Knee pain is one of the most common problems that many a chiropractic pain clinic in Memphis, TN can treat. Although it can be caused by different factors, it is often associated with spine or joint problems.
Dr. Kevin Wong, D.C., says in an article published on DynamicChiropractic.com that chiropractors perform “chiropractic adjustments” to treat knee pain:
In most cases of knee pain, the bones have misaligned according to the excessive foot pronation patterns we identified earlier: medial tibia, medial femur and medial/inferior patella. For these three adjustments, the patient should be sitting or supine with a pillow under their knee to prevent full extension or knee locking. The doctor stands to the side of the involved leg with the inferior hand grasping the proximal tibia and the superior hand grasping the distal thigh.
The chiropractors then pre-stress the bones from medial to lateral about the long axis of the bones. Afterwards, they proceed to applying a very gentle force on the affected area. For adjustments in the prone position, they often use a hand-held instrument to maneuver or de-rotate the bones back from medial to lateral.
Chiropractors may also advise patients to wear three-arch orthotics to support the feet, ankles, knees, and neck. In some cases, they also recommend the use of knee braces or elastic sports taping, as well as following rehabilitation exercise routines to facilitate the fast recovery of the ailing knees.
Dr. Wong also reminds chiropractors to examine their patients’ feet when diagnosing knee pain:
In some cases, it’s the body parts that aren’t hurting which help you understand the ones that are. The feet are a prime cause of problems that manifest throughout the body. If your patient has knee problems, make sure you check those feet. Having no pain does not mean they are fine!
There are many pain management clinics in Memphis that provide chiropractic adjustments for knee pain and other types of chronic pain. Chiropractic Memphis, a noted Memphis pain clinic, does not only diagnose and treat knee pain but also provides relief for arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and allergies, as well as pain in the back and shoulder, including those related to pregnancy.
(Info taken from “Not Too Pleased with Your Knees?”, Dynamic Chiropractic, October 1, 2013, Vol. 31, Issue 19)