Ankle and Knee Pain
When Singaporeans have suffered some kind of injury to the hip, knee, or ankle, the first inclination is to ice the area to reduce swelling and try to keep weight off the affected leg. But this course of action isn't always the best option and some conditions can actually get worse if not treated. Unfortunately, medical attention may not solve the issue either as surgery and prescription medications could prove inadequate to correct the type of injury that has been sustained.
Another option is chiropractic care. Our team of chiropractic professionals have applied non-invasive techniques to the treatment of hip, knee, and ankle pain and discomfort using safe, effective adjustment techniques targeting soft and hard tissues in these areas. Not only can this form of care help to bring relief from pain but it can also improve the flexibility and mobility of patients. The primary objective is to reduce or eliminate pain at the source, but sometimes the pain can return for whatever reason after a few weeks or months or even years. There is no need to start taking pain medications or have a surgical procedure on the area, simply come back to our office and your chiropractor may just need one session to correct the problem yet again. In certain instances, routine visits may be the most effective treatment option to keep hip, knee, or ankle pain from returning again.
Chiropractic Care for Hip, Knee, and Ankle Pain
If you are dealing with chronic or acute pain in these areas of the leg, consider the ways in which a visit to Light Chiropractic can make a significant difference in your quality of life:
Think about how much your mobility is affected by the use of your hips. Walking and running obviously require proper hip functionality. But what about those times when you are not moving? Taking a seat, bending, crouching, any sort of action where the hip is part of the equation can result in light discomfort or even sharp pain shooting down your leg or through your abdominal area. Hip pain can be the result of any number of causes, including joint wear and tear, arthritis, inflammation. Chiropractic care offers a variety of adjustments to address the reasons for the pain and how to eliminate it.
When you sprain an ankle, the pain can feel as if you've broken it. Fortunately, it's not as bad as a fracture but you still need to keep your weight off of it for a few days while the ankle heals. But even if you take that time to rest, one false step can re-injure the ankle and cause the pain to flare up again with inflammation. A visit to our office can speed up the healing process from a sprain along with other conditions such as heel spurs and shin splints.
As joints go, the knee has tremendous responsibility which is probably why it is such a complicated network of muscle, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons. It is designed to support the weight of the body and you use the joint each and every day. Deterioration of the knee is all too common due to wear and tear, sports-related injuries and arthritis are among the most common reasons for chronic and consistent pain. Our chiropractors know how to work the muscles and tissue of the knee, so the pain and discomfort typical of common knee conditions can be treated with some basic adjustments. This alternative to surgery and prescription medications should be applied sooner than later in order to avoid further damage and increased pain as a result.
The health and well-being of the feet can have a direct impact on the condition of the knees, ankles, and the hips. That's because foot pain will have an effect on the gait and when you're not walking correctly, the rest of the body has to compensate. This will definitely be felt in the knees, the hips, even the lower back and the muscles in these areas start to hurt. Basically, foot pain has proven to demonstrate a direct connection to pain in other parts of the body. Chiropractic care is effective in targeting all of these problems.
How Do Chiropractic Treatments Help Relieve Pain?
Many patients who come into our office complaining of knee, ankle, or hip pain are seeking out effective alternatives to the traditional treatment options. An injury or condition may lead to the knee, the ankle, or the hip to be misaligned, causing the pain that is impacting their quality of life. At Light Chiropractic, we specialize in applying chiropractic adjustments for realignment of these areas which helps to reduce swelling and joint compression while increasing blood flow.
A realignment of the muscles helps to not just stop the pain but to address the key contributor for the cause of that pain. If it's your knee that hurts or your ankle has swollen due to a sprain, chiropractic adjustments can work wonders in alleviating the pressure and discomfort and get you feeling 100% all over again. While an initial session may focus on addressing the root cause of the current issue, subsequent future visits can serve to prevent the issue from becoming a problem again.
Our chiropractic techniques provide a non-invasive and drug-free way to remove chronic pain from your life by placing your care in the hands of our highly-skilled, accredited team of chiropractors. We believe it's just as important to identify the reasons for the pain as it is to identify ways of removing it.
When you are feeling great and want to take preventative measures to continue living life to the fullest, it's time to seek out chiropractic care.