The knee is the largest joint in the body, located between the femur, patella and tibia. The end of each bone is covered with a protective layer of cartilage, which allows the knee to bend and straighten without friction. In a standing position, knees hold the bulk of our body weight, absorb impact and are very flexible, allowing us to climb stairs, bend down and perform other daily activities. Yet, one overextension could lead to a sprain, strain or dislocation. Chiropractic care is a natural way to relieve knee discomfort, so patients can continue their favorite activities.

Sports-Related Injury

At The Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury, our doctors are well-versed in sports injury and work with many local athletes. When someone has suffered a knee injury on the playing field, we adjust the joints to reset proper alignment and increase flexibility. We’ll also prescribe a series home exercises to help the athlete regain strength and mobility in the knee, coupled with a proper nutrition plan to reduce inflammation.

Other Causes of Knee Pain

In addition to sports injury, other common knee problems include mechanical problems, such as misalignment, muscular imbalance or tightness, and arthritis. Degenerative arthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the major leg bones experiences wear and tear. Bone exposure leads to friction, spurs and chronic pain that interferes with everyday life.

Chiropractic Treatment

For those with knee pain who have not experienced a sports injury, we may assess different areas of the body that are critical to knee function, including the lumbar spine. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, so when nerves in the spine become irritated, the resulting pain may travel down the entire body. A similar sensation would be the pain and numbness patterns associated with sciatica, which runs from hip to foot.

Gentle adjustments and other mobilization techniques increase range of motion and release tissues that may be pinched or caught between the bones.
 
Imagine your life without knee pain – it’s possible with help from The Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury! To make an appointment, contact us today.

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Dominick Ranieri
"Dr. Elisa LaFavor has helped me a lot. I was having way too much pain continuously in my shoulders, wrists and hands including problems with range of motion. I am so much better now! She was also able to re-align my back and my posture is much better now. I would highly recommend her. Office staff is great!!!"
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Candace Lozowski
"Dr D is great, he is so patient and attentive to everything you have to say! He has really helped me eliminate pain I have been living with for years. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming."
Aubrey Sullivan
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Lelaneia Dubay
"Dr. Wade and the front office staff are fantastic. The office is friendly and super efficient. I have never had to wait more than 10 minutes to be seen. Dr. Wade got my back feeling better. I’m feeling healthier and have much more energy."
Corey Morrison
"Dr DeFrancesco is an amazing Chiropractor. I have been seeing him for my entire life, and my parents used to drive all the way from Albany NY just to make sure I was able to be seen by Dr D. His genuine desire to make sure you maximize your health is inspiring, and the fact that he clearly practices what he preaches really motivates you. His enthusiasm is infectious and you can't help but leave his office smiling. I would definitely recommend Dr DeFrancesco to everyone."
Dominick Ranieri
"Dr D is great, he is so patient and attentive to everything you have to say! He has really helped me eliminate pain I have been living with for years. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming."
Aubrey Sullivan
"I love Dr. D and his great staff. I have been going to him for about 16 years and I would gladly recommend him to anyone looking for a chiropractor. He has helped me immeasurably."
Lelaneia Dubay
"There is no better place than Chiropractic Health Center, from the moment you step into the office, you are welcomed with a smile and they even manage to remember every patients name. They put a lot of emphasis on your care, you start feeling better with every visit. I would recommend this practice over any other possible treatment/office in the state."
Carlos Vivar-Zuniga
"Dr D is great, he is so patient and attentive to everything you have to say! He has really helped me eliminate pain I have been living with for years. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming."
Aubrey Sullivan
"Dr. Wade and the front office staff are fantastic. The office is friendly and super efficient. I have never had to wait more than 10 minutes to be seen. Dr. Wade got my back feeling better. I’m feeling healthier and have much more energy."
Corey Morrison
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