Knee pain is a common issue for patients in our Burke chiropractic practice, and Dr. Zapf has happily provided many of these folks relief. This is mostly because chiropractic care has been found to help with many types of knee pain.
For example, some people experience pain in and around the knee area due to osteoarthritis. Research has confirmed that this ailment responds very well to chiropractic--and rather quickly, too. In fact, one study published in The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association found that people with osteoarthritis in their knees felt significant pain relief and enhanced function after just two weeks of chiropractic care.
If your knee pain is caused by a medial meniscus sprain, chiropractic could likely help with that as well. One study reported that combining chiropractic with soft tissue treatment, rest, ice, and compression on the affected knee helped lower the intensity of the pain.
Clearly, sometimes a knee replacement surgery is necessary in order to fix the problem, and if that's the case, chiropractic care can also help improve the outcome. How?
Medical research has found that patients with low back pain frequently have less positive results after knee surgery. So, dealing with your back pain through chiropractic prior to having a total knee arthroplasty can assist with your post-surgery healing.
No matter what your knee issue, Dr. Zapf can likely help. Call our Burke clinic today and find out what we can do for you!