chiropractor for knee pain, but it is actually quite common. The doctor can work with the joints to relieve some of the gaseous pressure on the knee that may be exacerbating the pain you are feeling. Additionally, our chiropractors can tend to other musculoskeletal issues that may be putting more stress on these joints.
What are the common causes of knee pain?
About 95 percent of knee pain is caused by osteoarthritis, according to research. Osteoarthritis is directly caused by joint wear and tear, which is common in the knees since these joints handle so much weight when moving and stepping. However, knee injuries are also a source of knee pain, especially for those that play sports, jog or are highly active individuals. There are several parts of the knee that can sustain an injury.
Will knee pain go away on its own?
Knee pain can get better on its own with rest, especially after an injury. However, it is not uncommon for knee pain to persist long after an injury has healed. If this is the case for you, visiting a chiropractor may help you overcome some of the pain you are experiencing.
How can you prevent knee pain?
The number one thing you can do to help keep your knees from hurting is to maintain a healthy weight. Doing activities and exercises to keep the knee joints flexible is also important, such as walking and stretching regularly to help keep your knees limber. If you play sports or jog, pay attention to when your knees feel tired; fatigue is more likely to lead to an injury.
Contact Us To Help Relieve Your Knee Pain
Knee pain is not something to just let be and expect to get better; treatment is almost always required for your full recovery. Call our patient advocates today at (877) 333-NJSW to set up an appointment with one of our chiropractors in Matawan, Old Bridge or Freehold!