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Knee pain is a common health condition that can drastically decrease quality of life and affects almost 20% of US adults. Fortunately, regular chiropractic care with Dr. Ash Khodabakhsh can help. If knee pain is getting the best of you, call The Chiro Guy in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles to learn more or book an appointment online.

Knee Pain Q & A

Symptoms of knee pain vary based on the type of injury you have, but may include:

  • Knee stiffness, weakness, or instability
  • Swelling of your knee
  • Warmth to the touch or redness
  • Crunching or popping noises
  • Being unable to straighten your knee fully
  • Feeling like your knee is going to give out

Numerous health conditions can contribute to knee pain. For example, a current or previous knee injury affecting your tendons, ligaments, bones, or cartilage could be causing the problem.

Dr. Ash helps determine why knee pain is a problem for you to create an effective treatment plan. The potential causes of knee pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Knee stress from excess body weight
  • Lack of strength
  • Poor flexibility
  • A previous knee injury
  • Knee injuries

While you can’t always prevent a knee pain flare-up, adhering to the following sensible suggestions can lower your risk:

  • Use sport-specific training if you’re an athlete
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Choose low-impact exercises if you have arthritis
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Practice strength training and flexibility regularly

Several treatment options can help relieve chronic knee pain, including:

  • Medications that treat arthritis or gout
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercises for strength, flexibility, and balance
  • Injections
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Electric muscle stimulation
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Surgery for irreversible knee damage

Cold laser therapy utilizes low-level light energy to ease pain and enhance healing, and ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to speed up recovery, while electric muscle stimulation produces muscle contractions.

You and Dr. Ash work together to determine which treatments are best for the type of knee pain you’re having. For example, cold laser or ultrasound therapy to relieve inflammation and pain and aid in healing. Dr. Ash creates a customized rehabilitation plan based on the type of injury and severity of the pain. Call The Chiro Guy today to learn more or book an appointment online with Dr. Ash.

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