Chiropractic Care for Knee Pain on the Outer Banks

Does your knee throb with pain?

Does your knee throb with pain?

Knee injuries are common and are often caused by strain, trauma, and poor posture. Knee problems due to misaligned joints in the back, ankle, or foot can be recurring if the true cause of injury goes undetected.  Symptoms may include pain (of course), swelling, stiffness, locking of the knee, and the knee’s inability to support weight.

Some common knee injuries include the following:

  • Sprain
  • Strains
  • Muscle tears
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Misalignment
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis

Your chiropractor will start by taking your medical history and conducting a thorough examination of the knee and other areas which may be affecting the knee, such as the back, pelvis, and ankle.

Treatments will vary according to the diagnosis, but will likely include the following:

Reducing pain and inflammation by:

  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Physical support (tape, bandage, etc.)

Reestablishing proper joint function by:

  • Direct manipulation
  • Massage
  • Trigger point therapy

Rehabilitation

  • Exercise to regain strength and mobility
  • Normalizing your balance to prevent reoccurrence of injury

Dr. Craig McGiffin can help you overcome your knee pain.  Dr. Craig has years of experience treating all manner of joint and spine ailments.  His Outer Banks chiropractic clinic is home to the Class 4 M6 Cold Laser, the cutting edge of chiropractic treatment.

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