Knee Pain Chiropractor Fort Washington

Knee Pain Chiropractor in Fort Washington, MD

Knee pain is a common medical condition prevalent in many age groups. Knee pain 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.

Treatments can vary based on different types of knee pain. Our Chiropractic Knee Pain doctors in Fairfax, Virginia are very experienced at treating knee pain. They offer natural and holistic solutions to your pain.

Seeing a chiropractor as soon as possible is vital so you do not experience permanent knee damage. Treatment by a chiropractor can also help you avoid expensive and painful knee surgeries.

Call Kaizo Health at 703-890-2222 or click here to book an appointment to see a Doctor of Chiropractic in Fairfax for your knee pain.

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How does a chiropractor treat knee pain?

A chiropractor may treat knee pain with adjustments or manipulations. They may also use muscle work like myofasical release, active release technique, manual therapy, manual traction, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization or scraping, dry needling, cupping and more. They may also combine that with rehabilitative stretching and exercises to help support, strengthen, increase mobility and treat the underlying cause of the knee pain.

What are the symptoms of knee pain?

There are several factors that can affect your knee pain. 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
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What causes knee pain?

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

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

Another common issue is Patellofemoral pain syndrome which is pain in the soft tissue and kneecap (patella) and the underlying thighbone (femur). This condition is common in athletes, young adults, and older adults.

At home treatments for knee pain?

Possible ways to achieve temporary relief from knee pain: (these should not be used without consulting a doctor first)

  1. Use a foam roller or massage gun to gently massage the affected area
  2. Using ice for 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off
  3. Using a topical analgesic like Biofreeze or StoPain
  4. Temporarily utilizing over the counter medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen (consult your doctor first before starting any over the counter medication)
  5. Follow our social media for some stretches and exercises that may help

How do we treat lower back pain?

First our team will evaluate and run orthopedic tests to accurately diagnose the isssue:

  • X-Rays or MRIs may be ordered if needed

After evaluation and testing your Kaizo Health Chiropractor in Fairfax will prescribe a treatment plan that may include:

  • Chiropractic Manipulations or Adjustments
  • Stretching and rehabilitative therapeutic exercises or physical therapy
  • Manual therapy or manual traction
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Dry needling
  • Cupping therapy
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Ice or topical cryotherapy
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (Scraping)
  • Active Release Technique
  • Myofascial release
  • Massage Therapy
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Why should you choose Kaizo Health Fairfax to treat your knee pain?

Chiropractors are experienced doctors in treating and relieving knee pain. Your knee pain chiropractor will review all your symptoms and medical history. They will work to understand the possible underlying causes of your pain. Chiropractic care focuses on manual techniques, stretching, and rehabilitative exercises. These can include soft tissue and muscle work, spinal adjustments and more. A chiropractor uses natural therapies to treat your area of injury. A chiropractor may also recommend treatments like dry needling or cupping. These can be helpful for even more effective healing, depending on your condition. 

Truly, when you choose Kaizo-Health you are choosing to work with a leading knee pain Chiropractor in Fairfax, VA. Our team can truly help you as you work to become more pain free.

Meet the Fort Washington Chiropractors

Dr. Berch Fritz

Clinic Director & Doctor of Chiropractic with Physical Therapy Privileges

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Contact Information

9300 Livingston Rd, Ste 100
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301-203-6734
Fax: 240-766-0301

Our Fairfax chiropractors will help you take control of your life.

At Kaizo Health, we take all conditions seriously. We want to help you get out of pain and stay out of pain. Our doctors perform a thorough examination to assess and treat your body as a whole. We’re a leading knee pain chiropractor in Fairfax and will help you strategize a game plan for dealing with pain in your head, neck, back, shoulder, hip and more.

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Chiropractic Questions? We’ve got answers..

01. What causes knee pain?

Knee pain can result from an injury, such as a torn ligament or ruptured cartilage. It can also be caused by arthritis, gout, infections, excess physical activity and more. Knee pain can also be a result of standing or sitting in the wrong posture for a long time period.

