Do Chiropractors Work with Knees?

You bet!

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 lower extremities. 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.

When dealing with knee pain, PDTR concentrates on dysfunctional proprioceptive reflexes that contribute to neuromuscular imbalances affecting the knee joint. By utilizing manual muscle testing and personalized interventions, 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 quadriceps and hamstrings or optimizing sensory feedback in the knee region to alleviate pain by addressing the fundamental neurological dysfunctions leading to the discomfort.