Knee pain can put an absolute halt to the course of a normal day. At Aurora Integrative Health of Jupiter in Jupiter, Florida, Troy McMurtray, DC, offers diagnostic and treatment services for many types of knee pain. When you’re ready to get back on your feet and back into the swing of your normal routines, call or use the online scheduling tool to book a visit with Dr. Troy today.
When you consider the strain your knees are under and the performance they deliver each and every day, the more pressing question becomes why isn’t knee pain more common. Your knees are at work from the moment you step out of bed to the time you climb back in at the end of each day.
They flex countless times, enabling you to walk, run, bend, climb, and sit. Your knees also absorb a great deal of shock from the combination of your body weight and the impact you place on the floor or ground.
Like any other joint, your knee contains bones, connective tissues, muscles, and nerves. If something goes wrong with one or more components of your knee, serious pain can follow. When problems in your spine also cause knee pain, it is called referred pain.
The treatment process always begins with a thorough diagnostic exam of not just the area of concern, but also your spine. If Dr. Troy notes any spinal abnormalities that might be causing your pain, treatment focuses on improving those conditions.
Chiropractic care can also focus on the knee joints themselves. Chiropractic manipulation and mobilization techniques can improve your range of motion and reduce pain. Soft tissue massage can also be a powerful tool for easing pain in your knee joints.
Dr. Troy also checks other areas of your body to look for signs of functional distress. In some cases, issues with your hips or lower back can strain your knees and cause considerable pain.
Dr. Troy is passionate about holistic health, an approach that views total body function as opposed to focusing only on current symptoms. If you’re experiencing persistent knee pain with no clear cause like injury or surgery, it may be time to pay closer attention to your weight.
Carrying excess pounds places significant stress on your knees and can cause or worsen knee pain. Dr. Troy can work with you to improve your diet and activity levels to achieve a healthy weight. That will have a lasting positive effect on not only your knees but on virtually every system in your body.
To begin your journey toward less knee pain and improved daily function, book a visit with Dr. Troy today. You can set up an appointment online or over the phone.