Can a Chiropractor Help with Knee Pain?

Can a Chiropractor Help with Knee Pain?

Do your knees constantly ache? Do you hear a clicking sound while exercising? You might be wondering if a chiropractor can help with knee pain and luckily the answer is “yes”!  

Knee pain can commonly be found amongst many age groups. It may be caused by an injury, such as a torn ligament or cartilage, a bone bruise, or a sprain/strain. It can also be caused by arthritis, gout, infections, excess physical activity, sedentary lifestyle, excess weight, and more. 

woman hold her knee that is in pain

What are the symptoms of knee pain? 

There are several factors that can affect your knee pain. The location of injury, cause of injury, and past injuries can all play a part in how extreme your knee pain can feel.  

Your knee pain might start off mild but can increase over time if left untreated. You may experience swelling if your knee pain is caused by inflammation or infection. 

Symptoms of a knee injury or condition may include: 

  • Inability to fully straighten or bend your leg at the knee 
  • Limping or difficulty walking 
  • Difficulty squatting down or getting up from sitting or squatting position 
  • Redness 
  • Tenderness 
  • Stiffness 
  • Crunching or crackling sounds in the knee joint 

Why Are My Knees Clicking During Exercise?  

If you are hearing a clicking or popping noise in your knees during exercise, don’t worry! This can be completely normal. Tiny pockets of air can become trapped in the knee joints over time and burst when the knee bends or extends in a certain way. This is similar to hearing your knuckles or back pop. 

However, if you are experiencing pain or discomfort, we recommend working with a chiropractor to prescribe a series of rehabilitative exercises that can help correct this issue. 

A chiropractor may use strength building and mobility exercises in addition to stretching and foam rolling.  

man sitting on the ground because his knee started hurting during exercise and he needs chiropractic care to treat his knee pain

What Causes Knee Pain? 

Most knee pain has one or more of these types of causes: 

  • Mechanical issues – dislocated knee cap, iliotibial band syndrome (IT Band syndrome), back, foot or leg issues and others 
  • Injuries such as torn ACL or meniscus, leg or knee fractures, bursitis of the knee joint, tendonitis 
  • Arthritis – osteoarthritis, septic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout 
  • Other underlying disease 

What does arthritis in the knee feel like? 

Arthritis will have the following signs and symptoms: 

  • A slow increase in pain 
  • Tenderness and swelling 
  • Redness and stiffness 
  • Buckling sensation 
  • Crunching and popping sensation 
  • Knee deformity 
  • Inability to walk or run 

How Does a Chiropractor Treat Knee Pain? 

A chiropractor can treat knee pain with a variety of treatments. Depending on each case, a chiropractor may use adjustments or manipulations to treat knee pain.  

They may also use muscle work like myofasical release, active release technique, manual therapy, soft tissue work, dry needling and more.  

Another successful way chiropractors treat knee pain is with rehabilitative stretching and exercises to help support, strengthen, increase mobility. 

In more severe cases, a chiropractor might recommend treatments such as joint injections to help reduce inflammation so that they can begin rehabilitating the knee. 

Treatments such as joint injections should be administered by a licensed, medical practitioner and coordinated with your chiropractor for comprehensive care.  

A combination of chiropractic care and rehabilitative exercises or physical therapy has been shown to work best at relieving, treating, and reducing the reoccurrence of knee pain. 

woman with knee pain after exercising who is going to get chiropractic treatment to help relieve pain

Can I Treat My Knee Pain at Home? 

You can relieve minor knee pain at home using massage, foam rollers, topical cryotherapy like ice packs or BioFreeze.  

Chiropractic Treatment for Knee Pain 

So know that you know that a chiropractor can help treat knee pain, don’t wait and let you knee pain get worse. Chiropractic treatment is a safe, affordable, holistic way to treat knee pain. By seeking chiropractic treatment for your minor knee pain can help prevent further injury or pain. By seeking chiropractic treatment first, you can also save up to 40% medical cost, surgery and prescription medications.  

Get Treated at Kaizo Health    

Our goal at Kaizo Health is to always get you back to feeling 100%. Our doctors provide treatment to help you be pain-free. We also have a dedicated team that will work with you and your insurance. We want to make sure you get the most from your benefits. You should experience relief for as little cost to you as possible. If you are ready to experience relief from the pain, make an appointment to see us now.        

Kaizo Health offers locations in Rockville, MD; Landover, MD; Fort Washington, MD; and Fairfax, VA. Our doctors an evidence-based approach by combining chiropractic care and individualized rehabilitative exercises. We provide the treatment and resources you need to recover your health. We are here to help! If you’d like more information, check out our blog. You can also take our free virtual self-assessment on app here