Reduce Knee Pain
Video by Dr. Justin Thompson
Although chiropractors specialize in treatment of the spine, that does not mean that is all we treat! We see extremity injuries and pains frequently. One of the more common complaints is knee pain! With multiple muscles above and below this joint, it can be difficult to pinpoint the main underlying contributor. This video breaks down one exercise that is commonly used to help reduce knee pain. Anterior Tibialis raises are simple and all you need is a wall! These easy to do exercises are worth a shot if you are working through knee issues.
There needs to be further research analyzing knee pain treatment and rehab of individual muscles crossing the knee joint. This further displays that there is always multiple things contributing to the pain. One article however did look at the influence of exercises on knee pain during the rehab process. This article focused on multiple muscles crossing the joint and found that the exercise groups had a significant reduction in knee pain! Movement is what our body needs!
Give this exercise a shot and let us know if you want to learn further modifications! As always, pain and injuries are multi-faceted. This means there is multiple underlying causes that caused the issue. If you want help uncovering all these causes, do not hesitate to reach out! All of the doctors on the Chiro Health team know that there is always multiple reasons our bodies’ fall out of homeostasis.
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Our St. Louis Park Chiropractors located in the West End, near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr., know how to get you out of pain through better movement AND making sure you are getting the proper nutrients. We also teach our patients how to manage stress for optimal health. When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you, choose one who will not only help with your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle so you can stay out of pain.