Knee Pain Doctor
Knee Pain Treatment in Tucker
Our team of experienced Chiropractors help thousands of residents throughout the greater Atlanta region each year who suffer from some type of knee pain.
Most conditions our doctors treat are preventable, but develop as a result of ongoing stress that weakens the ligaments, tendons and muscles surrounding your knee.
When left ignored over a long period of time, these parts of your knee become extremely sensitive to the type of impact your lower body absorbs on a daily basis, causing them to strain or tear.
For most of our patients, their appreciation for the type of role their knees play in their lives goes unnoticed until they are unable to follow through with their normal routine. Fortunately, our licensed Chiropractors specialize in relieving pain associated with knee damage, as well as treating the root cause of many different types of injuries.
Regardless of whether your injury is the result of a slip-and-fall accident, an auto accident, or your family has a history of bad knees, we can provide a custom treatment plan that aligns with the unique characteristics of your specific condition.
Statistics Connected To Knee Pain
In general, knee pain is fairly common and a condition that keeps most Chiropractors busy throughout the country.
The American Academy of Pain Medicine estimates that approximately 20% of the United States population will experience significant knee pain at some point in their life. Of course, your age plays a critical role in how vulnerable your knees become over time, significantly increasing your chances of experiencing some level of pain.
Approximately 15% to 20% of men who are between the ages of 25 – 65 years old suffer from knee pain. One particular study conducted by the American Academy of Pain Medicine showed that close to 20% of men who are 60 years old visit their doctor on more than three occasions throughout the year because of the condition of their knees.
Women tend to be more prone to knee pain than men are, according to a different report provided by the same organization. Approximately 25% of women in the United States are currently treating some form of knee pain.
Considering age, 23% of women who are at least 60 years old visit a Chiropractor to treat their pain.
Like most musculoskeletal conditions, children tend to visit their doctor less often than adults do for knee pain. Close to 4% of all children in the United States injury their knees each year, which is dramatically less than adolescents (18%) and adults.
The reason for adolescents having a higher risk for knee pain is because of how how quickly their articular structures are developing.
Common Causes of Knee Pain
Our Chiropractors treat a wide variety of knee injuries that are mostly caused by either some type of sudden impact, such as a car accident, or stress that has built up over time.
Take a look at the following common causes of knee pain that affect most of our Tucker patients:
- Ligament sprain
- Ligament strain
- Patello-femoral syndrome
- Osgood-Schlatter disorder
- Inflammation due to overuse or excessive traction
- Osteochondritis dissecans
- Excessive weight/obesity
- Referred pain that derives from the spine, femur or hips.
Diagnosing Knee Pain
There are a variety of ways that our doctors can define the type and extent of your injury. Two of the more common methods for determining the root cause of your pain are:
Taking lateral and skyline images of your knee injury can help detect signs of fractures, osteoarthritis, and other debilitating conditions.
Taking your blood allows your doctor to measure the type of antibodies that are present in your system, which can alert them to a number of conditions including Rheumatoid arthritis.
Compression – Wrapping the sore or injured area with soft cloth or some type of elastic bandage can help alleviate inflammation.
Elevation – Keeping your knees lifted above the level of your heart helps relieve painful swelling.
Rest – Allow yourself to take a break from strenuous activities that lead to soreness and/or pain.
Massage – Massaging the area around your injury encourages blood flow, which can help reduce your pain.
The Connection To Arthritis
The onset of osteoarthritis is accelerated by underuse of the joints, so if you’ve been stuck in bed or a wheelchair for another injury, your idle knees may be in need of a workout to keep their shields of cartilage intact.
The Recovery Process
Every one of our patients are interested in understanding exactly how long it will take until they are completely healed and can return to their normal way of life.
The quick answer to this question is that…It depends.
The extent of your injury, the type of treatment that is used, and the unique characteristics of your body’s conditioning all play a role in determining how long it will take until you are fully recovered.
Some of our patients may only need a few office visits, while others demand physical therapy that lasts for more than a year.
Give Us A Call Today To Let Our Tucker Chiropractors Relieve Your Pain
Scheduling an apportionment with our Tucker Chiropractors is the first step toward relieving you of your pain, as well as treating the root causes of your knee injury.
Our team of experienced doctors offer all of our patients free consultations so that you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, as well as understand what might go into your treatment program.
During your first visit with us, you will be assigned a personal Chiropractor who will remain with you throughout the duration of your recovery process, allowing you to build and maintain a relationship with your practitioner.
They will perform a complete pain free examination of your condition and based on the results, a custom treatment plan will be created that focuses on alleviating any painful symptoms you may be experiencing, as well as prevent long-term or permanent damage from developing.
You can schedule your first appointment by calling our office at (404) 592-1186.
We do welcome walk-in visits for those who are interested in seeing one of our doctors right away, and are located at:
3166 Chestnut Connector Dr.
Atlanta Ga 30340
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