The ‘right’ kind of knee injury

knee probWe all know that sustaining a knee injury is not a good thing, in fact it is officially ‘not a good thing at all’. Knee injuries are painful, take a long time to heal, and could potentially leave the sufferer with ongoing chronic pain and discomfort – you can see why anyone who sustains such an injury quickly gets that look of fear in their eyes at the realisation that they have a knee problem.

For professional athletes, certain types of knee injury can end a career, or at least hamper performance to the point where it is never the same as before. No matter how much you train and prepare your body for the rigours and trials it will go through during a sporting career, it only takes one wrong twist or a freak occurrence to cause a problem which could have a seriously negative effect.

There is no right or wrong kind of injury, but a meniscus tear injury, a fairly common one, is actually one particular knee complaint which can be put right. Obviously, this depends on severity, but the long road to recovery does have a shining beam of light at the end of it, and it’s not always down to surgery.

Here at Balance Chiropractic we are committed to helping people from all walks of life, with a huge range of different problems, and we see and treat many individuals with meniscus tear injuries, treating them in a totally conservative way. If an injury can avoid surgery, then we implement a series of exercises and rehabilitation methods to get the sufferer back to their best as quickly as possible. Epping chiropractor, Dr Gus Gunther, has treated countless people with this particular problem, and has a success rate to give you serious hope of getting back to your very best.

Treatment is instant, with icing of the area to prevent excessive swelling and to reduce pain. Once the initial swelling has gone down, a range of rehabilitation exercises are implemented and reviewed on a regular basis. This is a very delicate area and a delicate injury to treat, so checking for adverse effects is highly important. As the knee gets stronger and the muscles build up to support the healing injury, a slow reintroduction of daily activities begins, until the individual is eventually back to a normal range of movements and activities. This isn’t a quick process, but it is one that yields considerable success.

If you are worried about the effects of an injury you have sustained recently, don’t delay and call the practice now on (02) 9868 2509 to arrange an appointment. Quick assessment, diagnosis, and treatment is imperative in these cases, and once this has been done, you can start the long road to recovery, which with the help of highly effective chiropractic methods, can certainly give you much hope that your injury will not only be treated, but won’t leave you with lasting chronic pain and discomfort.