Knee pain and dysfunction is a very common problem, especially in athletic groups and the older population. Knee issues can be very debilitating as it affects the way we walk and stand, leading to many other body problems if not dealt with.
Common conditions associated with knee pain include: local muscle and ligament strains and sprains, ligament rupture (ACL etc), meniscus injury, arthritic presentations (degeneration), Osgood Schlatter’s disease, knee bursitis, ITB syndrome, patella tendinopathies, referred pain from hip and low back problems, along with many other diseases.
Knee pain is often felt as a sharp intense pain around the joint region or as a diffuse, nonspecific ache. It can feel stiff and rigid accompanied with crepitus (noises) on movement. Usually it is difficult to walk up and down stairs, get out of a chair, or do a squat at the gym.
There are many causes of knee pain, although many have similar mechanisms such as:
If serious pathology or disease is ruled out, then most knee problems are related to poor structural alignment. This leads to muscle imbalances and improper use of the lower limb/leg.
When spine and pelvis are dysfunctional it can lead to referred pressure and pain into the leg, especially the knee. The knee in general is one of the bodies’ largest compensatory joints and takes on the extra workload when posture is poor.
Our Chiropractic method, Advanced Bio-Structural Correction™ (ABC™) is a hands on therapy that corrects spinal alignment and posture.
ABC™ is a therapy that looks at the body as a whole and not just individual parts operating separately from each other. By acknowledging that the body is a single, whole functioning unit, we can get to the root of your body issues and truly correct them while preventing issues from developing in the future.
Correcting your structural alignment from top to bottom takes pressure off the muscles, ligaments, discs, and nerves in your back. Removing these pressures helps the body to heal naturally.
ABC™ consists broadly of manoeuvres such as spinal stretches, hands on adjustments of the spine, ribs, and lower extremities which result in consistent and predictable results including postural correction.
Correcting your spinal alignment with Advanced Bio- Structural Correction™ helps you get real and immediate relief knee pain, as well as preventing the problem from returning in the future. In short, ABC™ is a holistic healthcare system aimed at not only improving symptoms but helping bodies to function and feel their best.
By improving posture through this therapy, one will notice ease in breathing, clarity in the head, and often a sense balance in the body.
At Total Balance Chiropractic our goal is to fix bodies and help prevent injuries from returning. Ultimately, we want to make your body work well so you can enjoy life uninhibited by pain ensuring you have quality of life not just quantity. Once posture is corrected, it is recommended to keep it in good shape. This is best managed through a protective adjustment periodically, along with our advice around day to day living.