Knee and Tennis Elbow Treatment at A Plus Wellness Centre
Knee Treatment Chiropractic Spinal Manipulative
Approach to Examine Knee
If the pain is perceived from the knee, all the anatomical components needs to be examined, in addition to the knee joint, the low back, pelvis, hip, ankle and foot need to be examined due to the direct influence they have on the knee, and vice versa.
As chiropractors we take a comprehensive history and perform a thorough physical examination in order to make a correct diagnosis to provide the appropriate treatment
As a professional Chiropractor of assessing the knee our approach includes the evaluation of the other joints and muscles relating to the knee. This is for several reasons:
- Firstly in certain conditions the pain can be referred from other structures in the low back, pelvis and hip into the knee.
- Secondly, if other joints in the lower limb are not working correctly they can put increased stress and pressure on the knee joint, resulting in injury over time.
Therefore to resolve the knee pain at A-Plus Wellness Centre we may also treat other areas, to maximize long-term improvement.
Chiropractic treatment of knee pain
Find below our approach for the treatment of Knee pain. We would modify the treatment to suit patients with specific conditions after assessing the anatomy as stated above.
Reduce inflammation in the joints and reduce pain by:
- Keeping away of aggravating factors, use of a support, sports tape
- Ice to reduce inflammation, muscle spasm and pain
Normalize joint function by:
- Specific chiropractic manipulation and mobilization techniques to areas of restricted movement in the knee and surrounding joints, to increase movement, improve the function and reduce pain
- Deep soft tissue massage, trigger-point therapy.
Rehabilitation exercise program:
At the appropriate time we introduce exercises to improve strength, endurance and stability. We also work on improving the balance and sense of joint position.
Chiropractic Treatment Tennis Elbow
What Is Tennis Elbow
It is a common injury to the forearm related to a muscle and tendons at the end of the elbow known as Lateral Epicondylitis. Mostly the injury is caused by repetitive motion in the wrist and arm. The ECRB (Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis) muscle can develop small tears, leading to inflammation and stress on the surrounding areas. If untreated, the condition can become chronic.
What Causes It
While the injury is named after tennis for a reason, there are other reasons to get tennis elbow, such as constant pro-longed activites such as plumbing, cooking, painting and more. Tennis Elbow is mostly caused by repetitive movement in the wrist and arm.
Treating Tennis Elbow
Chiropractic treatment is a highly effective method for treating tennis elbow. At A-Plus Wellness Centre we examine the wrist, shoulder and neck, as sometimes these can be related to the cause of tennis elbow. Often, it is a long-term issue and therefore recommended that you see our specialists so they can examine your arms and neck, and discuss what is best treatment for you.
Our approach for the treatment of pain relief from tennis elbow includes:
- Graded exercise programs
- Myofascial release
- Cross friction massage
- Joint manipulation
- Mobilization (in the subacute phase)