Treat Runners Knee with Chiropractic Visits

Running is a passion for many people. Whether running indoors or outside, injuries and strains can happen. Knee pains are one of the most common for runners of all levels. If you feel any discomfort in your knee while running, Family Chiropractic Care may be able to help.

Causes of Knee Pain

For those with an active lifestyle, runner’s knee is one of the most common ailments. Considered to be a chronic injury that is caused by strain, runners knee is often used to describe either Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). If you suffer from ITBS, you will likely feel the pain that is focused on the side of your knee. This is because the IT band has become overworked or irritated. For the most part, PFPS is the most common form of runners’ knee. With PFPS, however, you will typically feel pain in the front of your knee. PFPS often occurs when your kneecap has become overly fatigued due to constant bending.

Of course, there are plenty of other reasons you may develop knee pain. Arthritis, sudden injury, and tendonitis are just a few examples. (Rest assured, a reputable chiropractor can help reduce pain from almost any type of chronic or sudden injury. At Family Chiropractic Care, we do more than just treat runner’s knee!)

Chiropractic Care for Knee Pain

If you suffer from runner’s knee or other knee pains in general, your local chiropractor in Longview WA can help. A reputable chiropractor will first examine your knee and talk to you about your lifestyle before developing a corrective course of action. Treatment plans may include stretching, myofascial release, chiropractic manipulation or other chiropractic techniques. Depending on the injury, you may require one or a combination of techniques before you notice the pain subsiding.

Pain Relief with Your Chiropractor in Longview

At Family Chiropractic Care, we know how painful and debilitating sports injuries can be. After all, not only do they cause pain, but they also take time away from your passions and goals.

The staff at Family Chiropractic Care want to help you heal as quickly as possible. We treat each session as a collaboration between our professionals and you. After all, we all want to have you back up and running as soon as feasible.

If you have suffered from a sports injury, please contact Family Chiropractic Care today to schedule an assessment with one of our staff.