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By Shaw Chiropractic Center
February 15, 2017
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Knee Pain  

How your chiropractor in Richmond can helpknee pain

You don’t have to be an athlete or play sports to suffer from knee pain. Pain in your knees can be debilitating, keeping you from walking, standing and moving around. The good news is your chiropractor can help relieve your knee pain so you can get back to your life. Dr. Scott Shaw at Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond, VA, wants to help you heal.

There are several causes of knee pain including:

  • Arthritis, which can include osteoarthritis from wear-and-tear and aging, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune condition; cartilage between your joints is destroyed, resulting in a stiff, immovable, painful knee joint.
  • Injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures due to sudden changes in direction; other types of injuries include tendonitis, muscle strain and bursitis. Injuries can result in loss of mobility and flexibility in your knee.
  • Mechanical issues, including a loose piece of bone or cartilage in your knee; another example is if you are having hip and foot pain and are changing the way you walk. This change in gait can cause stress on your knees causing knee pain.

Your chiropractor can help ease the stress on your knees and relieve your knee pain with these suggested treatments:

  • Icing and heat therapy to decrease swelling and increase circulation
  • Muscle strengthening and balance exercises
  • A gentle manipulation of your knee
  • Training to correct movement problems

Your knees perform an important function and help you move. They may need your help to take care of them, especially as you get older. No matter what is causing your knee pain, your chiropractor can help. For more information about knee pain treatment call Dr. Shaw at Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond, VA. Take care of your knees by calling (804) 741-3068 today!

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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