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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.

By Shaw Chiropractic Center
January 02, 2019
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Back Pain   Knee Pain   Neck Pain   Headaches  

Struggling with chronic stiffness, pain, and discomfort are all signs that you may need to see a chiropractor. Chiropractors utilize a variety of non-invasive methods and techniques for alleviating pain and discomfort, reducing inflammation, minimizing joint stiffness, improving Body Painflexibility, and increasing range of motion. Dr. Scott Shaw is your Richmond chiropractor for these treatments—read below to learn more!

Signs That You Need To See a Chiropractor

There are several signs and symptoms that can indicate you may need to see a chiropractor, including:

  • Lower back pain
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Chronic muscle and joint pain
  • Shooting pain in the legs
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Limited range of motion

Conditions Treated by Chiropractors

Chiropractors can treat the symptoms associated with a wide range of conditions, whether due to an injury or a medical condition, such as arthritis. Symptoms such as pain, discomfort, and stiffness can be treated by a chiropractor through a variety of chiropractic techniques. Specific conditions that can be treated by chiropractors include:

  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Neck and back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • PMS pain
  • Chronic sinus infections

Chiropractic Treatment Methods

Several chiropractic treatments and techniques exist for alleviating the symptoms of numerous injuries and conditions. Two common chiropractic techniques include spinal manipulation and soft tissue massage. Spinal manipulation involves realignment of the vertebrae along the spine, which can reduce pressure on the joints, decrease swelling, minimize pain, and improve mobility and range of motion. Soft tissue massage is a therapeutic technique for improving circulation and reducing inflammation of the joints.

Interested? Give our Richmond Office a Call!

If you struggle with any of the signs or symptoms already listed, see a chiropractor for treatment as soon as possible so that you can experience relief from any pain or discomfort you are experiencing. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shaw's Richmond office call (804) 741-3068 today!

By Shaw Chiropractic Center
March 23, 2018
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Knee Pain  

Many people think that a chiropractor can only help with problems associated with back pain, but the scope of their practice goes far knee painbeyond that one area of the body. Chiropractic care is actually designed to be holistically helpful, changing the way the body's systems work together for optimal comfort and wellness. Dr. Scott Shaw of Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond, VA can show you how chiropractic medicine can help with knee pain.

What's causing my knee pain?

Sometimes the cause of your knee pain is obvious; slipping and falling on ice, for example. But many patients who visit their Richmond chiropractor with knee pain are dealing with classic "wear and tear." The knees help to support the majority of your body weight, so it's no wonder that they are subject to inflammation and mobility problems. Posture issues, improper footwear, or obesity can all manifest themselves in the form of chronic knee pain, which can be very frustrating, especially when medication or activity reduction doesn't bring you the relief you need to perform daily activities. Fortunately, that's where Dr. Shaw comes in!

How can a chiropractor help my knee pain?

After determining the cause of your knee pain, your Richmond chiropractor will work with you to devise a treatment plan that helps to restore motion and reduce the discomfort you're feeling. Many of our patients at Shaw Chiropractic Center respond well to a combination of treatment methods, which may include adjusting the joints around the knee, spinal manipulation to help redistribute the body's weight and pressure points, and physical therapy exercises to do at home between appointments.

To set up an evaluation for your knee pain or any other mobility issues you've been experiencing, contact Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond, VA today. We look forward to helping you achieve a whole-body approach to wellness!

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!

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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