Treating Your Knee Pain

Find out the many ways in which our chiropractic team can help you nix your knee pain.

If you are dealing with knee pain, you certainly aren’t alone. Knee pain is one of the most common symptoms our Moncks Corner, SC, team of Dr. Jerald Yaden and Dr. Mike Mendla evaluates and treats. Whether you’re tired of having to rely on painkillers to manage your symptoms or you aren’t getting the results you were hoping for through other treatment options, chiropractic care may be able to finally provide you with the relief you’re hoping for.

First, We Determine the Cause

There are many causes of knee pain and it’s important to determine the cause before we can treat it effectively. After all, we wouldn’t treat inflammation or a sprain the same way we would arthritis or a torn ACL. It’s important that we figure out what’s causing your pain in the first place so we know the best solutions for getting your pain under control. Common causes of knee pain include,

  • Arthritis (more specifically, osteoarthritis)
  • Strains, sprains, and tears of the soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, and tendons)
  • Tendinitis
  • Referred pain (pain that originates somewhere else in the body but radiates to the knees)

Referred knee pain is interesting because this tells our Moncks Corner, SC, team that there is something else that’s out of alignment or unstable within the body that’s impacting the functionality and health of your knees. Through further evaluation, we can determine if this problem is due to weak core muscles, lower back problems, or instability within the hip joints.

Next, We Treat the Problem

Once we’ve come up with a definitive diagnosis it’s now time to treat the problem. Chiropractic care is aimed at providing patients with safe, effective, and non-invasive ways to help them not just manage their symptoms but also treat the underlying cause. We don’t believe that pain relievers should be the only way to get real relief from your symptoms.

Here at Yaden Physical and Integrated Medical, we focus on integrative solutions that provide the whole body with the care it needs to function optimally. We know that knee pain is often the result of other imbalances and issues in the body and it’s our goal to find these imbalances and treat all of these issues,

Spinal manipulation: Through hands-on manual manipulation we can realign the spine, improve blood flow, stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and improve the range of motion all while reducing pain and swelling

Physical therapy and rehabilitation: By prescribing special and customized exercises based on the issues you’re dealing with, we can help you retrain and rebuild muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the body that are weak and contributing to your knee pain

Rest and limited activity: We may also recommend that you avoid certain activities such as high-impact exercises, and spend more time resting so that the knee can properly heal

Trigger point injections: These injections contain a steroid-anesthetic solution that reduces inflammation, swelling, and pain in the knee (it’s a great option for people who are dealing with severe and chronic knee pain)

Dr. Jerald Yaden and Dr. Mike Mendla at Yaden Physical and Integrated Medical in Moncks Corner, SC, provide an integrative health approach to treating knee pain and other musculoskeletal issues. If you are interested in the treatment options we offer those suffering from knee pain, call us at (888) 473-4394 to schedule an evaluation.

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