Knee Pain


Knee Pain Treatment Specialist

Knee pain can come on suddenly or gradually over time. Sometimes it’s simple discomfort; other times, your quality of life is severely affected and you suddenly have trouble maintaining your normal level of activity. If you’re suffering from knee pain, a San Francisco chiropractor can help restore function and get you back in the game.


Top Chiropractor for Knee Pain in San Francisco

Dr. Swanson offers a noninvasive, multifaceted approach to patient care that focuses on providing effective long-term relief. If you’re in the greater San Francisco area, including the Mission District, SoMa and Hayes Valley, and need chiropractic care for knee pain, call (415) 578-5375 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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Knee Pain Q & A

Your knees are workhorses. Every time you bend, jump, walk, run, kneel, dance or engage in almost any other kind of physical activity, the bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons in your knees leap into action. When any or all of those anatomical structures are disrupted or damaged, you may experience knee pain.

Some common causes of knee pain include:

– Fractures, including the patella (also known as your kneecap) or the ends of the femur and tibia where they meet and form the knee joint

– Dislocation, when the bones of the knee slip out of place and disconnect

– Bursitis, an inflammation of the small sacs of fluid (bursae) that cushion the outside of the knee joint

– Patellar tendinitis, an irritation and/or inflammation of the tendons connecting the patella and shinbone and front thigh muscles, allowing you to jump, run and kick

– Tears in the meniscus, typically caused by excessive or forceful twisting

– Osgood-Schlatter disease, an inflammation of the point where the patellar tendon and tibia connect

– Ligament and tendon tears

– Sprains

– Arthritis

Whether you’ve been in a car crash, had a fall, are experiencing a structural abnormality or had a sports-related accident, chiropractic care courtesy of Dr. Swanson could help you regain function and feel better.

Specific treatment depends on the cause and severity of knee pain. Among the approaches frequently used by Dr. Swanson is cold laser therapy. With this FDA approved technology, Dr. Swanson can precisely locate damaged areas within the knee and target these with laser energy. This energy penetrates into the tissues to reduce inflammation and increased blood flow for accelerated healing. Cool laser therapy is even safe and effective for patients who have artificial knees. Other treatments used by Dr. Swanson to relieve knee pain include manual manipulations and adjustment techniques to areas of restricted movement, deep soft tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, exercises to strengthen the knee and increase flexibility, Kinesio-Taping and the application of ice. If you’re looking for a chiropractor for knee pain, schedule an appointment with Dr. Swanson today.

Dr. Swanson uses a full complement of chiropractic modalities to treat knee pain. In addition to chiropractic manipulations, Dr. Swanson may recommend:

– Deep soft-tissue massage

– Trigger-point therapy

– Strength-building exercises

– Flexibility training

– Kinesio-taping

– Ice

Dr. Swanson also uses cold laser therapy, an FDA-approved tool that harnesses the power of laser energy to reduce inflammation and boost blood flow. Cold laser therapy is safe and effective for both natural and artificial knees and can speed up the healing process.

The knee is a complex, weight-bearing joint, making it susceptible to injury. You should see a chiropractor if your knee:

– Is unable to bear weight
– Is significantly swollen
– Is unable to fully extend or flex
– Has an obvious deformity
– Feels unstable