02. How do I relieve knee pain?

You can relieve minor knee pain at home using massage, foam rollers, topical cryotherapy like ice packs or BioFreeze. You should always consult a doctor before using any at home remedies for pain. Professional chiropractic care and physical therapy can also help relieve knee pain.

03. How do you know if you have a torn meniscus in your knee?

If you have a torn meniscus, you are likely to have the following signs and symptoms:

  • A popping feeling
  • Swelling and redness
  • Stiffness
  • Inability to fully straighten your knee
  • Excruciating pain while walking or running
  • Buckling sensation
  • Warmth and tenderness

04. When should I see a doctor for knee pain?

If you have suffered a knee injury, you should make an appointment with a chiropractor right away for your knee pain. If you are experiencing mild knee pain, inflammation, swelling, tenderness or redness that does not go away after a few days of rest and over-the-counter medications, you should make an appointment with a chiropractor to ensure your injury does not worsen.

05. 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

06. Can an X-ray show arthritis in the knee?

Yes, an x-ray can show arthritis in the knee by indicating the loss of joint space that is between the femur and tibia. It can also reveal where new bone growth has tried to cover up for the cartilage loss.

07. How do I stop my knees from hurting when I squat?

You can stop the knee pain when you squat by the following:

  • Change to physical activities that have a lower impact on the knee.
  • Make sure your shoes have ample support and are not worn out
  • Follow our social media for tips on proper form and exercises that don’t cause pain

08. What does it mean when it hurts to bend your knee?

This indicates that your knee has been in one position for an extended period of time. It can also indicate inflamed or worn-out cartilage. Excess bending of the knee can cause pains which are known as ‘preachers’ knees.

09. Is chiropractic or physical therapy better for knee pain?

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.

10. Can chiropractors help with knee pain without medicine?

Chiropractors use treatments that are natural and holistic. They are able to utilize their hands, knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and their extensive professional training to alleviate knee pain without the use of prescription medication.

11. Will my health insurance cover chiropractic knee pain treatment?

Many insurances cover treatment for knee pain. Please feel free to call our office so we can verify your insurance coverage for you.

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First multi-location practice in the entire country recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance’s Back Pain Recognition Program (BPRP)

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We are so proud to announce that our clinics have been named an Official Research Site by the NIH as we continue our research on safe pain management approaches! 

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Book an Appointment

Please use the booking tool here to schedule your first appointment for knee pain evaluation and treatment with our chiropractor in Fort Washington, MD. If needed we will be in touch with follow up questions or we will just email you with next steps.   

We offer same-day appointments when available. You can book an appointment online now or call or text our Ft. Washington office at 301-203-6734.  

If you can’t find the appointment day or time that you are looking for, please contact our office at (240) 766-0300. You can also request an appointment here and we will reach out to you. We can often squeeze people in, when appropriate. You can also contact our office with any additional questions or request further information 

What our patients have to say

What can I say about this staff? They are the bomb.com. Friendly, fun, attentive and always on time. I am a returning customer from years back, so this alone explains itself. I would refer this office over and over again. Thank you team KAIZO for a job well done. I want to say a special thanks to Dr. Berch and Dr. Kevin.

– Laverne Barbour

Never imagined that therapy sessions would be so much fun. Thanks to the team of Dr. Berch Fritz who has helped me manage my pains through the routines and other techniques they have provided me.Apart from the treatment they offer is the enjoyable environment that contributes to the healing process of their patients.

Kudos to the entire team especially to the chiropractic assistants for their patience, care and thorough monitoring that helped me improve in every step of the way. Kaizo Health Fort Washington is definitely worth a try.

– J. Karla B

Excellent staff. From the moment I walked in toDr Fritz took the time to explain what’s happening in detail, patiently and with a big smile.
Kind and energetic, funny too so they make the session easy going and have great results. One visit and I was able to walk much better with very little to almost no pain. 😁😁👍

– Patricia Ewin