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Don't Blame Your Knees! How Hip and Low Back Misalignments Can Cause Knee Pain

Hey everyone, Dr. Oowais Siddique here from Accurate Chiropractic Care in Lombard, IL. Today, let's talk about a surprising culprit for knee pain: misalignment in your hips and low back.

Your body is a complex machine, and everything works together. When your hips or low back are misaligned, it throws off your entire kinetic chain, the way your body transfers force when you move. This misalignment can put undue stress on your knees, leading to pain and discomfort.

Here's how it happens:

  • Hip Issues: Tight or weak hip muscles, along with improper hip joint movement, can cause your knees to track incorrectly. This abnormal tracking can lead to pain in the kneecap, ligaments, or tendons.

  • Low Back Misalignment: When your lower spine is misaligned, it can affect your pelvis and ultimately tilt your entire body. This can cause your weight to be distributed unevenly across your legs, putting extra strain on your knees. Misalignment can also cause a temporary change in how your legs function, which can mimic a leg length discrepancy and contribute to knee pain.

  • Pinched Nerves: Misalignment can pinch nerves in your lower back, radiating pain down your leg and potentially into your knee.

So, what can you do?

  • Schedule a Chiropractic Consultation: At Accurate Chiropractic Care, we can assess your posture, joint mobility, and nerve function to identify any misalignments that might be contributing to your knee pain.

  • Chiropractic Adjustments: Gentle chiropractic adjustments can help restore proper alignment in your hips and low back, allowing your knees to function more optimally.

  • Targeted Exercises: We can recommend specific stretches and exercises to strengthen your core and improve hip mobility, promoting better overall balance and reducing stress on your knees.

Remember, knee pain doesn't always originate in the knee itself! By addressing potential imbalances in your hips and low back, chiropractic care can offer a natural and effective solution for knee pain in Lombard, IL.

Don't suffer in silence. If you're experiencing knee pain, schedule an appointment at Accurate Chiropractic Care today. Let's work together to get you back on your feet and feeling great!

Dr. Oowais Siddique

Accurate Chiropractic Care

Lombard, IL

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