Knee pain can be one of the most frustrating and painful joint and ligament injuries and issues you could ever experience. While you might be tempted to just “walk it off” and deal with the pain, there are better ways of managing the situation as opposed to exacerbating the pain and making it worse than it already is. If you are looking to relieve your knee pain for good, visiting your local chiropractor would be a great idea.

In this article, we will go over some tips you can use today in order to decrease the amount of knee pain that you are feeling.

Utilize RICE

RICE or Rest Ice Compression Elevation is a tried and true technique used by athletes and people with knee issues and pain the world over. The pain that is caused by a minor injury or arthritis flare-up is numbed and reduced in swelling because of the process via icing and compression. Giving your knee some rest while keeping it elevated allows the blood to maintain circulation properly as the joint and muscles heal over time.

Make Sure Your Footwear Is Ideal

Sometimes knee pain can be exacerbated by poor choices in footwear. Cushioned insoles can make it easier on your feet while reducing the stress on your knees because of your foot pain. If you have knee osteoarthritis, it is important to consult with your physician or chiropractor to determine what kind of insoles you should put in your shoe. Dr. Scholes can be a great insole for some individuals but may not work for everyone. Since this is the case, be sure to consult and research thoroughly on what works for you and your situation.

Use A Walking Aid

There is no shame in using a walking aid as it can make your knee pain easier to deal with as well as reduce the time that it would take to recover completely. Crutches and canes can take the stress off of your knee while knee splints and braces can add stability to your knee you wouldn’t be able to have if you didn’t have some kind of aid to help you out. Again, consult with your chiropractor to determine the best kind of aid for you. While a walking stick might look cool, crutches might be the best for you medically because of the kind of knee injury that you are facing.

Apply A Cold Compression Or Heating Pad

In the spirit of RICE, applying cold compression to numb the pain and reduce the swelling can do wonders when it comes to managing your knee pain. This will be extremely important to do during the first few days after you begin to feel the pain or incur a knee injury. After you reduce the swelling through a cool compression, you can heat the knee up by using a hot compression via a heating pad or warm towel for 15 to 20 minutes. This works by using heated and quick-moving molecules transferring their properties onto the injured site and can lead to a quicker recovery.

Call Transformation Wellness Center Today!

There are many things you can do to manage joint pain but if you are in the Grand Junction area, feel free to reach out to us for a consultation today.

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