Knee pain is increasingly becoming a more common problem in society. It is a complaint we see frequently. The most common complaint associated with knee pain is considered the normal “wear and tear.” Another ailment that affects the knee is osteoarthritis. The symptoms and progression of osteoarthritis and knee pain can be reduced through our individualized approach to chiropractic care.
The knee is a complex joint that relies heavily on ligaments and muscles for stability. The knee is a major weight bearing joint which makes it more susceptible to injury. To ensure your knee and surrounding areas are working in conjunction, we will be sure to examine your knee joint as well as your low back, pelvis, hip, ankle and foot.
Some things to consider when suffering from knee pain:
- Is it limiting your day-to-day or sporting activities?
- Have you tried painkillers and been told to rest with no long-term improvement?
- Have you been told you have arthritis and there is nothing that can be done?
Chiropractic treatment may well be the answer if you said yes to either of the questions above.
The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints of the human body. The intricate structure of the knee joint makes it susceptible to many different injuries and conditions.
In the past, surgery and prescription pain medication were commonly recommended for patients who were unable to find relief from traditional treatment options. At Natural Health Center of Clifton, we are proud to offer knee decompression as a non-invasive treatment option for knee pain while reducing pain, increasing function, and enhancing the healing process of soft tissue.
Knee Decompression Therapy
Knee decompression therapy, also known as knee traction, uses a machine to gently separate the knee joint providing immediate pain relief while allowing soft tissues such as tendons and ligaments to relax and recover. This treatment method allows us to analyze and treat your knee pain in a comfortable, non-invasive, and effective way.
During the procedure, you will be seated with the affected leg extended at a comfortable angle, and your leg is strapped down just above and below the knee to secure your leg during treatment. Our doctors will use precise settings to treat your condition. The machine uses manual traction to pull, separate, and then release the tension within your knee repeatedly throughout treatment.
The results of knee decompression therapy include a reduction in pain and increased joint mobility and function with enhanced soft tissue repair.
Most patients report positive results after the first few sessions. Each session takes about 15 minutes per knee. We typically recommend 6 sessions for acute knee pain and 12 sessions for chronic pain, but each treatment plan will be tailored to the patient’s individual condition and needs.
What conditions can knee decompression treat?
- Knee decompression therapy is effective in treating the following conditions including:
- ACP or PCL partial tears
- Baker’s cyst
- Cartilage regeneration
- Knee joint degeneration
- Lateral or medial collateral tears
- Meniscus tears
- Rehabilitation after surgery
- Rehabilitation of total knee replacement
- Sprains and strains older than 6 weeks
Are there side effects of knee decompression?
Some patients do experience mild soreness after the first few sessions, if the knee joint has severely degenerated or if large amounts of scar tissue are present within the joint. This soreness is mild and temporary. Many patients find relief with ice and over-the-counter medication after treatment sessions.
Here at Natural Health Center of Clifton, we care about our patients and getting them back to optimal health as quickly as possible. We will address your issue and customize your plan to best suit your needs. For more information on knee pain or to request an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (973) 470-0687!