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By Scott Shaw, DC
December 19, 2019
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Knee Pain  

Find out how traditional chiropractic care could improve your knee pain.

Are you dealing with chronic knee pain? If you said “yes” you aren’t alone. In fact, knee pain is the second most common cause of chronic pain in the US, affecting millions of American adults. Furthermore, about one-third of all Americans report having experienced knee pain at some point during their lifetime. If you are living with knee pain in Richmond, VA, find out how our chiropractor Dr. Scott Shaw can help you.

Causes of Knee Pain

There are many reasons why someone may be experiencing knee pain, which is why it’s important to turn to our chiropractor in Richmond, VA, for a proper diagnosis. While not all conditions and injuries can be treated through chiropractic care, we can treat knee pain caused by,

  • Arthritis
  • Ligament damage
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Structural misalignments within the body
  • Overuse injuries
  • Repetitive stress
  • Torn cartilage

Determining the cause of your knee pain is the first thing your chiropractor will do during your evaluation. Finding out the cause of your pain will bring you one step closer to getting the specialized treatment you need to alleviate pain.

When Chiropractic Care Can Help

Here at Shaw Chiropractic Center, we offer a wide range of chiropractic and manipulative therapies to treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries, diseases and conditions. If you are dealing with knee pain here are some of the chiropractic techniques that can help:

Spinal adjustment: This is usually what people think of when they think of chiropractic care. Misalignments within the spine also lead to imbalances throughout the body, which can put additional pressure on the knees. By getting regular spinal adjustments to realign the spine our chiropractic team can reduce pain and inflammation while improving functionality and mobility of the knees.

Trigger point therapy: If you have trigger points (hypersensitive areas of tissue) in the thighs this too can affect the knee joint. By providing trigger point therapy we can reduce buckling or weakness in the knees.

Posture training: If you have poor posture (and let’s face it; many people who sit at a desk all day do) this can also be affecting the joints and muscles of the knees. In this case, our chiropractor can evaluate your posture to provide you with exercises and habits to correct the problem.

Lifestyle changes: If knee pain is due to problems such as obesity then our chiropractor can also recommend lifestyle changes including creating a new exercise routine that can help patients lose weight safely to take the pressure off their joints.

Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond, VA, is dedicated to providing customized and comprehensive chiropractic care to patients of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles. Whether you are a senior citizen or an athlete who is dealing with knee pain, chiropractic care may be able to help you.

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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