Conditions treated

Knee Pain

How can a Chiropractor help?

As a chiropractic clinic that also treats sports injuries, we are very good at dealing with knee pain. It is a very common injury in sport and we often see it in our Chiropractor‘s offices.

At the Bristol Chiropractic Sports and Family Clinic we help knee pain injuries in various ways. Following a detailed consultation and examination we use hands on treatment to loosen the muscles and joints around the knee, hip and feet.

This helps the knee function as it should do. Knees rely on the hip and feet, if one of the three are not working well, one of the others can get injured. They all have to work together like a well oiled machine. In addition to hands on treatment, we will also give you home advice and exercises that will be monitored and progressed.

Should I use Ice or Heat?

With most injuries we tend to recommend using an Ice pack in the early stages of the injury (known as the ‘acute phase’).

This is because the cold will help clear away the dead injured tissue from the injury and allow new healing tissue to arrive.

We generally ask for your to not use an heat pack. Your clinician will be able to tell you if or when a heat pack is OK to use, if it is required at all.

What is the popping/cracking noise heard during treatment?

Chiropractors are known for ‘clicking’ or popping their patient’s joints to get them to move better – this is a gentle but very skilled, safe and powerful technique called ‘manipulation’. Chiropractors have five years of training in this form of treatment and use it every day, they will only use the technique if they feel it is necessary. Feel free to speak to your clinician if it is something that you feel you may not be comfortable with.

What should I wear?

The clinic provides gowns for all patients, however we do recommend bringing a pair of shorts for knee injuries.