By Frank E. Kaden, D.C. Chiropractic, Inc.
Knee pain is a frequent issue for patients in our Redondo Beach chiropractic practice, and Dr. Kaden has successfully provided many of these people relief. This is mostly because chiropractic care has been found to help with many kinds of knee pain.
For instance, some patients encounter pain in and around the knee area due to degenerative arthritis. Research has shown that this condition responds very well to chiropractic–and rather quickly, too. In fact, one study published in The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association found that people with osteoarthritis in their knees felt considerable pain relief and improved function after just two weeks of chiropractic care.
If your knee pain is caused by a medial meniscus tear, chiropractic could likely help with that as well. One case reported that integrating chiropractic with soft tissue treatment, rest, ice, and compression on the affected knee helped lower the intensity of the pain.
Clearly, sometimes a knee replacement surgery is required in order to rectify the issue, and if that’s the case, chiropractic care can also help improve the outcome. How?
Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Knee Pain
Research has shown that people with low back pain frequently have less positive outcomes after knee surgery. Therefore, dealing with your back pain through chiropractic prior to having a total knee arthroplasty can help with your post-surgery recovery.
No matter what your knee issue, Dr. Kaden can likely help. Call our Redondo Beach office today and find out what we can do for you!
- Pollard H et al. (2008, December). The effect of a manual therapy knee protocol on osteoarthritic knee pain: a randomised controlled trial. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;52(4):229-42
Boyle J et al. (2014, March). Influence of low back pain on total knee arthroplasty outcome. Knee;21(2):410-4
- Jarosz B & Ames R. (2010, December). Chiropractic management of a medial meniscus tear in a patient with tibiofemoral degeneration: a case report. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine;9(4):200-8