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By Shaw Chiropractic Center
June 17, 2016
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Knee Pain  

Is it difficult to walk, bend and get through the day because of knee pain? Chiropractic treatment can reduce your pain. Scott Shaw, D.C., your Richmond, VA chiropractor, is here to explain how chiropractic treatment can ease knee pain.

What causes knee pain?Knee Pain

Knee pain can occur for a variety of reasons. A fall can injure tendons, ligaments, cartilage or your meniscus. Wear and tear can lead to osteoarthritis or stress on your tibia can cause painful Osgood-Schlatter's disease. No matter what the cause, your chiropractor can offer treatments to relieve pain and increase mobility.

How can a chiropractor help me?

Your Richard chiropractor Dr. Shaw will perform a complete examination and ask you detailed information about your pain. He'll also want to know about the type of work you do, your hobbies and your favorite sports. In some cases, X-rays and other diagnostic tests can help him determine a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is identified, your chiropractor will discuss your treatment plan with you. Treatments may include:

  • Manipulations: Gentle manipulation of your knee will help move it into the proper alignment, which can reduce pain and other symptoms. Your chiropractor may also perform spinal manipulations, as knee pain may actually be caused by a misalignment of your spine.
  • Massage: Massage reduces painful inflammation and swelling and helps your injury heel.
  • Ultrasound: Ultrasound treatment reduces pain, decreases swelling, promotes healing and improves blood flow to allow toxins to be removed quicker.
  • Bracing: Bracing your knee allows you to move with less pain. The brace keeps your knee in the proper position, which allows it heal.
  • Exercises: Exercises to strengthen your knee can reduce pain and prevent another injury.
  • Cold laser: Cold laser therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process. 

Chiropractic treatment offers an excellent solution to knee pain. Call Scott Shaw, D.C., your Richmond chiropractor, at (804) 741-3068 to make an appointment. Relieve your knee pain with chiropractic care!

Scott Shaw, DC
Dr. Shaw is a graduate of the University of Florida and Life Chiropractic College. He has completed post graduate studies specializing in the Activator Methods chiropractic technique.

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