Can chiropractic adjustments help sore knees?

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Dr. Denise Chranowski, DC
Integrative Medicine Specialist

Of course, the knee bones connected to the leg bone and leg bone's connected to the hip bone. The hip bone's connected the pelvis and the pelvis' connected to the spine... 

Since we work with the spine and since one joint can eventually have an impact on another, a spinal adjustment can affect the knee joints. Of course we are able to adjust the knees as well. Lastly, of course, if you are carrying excessive weight, then we must address the cause, which could very well be the extra weight creating knee pain.

Chiropractic adjustments can help sore knees and are most effective when combined with complementary corrective exercise. Knee pain is commonly caused by muscle imbalances and structural misalignment around the hip, knee, and ankle joints brought on by poor posture, overuse & repetitive stress, and physical trauma. Chiropractic adjustments of the hips, spine, and patello-femoral joint can help to mobilize the joints back into the proper alignment for your body. This can alleviate joint stress, reduce inflammation, and facilitate healing of the joint and surrounding soft tissue. When combined with corrective exercises that complement and reinforce your adjustments, treatment can be very effective.

I would highly recommend finding or talking to your chiropractor about this combination of treatments, and finding an NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist such as myself who can develop a fitness program built around alleviating your knee pain while complementing the treatment plan of your chiropractor.

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