Align Healing Center Inc.
Chiropractic & Functional Medicine located in Danville, CA
Knee pain is among the most common types of joint pain and can have serious negative effects on your quality of life and your overall health. At Align Healing Center in Danville, California, a team of professionals offers numerous treatments that can relieve knee pain and get you back on your feet. Book a complimentary consultation today to learn more, and to discuss how a holistic approach to pain management can work for you. Online scheduling is available, or you can always call to speak with a member of the administrative staff.
Knee Pain Q & A
Why is it important to treat knee pain?
Your knees undergo a great deal of strain each and every day. They are a critical component of human mobility and enable you to walk, squat, sit, and perform innumerable tasks. When something goes wrong within your knee joint, serious pain can follow.
But pain isn’t the sole concern. It’s the limitations that pain places on your daily life that can be the real danger. Chronic knee pain can limit your social activities and lead to increasing isolation. It can also keep you from being active, which can quickly develop into a downward health spiral that can affect your heart health and leave you at risk of multiple other health problems.
Knee pain can often be resolved in the early stages when the damage has not progressed to the point that surgical intervention is necessary. It’s important to listen to the messages your body is sending you, and to schedule a diagnostic exam at Align Healing Center as soon as knee pain becomes a frequent event.
What causes knee pain?
Your knee joints take a great deal of wear and tear over the years, and are also subject to many types of injury. Some of the more common causes of knee pain include:
- Trauma or sports injury
- Loose bodies in the joint
- Dislocated kneecap
- Knee Surgery
These are just some of the issues that can lead to significant knee pain. A solid treatment plan depends on accurate diagnosis, so don’t hesitate to come in for a thorough exam at Align Healing Center if knee pain persists for more than a few days.
How is knee pain treated?
There are many ways to address knee pain, and your specific treatment path depends on your overall health and your unique set of needs. Manual therapy like joint manipulation and joint mobilization can help address alignment issues in your knee joint. If the problem stems from spinal misalignment or problems in your hip joints, the focus is on correcting those issues to take strain off your knees.
Laser pain therapy is another approach available through Align Healing Center. This technique uses a low-level laser to create heat deep within your knee. That heat prompts your body’s natural healing process by opening the flow of water and nutrients to the affected area. With water and nutrients reaching this area, the healing process can begin, providing reduced inflammation and increased pain relief.
Laser pain therapy can promote improved circulation, reduce inflammation, encourage cellular turnover, and release endorphins that mask pain naturally. This approach is quickly becoming a preferred treatment for knee pain and many other painful conditions.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can also relieve knee pain. This powerful solution is created from a small amount of your own blood and contains special proteins called growth factors that support cellular regeneration. When injected into a damaged knee joint, PRP can help lessen swelling and promote healing.
To explore laser pain therapy and other treatments for knee pain, schedule a consultation at Align Healing Center today, online or over the phone.