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Knee Pain

by Dr. Kim Selir on 04/01/2016

Category: Knee Pain

Knee Pain

The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons shares with us...

"Arthroscopy involves a surgeon making a small incision in your knee and irrigating and removing loose pieces of cartilage. In the arthritic knee, there is a very limited role for an arthroscopy.

Results of a “clean out” or a “wash out” are unpredictable at best and should be avoided.

Substantial rigorous research demonstrates that arthroscopic debridement and/or lavage for knee Osteoarthritis(OA) is no better than sham or placebo for knee OA and has harms for some patients.

40 Million Adults in the U.S. have knee pain, mostly OA. Annual direct and indirect costs = $89 billion."

Conservative treatment with Mechanincal Motion Therapy may be able to help many OA knee patients.

Knee pain is a very common complaint and an advanced technology called Mechanical Motion Therapy has been a proven treatment process because it combines comfortable impact therapy and our normal joint mechanics!

Call us for more information!

Your health affects everything you do and everyone you know.

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Be Well! Dr. Kim



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Knee Pain?

by Dr. Kim Selir on 05/29/2017

Category: Knee Pain

2.5 Million Injuries in Adolescent Athletes Each Year -- Faulty lower extremity biomechanics often the cause

The knee is a complex structure and one of the most stressed joints in the human body. It is the largest joint, vital for movement, and vulnerable to injury. 

The knee is the most commonly injured joint by adolescent athletes with an estimated 2.5 million sports-related injuries annually. Many knee injuries can be successfully treated with simple measures, such as bracing and strengthening exercises. Other injures may require surgery to correct.

Although not all knee injuries can be prevented, education on knee anatomy, how injuries can happen, and how to care for them, can help prevent long-term complications.

Many people mistakenly believe that chiropractors just work on the neck and back area of their patients. While it's true that your chiropractic team is uniquely qualified to treat the spine, any joint in your body can benefit from chiropractic care. 

The initial treatment for a patellar problem begins be decreasing the inflammation in the knee. Chiropractic treatment can help in the early stages be decreasing pain and inflammation. We may use ice massage, electrical muscle stimulation, patellar mobilization maneuvers and ultrasound to limit pain and swelling.

A good chiropractic doctor will examine the entire kinetic chain, that is, look at your feet, knees, hips, pelvis and lower back. Small muscle imbalances, poor posture, faulty running biomechanics, joint restrictions at the knee and hip can all contribute to problems. If these are not corrected, the problem will keep returning. Chiropractic adjustments/manipulations are performed to help restore normal biomechanics to these area. This is where chiropractic manipulation has an advantage over other specialties. 

If you're suffering from pain in your knees, even if you've been told by your physician that there's nothing that can be done for you, you may be able to find a measure of relief through chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is safe, natural and perfectly complimentary with other forms of medical care. Why suffer with knee pain if you don't have to? Your chiropractic team can help you get back on track today.

Your health affects everything you do and everyone you know.

815-895-4875

Be Well! Dr. Kim



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