Knee pain is a common problem for patients in our Napa chiropractic practice, and Dr. Bettencourt has successfully provided many of these people relief. This is largely because chiropractic care has been found to help with many forms of knee pain.
For example, some individuals encounter pain in and around the knee area due to degenerative arthritis. Research has demonstrated that this condition responds very well to chiropractic--and rather quickly, too. In fact, one paper published in The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association found that men and women with osteoarthritis in their knees felt significant pain relief and enhanced function after just two weeks of chiropractic care.
If your knee pain is because of a medial meniscus sprain, chiropractic could likely help with that as well. One study found that integrating chiropractic with soft tissue therapy, rest, ice, and compression on the affected knee helped lower the intensity of the pain.
Of course, sometimes a knee replacement surgery is required in order to correct the issue, and if that's the case, your chiropractor can also help improve the outcome. How?
Medical research has found that people with low back pain often have less positive results after knee surgery. So, dealing with your back pain through chiropractic prior to having a total knee arthroplasty can help with your post-surgery healing.
No matter what your knee issue, Dr. Bettencourt can likely help. Call our Napa location today and find out what we can do for you!