Causes of Knee Pain in Sports and How to Treat it
Multiple causes of knee pain can often be avoided. Extreme sports and overuse from running are just a couple causes of knee pain and injury.
In Seattle during the fall season, for example, football is a popular sport for professionals and amateurs alike. Even those highly skilled in the sport can end up injured by being tackled or landing on a knee wrong. Knee pain from a football accident must be treated to avoid chronic pain and decreased mobility for years to come.
How to Prevent Knee Injuries
Visiting a chiropractor before beginning your practice in sports is a preventative way to avoid knee injuries. A chiropractor will examine muscle and spine areas, which may be prone to injuries and work on those areas.
Not only should athletes see a chiropractor before beginning a sport for the season, but the athlete should also keep up chiropractic care throughout their season. Strains, sprains, and a misaligning of the body can happen when constant movement (and full-body tackles) are involved.
Seeing a chiropractor on an ongoing basis is a way to prevent injuries and keep athletes healthy throughout the sports season.
Common Practices for Treating Knee Injuries
There are a variety of techniques that you can do personally to keep the pain down and increase the effectiveness of chiropractic care to treat knee injuries.
- Using ice on the inflamed areas of the knee lessens pain and swelling
- Compress the knee when moving or raise your knee on a pillow if sitting or lying down
- Rest the knee by preventing sudden movement and keeping the weight off it
Meet the Doctors Looking to Eliminate Your Knee Pain
Dr. Kamell and Dr. Calvin of Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center based in Seattle are each certified sports physicians. Dr. Kamell has practiced chiropractic care for at least 28 years. He is also a member of the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council.
Dr. Calvin is a sports rehabilitation director for multiple training centers and has given numerous lectures on sports injury prevention.
If you are ready to resolve your knee pain for good, contact Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center by calling 206-324-8600 or visiting their website.