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Posted on 01-31-2018

Knee Pain Causes and Solutions with Your Bloomington Chiropractor

Woman with knee pain

Do you struggle with chronic knee pain? You aren't alone. Millions of people suffer daily with moderate to severe knee pain and just grin and bear it. People get by with anti-inflammatories or ice packs and put up with stiffness, limited range of motion and pain. Most people just assume they have to live with it, but that is not the case. The good news is that your Bloomington chiropractor can help you.

What Are The Main Causes Of Knee Pain?

Knee pain has a variety of causes, including bursitis, arthritis, injury, gout and tendinitis. The cause of your knee pain will determine the course of treatment. Symptoms of knee problems include the following:

  • Dull, achy pain in and around the knee.
  • Sharp, shooting pain.
  • Stiffness after periods of rest.
  • Burning sensation.
  • Pain with increased activity.
  • Pain with decreased activity.

Some knee pain is alleviated with increased activity, and some pain is worsened with activity, such as bursitis. 

Treating and Chronic Knee Pain

The first step is determining what is causing your pain. X-rays and other diagnostic tools are used to figure out the cause, and then you can go forward with treatment. 

Often, treatment is as simple as staying off the knee, elevating it and applying an ice pack. This is often the case if you've strained it or sustained a minor injury. But in other cases, it's important to adhere to a routine that may include regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, sleeping and standing in a way that doesn't add stress to your knee and avoiding activities that exacerbate existing problems.

Schedule an Appointment with your Bloomington Chiropractor

Our Bloomington chiropractor can help suggest the proper exercises and can also use a combination of massage therapy and other tools to relieve pain and swelling. Chiropractic care can help you avoid using unnecessary pain medications to treat your chronic pain. 

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