One of the most common pains in the body has been listed as knee pain. Most knee pain indicates a problem in the ligaments, tendons or fluid filled sacks. It does affect the quality of life by limiting activity. Since the knees support the weight of the upper body and an origin of major body movement, knee pain gets noticed more than some other pains. Every time a person walks, turns or stands, it can twinge the knee.
Chronic pain does more than hurt. It actually changes the body's chemistry. None of it becomes conducive to a person's life or health. It lowers the immune system. It causes the muscles to become stiff because it initiates the fight or flight response which ups the body to expend vast amounts of energy in defense of itself. It means energy spent on other activities becomes negate so the body can work at optimum. It changes a person's personality. It moves it to the more aggressive level and evokes the protective mental defenses making a person less cooperative and more likely to attack someone not because they are mean but to ensure the pain level does not increase. It limits what activities they chose to do since most people avoid pain but not all. Some people do become stronger overall from the pain, but are never the same. They learn a natural way to do pain management. All of which affects life and relationships immensely.
According to Knee Pain: New Insights for the Health Care Professional by Q. Ashton Acton PHD, with knee pain the consistency of it correlates with function. Inconsistent knee pain according to the studies means no underlying chronic problem while consistent knee pain indicates a developing serious chronic condition. Chronic illness can cause pain in the knee including infection. Chronic conditions include general arthritis. For many people a good chiropractor can alleviate much of the pain since they are fair and have training in pain management. Most knee pain locates in the ligaments and soft tissue making it possible that massage, manipulation, realignment, and stretching can help.
First and foremost, the exercises of the knee muscles tailored to the patient’s needs can clear up some of the knee pain. It takes time to retrain the body. A good chiropractor knows how to re-establish muscle balance. A patient can take pain relief medication, but the problem will never solve itself. Chiropractors have gentle techniques to realign muscles and bones. They are experts at restoring full movement of the knee cap. They can keep most strains and sprains from becoming chronic problems. Most of all they can easily assess if the problem needs additional support such as a physical therapist or surgery and make such recommendations for a reasonable, affordable and fair price.
Call the good folks at Elkhart Chiropractors located in Elkhart, IN and start the process of healing today. Discuss the habits of sitting and working as well as origin points of the pain. A solution exists and look forward to the day the pain goes away.