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.
There are three bones in your knee:
These join with soft tissue to create the joint that bonds your upper and lower legs.
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.
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.
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.
Dislocation happens when the knee bones are moved from their proper place. There are five types of dislocation:
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.
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.
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.