Knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems, thanks to the joint’s twisting, turning, and bending, not to mention carrying the weight of your body. Chiropractic care is very effective for knee pain, and Dr. Richard R. Cobb at Cobb Chiropractic in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has the expertise to develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Schedule an appointment so that you can get on the road to healing and recovery from knee pain.
Knee pain arises from several causes that can be effectively treated by a chiropractor:
If you have a fractured knee or a torn muscle, ligament, or tendon, you’ll need medical treatment. However, Dr. Cobb can continue to work with you throughout your rehabilitation with a chiropractic, exercise, and nutrition regimen to fully restore your knee.
Chiropractic care relieves the pain and stiffness caused by knee arthritis, especially osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that gradually develops as daily wear-and-tear erodes cartilage.
Cartilage cushions and protects bones so they can easily and painlessly move. As it deteriorates, bone rubs against bone, causing pain, loss of motion, and inflammation. First line treatment for osteoarthritis is staying active, and chiropractic treatment makes it easier to reach that goal.
Chiropractic treatment relieves knee pain, improves range of motion, and strengthens muscles, ligaments, and tendons. However, there’s another way that chiropractic care makes a significant difference.
As you adjust the way you move to avoid knee pain or accommodate for stiffness, you put significant stress on other bones and muscles. This shifts the typical dynamics of your body and puts your spine out of balance. Chiropractic treatment is uniquely qualified to treat this whole body imbalance.
When you meet with Dr. Cobb, his first priority is to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. This can be accomplished with kinesiology tape to support and stabilize the knee without interfering with movement.
The next step is to get the knee back to normal, so it functions the way it should, and you can stay active without pain. This step is accomplished with chiropractic treatments such as knee manipulation and mobilization, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial techniques that increase mobility and decrease pain.
Finally, Dr. Cobb develops a rehabilitation program to prevent future problems by improving strength, stability, and balance. As Dr. Cobb treats your knee, he also evaluates and treats your hips, feet, and spine to ensure your body is in balance.