What are my options for knee pain before surgery?

Injured man recovering at home from sports injury

Believe it or not, knee pain in adults is quite common. I-in-4 adults are limited by pain in their knees, and problems can arise whether you have an active lifestyle, or you work from a desk all day. When chronic pain becomes an unmanageable issue, many people elect to have knee surgery. There are options to consider before taking that step, such as chiropractic knee treatment. 

Do chiropractors help knee problems? 

At O’Dell Family Chiropractic, we are often asked, “How does chiropractic therapy help knee pain?” Our short answer is that chiropractic care can assist with several different issues, depending on a client’s needs. Our skilled team can diagnose the severity of your ailment and take you step-by-step through the right treatment program. Knee pain makes it difficult to perform daily tasks and often prevents someone from improving their health through daily exercise. Our goal is to reduce your pain and heal your injury so you can live a healthy lifestyle. 

A method we use to alleviate and treat knee pain is knee decompression therapy. This effective therapy treats knee pain and promotes tissue healing by gently loosening the joint space around the knee. Much like spinal decompression therapy, knee decompression therapy can increase recovery time to get you back on your feet. 

Potential complications of knee surgery 

Knee surgery can be a safe and practical way to correct discomfort and mobility issues. However, there are risks to undergoing knee surgery that patients should consider. In some cases, patients can suffer nerve damage, causing weakness and pain in the afflicted area. In a small percentage of knee surgeries, blood clots can form, putting the patient at risk of damage to their lungs. 

As with any surgery, there is always a risk of infection. Whether it is at the incision point, or deeper in the tissue surrounding the knee, infection can occur and cause complications, as well as extend recovery time. It is important to discuss the pros and cons of any procedure with your doctor before deciding on the best steps to take. 

Is knee decompression therapy a good fit for me? 

Many people have achieved success in alleviating pain and improving mobility through knee decompression therapy. There are some instances where we would not recommend knee decompression therapy, such as with patients who have recently suffered fractures or complete tears of their ACLs. This is due to an elevated risk of complications. Also, if you have recently had knee replacement surgery (within the last year), we would recommend exploring other forms of treatment for knee pain. It is best to schedule a consultation to discuss which options would work best for you and your family. At O’Dell Family Chiropractic, we have extensive experience helping people from Rochester and Webster, NY through a wide range of health conditions. 

Learn more about chiropractic knee treatment 

At O’Dell Family Chiropractic, we strive to provide you with the individualized treatment you deserve. Our practitioners will take the time to understand why you are experiencing problems with your knee and find the best solution. If you live in the Rochester, Brighton, or Webster area, we want to help you take the next step to living a pain-free life. Fill out our new patient form to schedule an appointment or give us a call today at (585) 671-9210



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O’Dell Family Chiropractic

Primary Location
853 Ridge Rd
Webster, NY 14580
(585) 671-9210

Secondary Location
144 Metro Park
Rochester, NY 14623 US
(585) 671-9210