There are many ways to treat knee pain, but the first step if to find the root of the problem. Knee pain can present itself in numerous ways, and many things can present themselves as knee pain. Before you turn to taking a painkiller every day, try talking to a chiropractor to find out what other ways you can treat it.
Common reasons for knee pain
Many people experience knee pain after an injury, but chronic knee pain rarely goes away without treatment.
The most common reasons for knee pain include:
- Arthritis: people of all ages can suffer from arthritis. The knees are one of the most common joints affected by arthritis. At the CFNPS, our practitioners treat many different kinds of arthritis with an approach tailored to you and your active lifestyle.
- Surgery recovery: recovering from surgery often includes treatment like physiotherapy or support from custom-foot orthotics. Our practitioners help asses your specific situation and create both short-term and long-term treatment plans.
- Sports injury: if you’re experiencing chronic knee pain or have injured yourself while being active, our physiotherapists can help get you back to your active self with custom short-term and long-term treatment.
- Tendinitis or Jumper’s Knee: tendinitis is caused by repetitive motion. People who suffer from it often work on their feet, work out the same area regularly or are very active in a sport. Our practitioners help treat it most often with physiotherapy.
- Hip issues: sudden or chronic hip issues can also present itself as knee pain.
All patients are unique and deserve a customized plan for their immediate and long-term needs. The CFNPS takes a comprehensive, well-rounded approach where you’re a part of deciding the right treatment plan for your body.
Chiropractic care is the assessment, diagnosis, conservative management and prevention of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions and disorder. If your back pain is located in the spinal cord, shoulders or ribs, this might be the treatment path for you.
Physiotherapy is the treatment of movement disorders through holistic, hands-on techniques that rehabilitate and improve physical well-being.
Everyone’s feet are different, and the back can suffer depending on where and how your foot strikes the ground.
Acupuncture eases back pain by stimulating the nerves, muscles and connective tissues. It also works as a preventative treatment to ease labour pains in pregnant women.
Massage therapy treats back pain through soft-tissue manipulation by using pressure, motion, tension and vibrations to ease pain.
See what our patients have to say
I have been going to the Centre For Natural Pain Solutions for about a year now. They have a wonderful and very helpful staff. I have gone to see Dr. Sean Ceaser with regards to leg pain I have had for about 10 years. Dr. Ceaser was the first doctor to diagnosis and review scientific treatments that worked. It was a huge relief to finally find solutions to my pain! Dr. Ceaser has a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as shows great compassion for his patients, and clearly enjoys his profession.
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My knees are chronically hurting, do I have arthritis?
Arthritis is the most common cause of knee pain, especially osteoarthritis. However, there are other factors that can contribute to knee pain such as:
- Runner’s Knee
- Dashboard Knee
- soft-tissue problems
- musculoskeletal imbalance
- bad posture
If you have chronic knee pain, your best bet is to talk to one of our practitioners to find the root of the problem and begin helping you on your road to healing.
When should I seek treatment for my knee pain?
You should visit a doctor when your symptoms last three days or more or occur several times in a month. You should also discuss knee pain with your physician following an injury or accident.
Does diet affect knee pain?
Excessive weight can cause stress on the knees. Losing weight relieves the knee joints of stress and can prevent the development or worsening of arthritis.
Gout is a form of arthritis caused by excess uric acid in the system and can lead to joint deterioration. If you think you may have gout, it’s important you see a physician immediately. A change in diet and medications are the usual treatment plan for patients with gout.
Omega-three fatty acids, the ones found in fish, alleviate arthritis symptoms too and can be a natural alternative to anti-inflammatory drugs.
Other related services
The Centre For Natural Pain Solutions is the most interdisciplinary clinic of its type in Winnipeg. In addition to all of the chiropractic services mentioned above, we also provide acupuncture, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and even have naturopathic physicians on staff.
You may know the saying by Abraham Maslow “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” We don’t have one therapy that we apply to everyone, we look at each patient’s unique situation and find the best solution for them.
We truly have the well-rounded team you need to keep you and your family on the path to wellness. We look forward to meeting you soon.
The Canadian Chiropractic Association is also a great resource to learn more about Chiropractors and the treatments they provide.