Hip Knee Ankle Pain in Orange CA?
Painful hip, knee and ankle joints can come from many causes:
- Sports Injuries
- Work Injuries
- Car Accident Injuries
- Household Activities
- Wear and tear from aging
Treatment of hip knee or ankle pain depends on the cause
In general, there are 2 phases of treatment to restore the painful joint to normal
Acute pain relief phase
Here is where treatment is designed to relieve inflammation and spasm that are causing the immediate pain. Through the use of electrical therapies, cold laser therapy, ice, and mobilization exercises, the swelling and inflammation are relieved which leads to less pain. Once pain has been relieved and motion is pretty much normal, you can progress to the next step, rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation of hip knee ankle pain
After good and painless motion is established it’s time to strengthen the muscles of the joint. In order to get stronger, but not aggravate the hip knee or ankle, you must be careful to begin this phase slowly and work at a lower intensity than you might think. Pushing too hard, too fast will inevitably cause a re-injury and hamper your recovery.
In office therapy will include stretching and strengthening exercises; stretching with cold laser therapy is extremely effective at releasing tight muscles quickly. Therapy modalities of electrical stim and ice may be used to lessen pain while muscles are being worked.
Begin with a few key exercises with either body weight or very light resistance. Aim for 3-5 sets of fairly easy exercises of 10 reps each. For the first week 3 sets of 10 reps 3 days a week, next week add a set and so on until you are at 5 sets.
Once you can easily do 5 sets of 1o reps, go back to 3 sets and do moderately difficult reps of 6-8. Move up to 4 then 5 sets as you progress.
Hip ankle knee pain is a common complaint seen by chiropractors and our office has many types of therapy modalities designed to relieve your specific problem. With post doctorate specialty training in orthopedics and years of experience treating world class athletes, musicians, and people of all walks of life, we are ready to handle your problem.