Chiropractic care can be a valuable approach to addressing knee pain by focusing on evaluating and treating the biomechanics of the knee joint, as well as the surrounding structures such as the hip, lower back, and the ankles and feet. Chiropractors use manual techniques like adjustments, mobilizations, and soft tissue therapies to restore proper alignment, reduce joint restrictions, and alleviate muscle tightness in the knee area.

By addressing issues like misalignments, muscular imbalances, and dysfunctional movement patterns, chiropractic care aims to improve joint function, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain in the knee. This can lead to enhanced mobility, increased stability, and improved overall knee health. Chiropractors may also recommend specific exercises, stretches, and lifestyle modifications to strengthen the muscles around the knee, improve flexibility, and support long-term knee function.

By taking a comprehensive approach to knee pain that looks at the body as a whole, chiropractic care can help individuals manage their symptoms, prevent future injuries, and optimize their musculoskeletal well-being.

What about PDTR?

When dealing with knee pain, PDTR concentrates on dysfunctional proprioceptive receptor feedback from muscles to the brain and back, that contribute to neuromuscular imbalances affecting the knee joint. By utilizing manual muscle testing, PDTR aims to reset these abnormal reflex patterns and reinstate proper neurological signaling associated with knee movement and muscle coordination.

For example, PDTR may work on improving muscle firing patterns in the Glutes and Hamstrings or optimizing sensory feedback in the knee region to alleviate pain by addressing the fundamental neurological dysfunctions leading to the discomfort. 

And ART? 

ART releases specific bound up tissue structures. Many muscles cross the knee joint and attach close to the knee. ART can with precision release these tight structures, resulting in better function and less pain. 

What about exercise and movement?

Improprer squatting or bending can lead to knee pain. By identifying and correcting how you are moving, we can help you to decrease undue pressure on your knees. In addition, we can analyze how you are running and help make corrections to decrease knee strain.