If you are suffering from knee pain, it can feel debilitating and like there is no solution in sight. Your knees play an integral role in numerous functions that you likely do each day, from bending and straightening the knee to pick something up off the floor to supporting the entirety of your upper body. Given that the knee is a hinge joint that allows for flexibility and enhanced range of motion, it is more susceptible to injury. Luckily, a chiropractor can assist in alleviating your symptoms. At Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation and Pain Center in Washington, DC and McLean, VA, Dr. David Sniezek has been seeing patients with a variety of ailments since opening his practice in 1989.
What Causes Knee Pain?
Knee pain boils down to two types of injuries: acute and chronic. The first type, acute, is an injury that happens suddenly and could occur because a person falls, twists a joint, suffers a car accident, is playing sports, or even from walking up and down the stairs. Typical acute injuries to the knee include contusions, ligament damage, muscle strains, and puncture wounds. The second type, chronic, is an injury that develops with time and is typically from overuse. Examples of chronic knee injuries include stress fractures, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Additionally, your lifestyle, posture, and weight can also contribute to chronic knee pain. At Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation and Pain Center, our dedicated team of medical professionals will take the time to learn about your injury history, symptoms, and other key information so that we can determine the best way to treat your knee.
How Does A Chiropractor Treat Knee Pain?
When you think of a chiropractor, you likely think of injuries to the back, spine and neck; however, chiropractors can treat injuries throughout your body including your knees. Dr. Sniezek can treat your knee pain in a myriad of ways without the use of prescriptions or surgical procedures, which can avoid side effects and complications. Additionally, we'll treat the root cause of your knee pain, not just the symptoms that you present with at your appointment. By using adjustments to ensure that the knee is in appropriate alignment, we will work to prevent your knee pain from returning not just today, but in the future. Furthermore, if adjustments are not sufficient, we can also utilize additional therapies such as massage and physical therapy to strengthen the muscles near the knee.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sniezek at Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation and Pain Center in Washington, DC and McLean, VA give us a call at the following numbers:
- Washington, DC: 202-296-3555
- McLean: 703-506-8471