• Chirorpactic for Knee Problems

    by Austin McMillin
    on Nov 24th, 2015

What does chiropractic care have to do with knee problems?  Everything.  That's why you should be looking for us to be your Tacoma chiropractor if you have knee pain, knee injury, a post-surgical recovery, or knee arthritis. 


There have been several research studies over recent years that confirm that poor movement control of the spine and pelvis/hip region are predictors of knee problems.  These studies have included younger athletes, and it is clear that poor central body control of the lower spine and pelvic region predict significant knee injuries like ACL tears, meniscus tears, and collateral ligament sprains.  Treatment of knee problems needs to include treatment of the spine and pelvic region, and should specifically focus on better movement control training. 


New research out just out shows that rehabilitation of a knees problems needs to factor in rehabilitation of the spine and pelvic regions (aka, proximal regions). The British Journal of Sports Medicine (2015;49(21) 1365-1376) reported that after a review of high quality studies from 2014 acres a wide range of publications, there was ​strong evidence that proximal rehabilitation combined with local knee rehabilitation improved function, and decreased pain. The conclusion was that there is a ​robust body of work that shows that proximal rehabilitation should be included with conservative management for knee conditions.   This study surveys a condition called patellofemoral pain, a common knee pain problem, and combined with prior research findings from other studies, the support is very strong for a more comprehensive approach to knee rehabilitation, one that should include the spine, hip, and pelvic region.


At Proactive Spine Care, we  help more completely treat problems in the musculoskeletal system every day.   We see and help patients with knee problems like patellofemoral pain, meniscus tears and meniscus defects, ACL repairs, collateral ligament sprains, chondromalacia patella, and knee osteoarthritis on a regular basis. We see a wide range of patients from youth, to sports injuries, to seniors with knee conditions, and we focusing on developing the right plan for each person. 

If you are looking for non surgical help for knee pain, arthritis, or knee injury problems, give us a call today at 253-564-1288.  We have been helping Tacoma, Fircrest, University Place, and the surrounding areas with  pain relief and functional rehabilitation for an active lifestyle for over 25 years.  We are your Tacoma Chiropractor. 


Author Austin McMillin Chiropractor

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