You may think of a chiropractor only when it comes to your neck or your back, but our Littleton chiropractors have 20+ years of experience treating other ailments like knee pain.
Your knees are one of the strongest and most complex joints in your entire body. They are able to handle a ton of stress, like weight and impact from running. In fact, your knee is a major weight-bearing joint, which is why knee pain and knee injuries are so common.
But what does it mean when you start to have knee pain when running and how can a chiropractor help?
Common Causes Of Knee Pain When Running
Runner’s World shares the four most common causes of knee pain when running, which are Runner’s Knee, Patellar Tendinitis, IT Band Syndrome, and Osteoarthritis (click the Runner’s World link for more information about each cause). Sometimes it's just the repetitive motion of running or the pavement pounding of runner's that causes pain in the knee, and sometimes knee pain just comes with part of the aging process.
Read: How To Know When It’s Safe To Run Through Knee Pain
How Can A Littleton Chiropractor Help My Knee Pain?
For starters, our Littleton chiropractors rely on natural healing and getting to the root of your underlying problem. We don’t prescribe drugs and we don’t typically recommend surgery, because our chiropractors and Littleton Physical Therapist are trained to help strengthen your knee and the muscles and joints around it. If you have a strained tendon, it may be doing more work than it's able to handle, so retraining and strengthening your muscles is part of the game. If your back or hips are out of alignment, you could be changing how much weight and pressure you are putting on each knee.
Yes, chiropractors do have a large focus on the neck and back, but if your spine isn’t aligned, that means everything will be off, including your knees. Any type of misalignment can cause major pain and discomfort when you run.
Making sure your knee is in proper alignment will get everything working properly again. If your knee is out of alignment and you are running on the treadmill or a local nearby Littleton Park, think of how much weight and pressure is on your misaligned joint. Doesn’t that make your knee hurt just thinking about it?
Our Littleton chiropractors will also work in conjunction with our on-site Physical Therapist to ensure we are treating the underlying root of your knee pain. We also work with our on-site medical massage therapist to ensure your joints are healing and restoring properly. Having all these therapies working together will provide effective and fast knee pain relief for you. Our Littleton chiropractors may also take an x-ray to ensure we get the full picture of your knee pain, and then create a customized treatment plan for your knees. Don't worry though, because all of these treatments and tests are typically done right here in our Littleton chiropractor's office.
Regenerative Medicine Can Also Help With Knee Pain
We also use Regenerative Medicine to help relieve knee pain, in lieu of knee surgery or prescribing drugs. Over the last few years, Regenerative Medicine has made huge advancements in sports medicine and therapy, acting as a natural healing treatment that can help restore, maintain, and improve your muscle function using biological substitutes like your own blood.
We specifically use PRP, which is platelet-rich plasma to treat knee joint paint, and we have seen huge success right here in our Littleton office for treating knee osteoarthritis.
Read: 6 Ways Chiropractors Can Help Athletes
How Common Is Knee Pain When Running?
Did you know one in four adults suffer chronic knee pain? Knee pain affects almost everyone at some point in his or her life, but living with pain doesn’t have to be part of your life anymore.
Our trusted and experienced Littleton chiropractors have more than 20 years of experience in treating patients with knee pain, and other issues like sciatica. Let our team help get to the root of your knee pain once and for all.
Call our Littleton chiropractors today to schedule your appointment for knee pain or regenerative medicine at 303.904.0331. You can also request an appointment online. Don't forget that we offer consultations and New Patient specials as well.