Knee Pain Treatment at Poirier Chiropractic
If you are suffering from knee pain, our chiropractic care can help relieve your symptoms of pain and discomfort. Knee pain can occur for a variety of reasons. Depending on the cause of your knee pain, our chiropractors can help you find natural relief and restore your health using various treatment options at our office. If you live in or around the Shelby Township area and are in need of quality chiropractic care, contact our team at Poirier Chiropractic to schedule your first consultation today.
What Causes Knee Pain?
The proper treatment for knee pain is primarily determined by the cause of the condition. Our chiropractor will provide a thorough diagnosis of a patient's medical history and current health to understand the root cause of their knee pain. We can assess whether the knee pain is caused by an injury, mechanical problems, or arthritis. This will help us recommend the appropriate treatment plan customized to the patient's unique needs.
Knee injuries affect ligaments, tendons, joints, fluid-filled bursae sacks around the joints, bones, or cartilage of the knee. Common injuries include fractures of the bones, torn meniscus, knee bursitis, tendinitis, and ACL injuries. ACL injuries are common in sports where the anterior cruciate ligament between your shin and thigh tears due to a sudden change in direction. Many of these injuries occur due to sporting activities like running, cycling, basketball, or other sports where jumping is prevalent.
Sometimes knee pain is due to issues occurring in other areas of the body. Pain in the hips or feet can alter walking and lead to knee pain. Our chiropractor can determine if this is the case and treat both the source of the problem as well as the resulting knee pain. Patients also experience knee pain caused by the band of tissue that runs from your hip to your knee becoming tight. This is a common issue for distance runners.
There are many types of arthritis, but some are more common than others. The most common type is osteoarthritis, caused by deterioration of the cartilage in the knee, commonly caused by aging. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that can also occur. Gout happens due to the build-up of uric acid. Although gout is mainly known to affect the big toe, it can also affect the knee. Pseudogout can also occur due to calcium build-up in the joint fluid.
Contact Us for Knee Pain Relief from Our Chiropractor in Shelby Township, MI
No matter what the cause of your knee pain is, it is crucial to seek natural relief to improve your health and prevent the pain from reoccurring. Our chiropractor provides both manual and machine-assisted therapies that can help treat the root cause of the pain or discomfort. At Poirier Chiropractic in Shelby Township, MI, we are committed to helping patients find natural relief and work with them throughout their wellness journey. To learn more about how we can help or to schedule an appointment, contact us at (586) 566-5005.