The reality is that many knee problems require surgery. However, many other conditions can be treated with conservative care and rehabilitation exercise.
At Brussels Chiropractic we often deal with:
- Arthritis related to joint wear-and-tear
- Pre- and Post-surgery Pain Relief
- Sports Injuries
- Screening and Injury Prevention
Arthritis of the Knee
This is due commonly to wear-and-tear and is mostly seen in older patients. Some patients experience great pain relief and increased mobility when we treat the knee joint and the surrounding muscles.
It is also important in this case to ensure the best movement possible in the ankles, hips and low back.
Pre- and Post-surgery Pain Relief
If you are awaiting surgery that doesn’t mean that you have to suffer in the meanwhile. There are a variety of pain-relieving techniques such as trigger-point therapy and kinesio-taping that we are qualified to perform. While these treatments cannot fix certain injuries they can help you carry out day-to-day tasks and control pain whilst you are awaiting surgery.
Also important, as we have an injury in one are of the body, often we begin to compensate or movements and postures. If you already have a knee complaint, we want to ensure that you don’t develop any other problems as a result of that.
Injuries of the knees are very common. Sometimes these arrive suddenly, like cruciate ligament tears and some meniscal injuries, and sometimes they build up over time, like Runner’s Knee and Jumper’s Knee.
What many people don’t realise is that many knee injuries are due to faulty movement of the ankles, hips or low back. When this is the case, the treatment cannot just be localised to the knee. At our Clinic we look at the movement patterns as a whole to establish the weak links that cause injury or recurrent irritation.
By utilising this approach some stubborn, knee-complaints can often be brought under control.
Screening and Injury Prevention
Many knee injuries are preventable. By optimising movement of the ankles, knees and hips we can minimise stress on the knee joint; particularly the shearing and, twisting stressed that often cause injury. The function of little-known hip muscle such as Tensor Fascia Lata and better-known muscles such as Gluteus Maximus are crucial to the co-ordination of our knees.
By ensuring proper joint mobility, muscle co-ordination and movement patterns we expect not only that we minimise risk of injury but that your sporting performance should improve.