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Lifestyle Changes to Complement Your Chiropractic Adjustments for Knee Pain

woman runner stretchingKnee pain can be life-altering, but relief is possible, and it doesn’t need to be a lifelong sentence. As a patient of Dr Paula Basilio (Chiropractor) or Dr Kenneth Wright (Chiropractor) at My Back Relief Clinic, they will focus on providing you with relief from your knee pain by using gentle movements tailored to your needs. Through these exercises, they aim to restore range of motion and proper alignment, improve joint function, and alleviate your pain.

They may also use trigger point therapy and myofascial release to reduce tension and address any muscle imbalances you have, as well as inflammation around the knee, to promote healing.

Knee pain can be complex, however, and your healing can benefit from your own habits. While you’re undergoing therapies for knee pain here, there are many ways to help boost the healing that’s occurring in the joint and the surrounding area.

Through a combination of lifestyle changes and habits, you can ensure the prevention of further damage to the knee.

The Importance of Strength Training & Stretches

One of the main ways to maintain healthy knees is by building strength around the joint. Paula and Kenneth will often give their patients strength training exercises they can incorporate into their routine to help stabilise their knees and improve day-to-day movement. Strength training is also possible through low-impact cardio, such as swimming and cycling.

When you have a restricted range of motion in the knees, it can lead to discomfort and limited mobility. Exercises and stretches done at home, in addition to the ones done at our practice, enhance your knee’s range of motion and overall flexibility.

Movement Matters, so Be Sure to Keep Active

It may seem like a challenge, depending on the level of knee pain you have, but keeping active is crucial to your healing process. Walking, riding bikes, and even playing golf are great low-impact ways to keep your knees in motion. Walking on grass, when possible, is better for your knee than pavement or asphalt, as it provides more cushion.

Maintaining a healthy weight is also crucial. If you carry even 10 pounds of extra weight, a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatism found that could mean an additional 40 pounds of pressure from your knees.

You should also avoid prolonged periods of sitting or standing to alleviate any unnecessary pressure or strain on your knee and wear proper footwear with adequate arch support. Properly fitted shoes will ensure alignment while walking.

Contact Us for an Appointment

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and habits can complement chiropractic modalities for knee pain. Contact our office today!

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