Treating Knee Osteoarthritis with Chiropractic

Osteoarthritis is an extremely common condition that develops as we get older. The most affected joints from this disease are our knees, hips, knuckles, wrists, and vertebrae in the lower back and neck. As a result of the wear and tear these joints experience over the years, everyday movements become stiff and painful. Osteoarthritis may also develop after a traumatic event like a sports injury or auto accident. Our Beaverton and Aloha chiropractors are experienced in helping patients with osteoarthritis overcome their painful limitations.

To avoid this problem before it gets worse, many middle-aged individuals are opting for knee-replacement surgeries. Although the advancement of medical science have made this surgery quite successful, the process of invading one’s body and replacing a joint is quite costly and carries certain risks. An alternative to this surgery is to protect yourself from knee pain with the help of physical therapy and chiropractic care.

According to numerous research studies done in the field, chiropractic treatments can reduce knee pain considerably for patients suffering from osteoarthritis. After undergoing physical therapy with Aloha & Beaverton chiropractors, patients claim to have a smoother movement in the knee with reduced clicking and grinding effects. The intensity of the pain is also lessened and as chiropractic practices have no side effects, patients suffering from osteoarthritis, gain only benefits from these therapeutic solutions.

Hence, Aloha & Beaverton chiropractors can provide better alignment and movement of joints for such patients so that they can live a full mobile life. Physical therapies for knee pain cannot only reduce the pain itself, but also lessen the inflammation on the nerves and muscles, providing overall relaxation to the body.

If you have been suffering from knee pain due to osteoarthritis, do not hesitate to contact Aloha & Beaverton chiropractors for physical therapy at the First Choice Chiropractic and Rehabilitation clinic in  Aloha, OR. Our expert chiropractors will examine your condition and treat you with the best therapies possible to provide you with the pain relief that you have been searching for!

References

“Knee Replacements Up Dramatically Among Adults 45 to 64 Years Old.” Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. November 3, 2011. Accessed January 2, 2012. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/nn/nn110311.htm.

Pollard H, Ward G, Hoskins W, and Hardy K. The effect of a manual therapy knee protocol on osteoarthritic knee pain: a randomised controlled trial. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association 2008; 52(4):229-42.

Walker, Emily. “AHRQ: Big Jump in Knee Replacement Surgery.” November 8, 2011. Accessed January 2, 2011.http://www.medpagetoday.com/Orthopedics/Orthopedics/29529.

January 07, 2014
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