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Chiropractic Treatment For Knee Injuries and Pain

The knee injury treatment that you get at AICA Conyers is unique for its speed and expert delivery. The goal of our Chiropractors is to heal you using minimum intervention. Unlike other forms of traditional medicine, Chiropractic care does not rely on prescription medications that contain harmful side effects, nor do we opt for invasive surgery.
Our Chiropractors are joint experts and use every means to arrive at a diagnosis and customized treatment plan. If you injure your knee in an accident or suffer from chronic pain, contact our Conyers Chiropractors to learn more about your treatment options. Call us today at (404) 602-0386.

Why Your Knees Are Vulnerable To Injury and Chronic Pain

There are three bones in your knee:

  • Thighbone (femur)
  • Shinbone (tibia)
  • Kneecap (patella)

These join with soft tissue to create the joint that bonds your upper and lower legs.

  • The articular cartilage is the material that covers the ends of your femur and tibia, as well the backside of your patella. This is a slick tissue that allows the joint to move freely without friction.
  • To manage the shock on your knee joint, the meniscus forms a large wedge of cartilage that separates the upper femur and lower tibia.
  • Ligaments in the knee fall into two categories: collateral and cruciate. The collateral ligaments are strung along either side of the knee – the medial collateral ligament is inside. The lateral collateral ligament is on the outside. The cruciate ligaments are on the inside of the knee and cross one another to allow controlled motion.

Finally, the tendons connect your muscles to the bones – the top quadriceps are attached with a tendon to the patella, and the shinbone is attached to your patellar tendon.

Types of Knee Injuries Treated By Our Conyers Chiropractors

Knowing the structural components of your knees, you’ll better understand the injuries that you may encounter. While the knee is stronger and, in form, simpler than your shoulder, the knee can still be hurt by a fracture, sports injuries, accidents and breakdown over time.

Fractures

As the most exposed area of the knee, the patella is vulnerable to fracture, as are the ends of the femur and tibia. Fractures can happen when you fall from any height, get into a car accident or suffer a sports injury.

  • The patella is fractured in only about 1 percent of bone breaks, usually in people aged 20 to 50.
  • The femoral condyles is one of the bottom supports of the femur that creates the knee joint. These projections of bone are commonly broken when pushed too hard.
  • The tibial eminence is the top projection of the tibia, but you experience this area as the lowest part of your knee. It can break in an accident, affecting the tibial eminence or the adjacent tibial plateau. This break is most often found in young patients aged 8-14 years, or in patients with osteoporosis.

Dislocations

Dislocation happens when the knee bones are moved from their proper place. There are five types of dislocation:

  • Anterior
  • Posterior
  • Medial
  • Lateral
  • Rotary

These are further defined by high and low velocity. A high-velocity dislocation may occur in a fall or a car accident and include bone, tissue and neurovascular damage. A low-velocity dislocation usually associated with a sports injury and is much less destructive, bringing with it a better prognosis.

Soft Tissue Damage

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is often hurt when athletes change direction quickly. There is also the posterior cruciate ligament, which is hurt when the knee is bent and struck in the front, such as during an auto accident. Collateral ligaments on either side of the knee can be torn, as can the meniscus that pads between the knee bones. The tendons that connect your muscles to the bone can also tear.

Recieve Chiropractic Treatment From AICA Conyers For Permanent Pain Relief

Our Conyers Chiropractors are experts in diagnosing and treating your knee pain and injury. We always opt for non-surgical measures when appropriate, and our experienced sports injury doctors use our in-house open MRI machines and CT scanners to determine your best plan for treatment.
This includes stabilizing the joint and helping you undertake physical therapy targeted to heal the unique pain that is in your knee. If you’ve already had surgery you can also do your physical therapy and rehabilitation with AICA Conyers. Call us 24/7 and make an appointment with our knee team at (404) 602-0386.