If you’ve ever had knee pain, then you know it can be one of the toughest things to deal with. Knee pain can be truly debilitating and limit movement to the extent that affects people’s lives. At Hawk Ridge Family Chiropractic in Lake St. Louis, Missouri, we’ve helped many of our patients with knee pain resume normal lives again.
The causes of knee pain are numerous. We understand that there are muscular causes and degenerative or infective ones. If we assess your knee and find it to require urgent medical attention, we’ll refer you to a doctor so you can get the adequate treatment you need.
There are entire chapters and books on the causes of knee pain. You can have knee pain due to problems with a ligament, meniscus, tendon, or muscle. You can also experience knee pain due to an infection.
Arthritis is one of the most common causes of knee pain overall. Osteoarthritis affects people over 50 years old and is due to wearing of the cartilage lining the knee joint. Rheumatoid and lupus arthritis occur in middle age and are autoimmune diseases. You might also have knee pain after surgery to the joint.
At Hawk Ridge Family Chiropractic, we can help with most knee problems. If it’s a muscular or ligamentous issue, we’ll have techniques to relieve the spasm and get you back to walking and running normally.
We also offer rehabilitation services. People with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis often have irreversible joint damage. The best treatment for them would be to control the disease, which is done by a doctor, and to help them resume their lives without restrictions.
While we won’t be able to undo any existing damage, we can help you have a wider range of motion. Our goal is to get you as close to normal as possible. We also help people with rehabilitation after knee surgery.
Understandably, living with knee pain is hard. Doing the exercises to get back to normal isn’t easy either. Together, we’ll make progress.