Knee Pain

If you're looking for natural knee pain relief from a chiropractor in Chesapeake, VA, you're welcome to receive chiropractic care at Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. We see active youths, young adults, seniors, and athletes experiencing sudden pain from acute injuries or chronic pain from degenerative conditions. Using cutting edge technology and equipment, we're able to accurately diagnose your condition before tailoring a treatment plan to eliminate the pain and restore knee functions. 

Dr. Santjer will perform a comprehensive physical and medical evaluation

Anatomy of the Knee

The knee is a hinge joint featuring the knee cap (patella), thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia), and connecting joints. The muscles, tendons, ligaments, bursae, and cartilage protect these bony structures, keep the knee strong and stable, and allow repetitive movements such as walking, running, or stair climbing.

What Causes Knee Pain? 

Being overweight, vertebral misalignment, physical imbalances due to the shape of the feet, and sports or overuse injuries commonly cause pain. Common knee conditions our chiropractor can help treat are as follows:

    • Knee tendinitis
    • IT Band Syndrome
    • Knee joint dislocation
    • Tendon tear or ligament sprain
    • Dislocated, broken, or fractured kneecap 
    • Inflammation disorders such as gout, bursitis, and osteoarthritis 

Typical Pain Symptoms

A sharp, dull, or throbbing pain may occur inside the knee or around the knee cap which may worsen when you put pressure on the knee. Depending on the root cause of your pain, you may also experience swelling, tenderness, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Some patients hear a clicking sound or feel a grinding sensation when they bend or extend the knee. The knee may lock, buckle, or give way if it is unstable or weak.

Knee Pain Treatment by Our Chesapeake, VA, Chiropractor

Your drug-free treatment plan may feature chiropractic adjustments along with rehabilitative therapies designed to provide holistic healing. Nutritional counseling and lifestyle advice are also offered to restore balance and prevent recurrent pain. 

    • Knee Adjustment: Knee dislocations or instability can be corrected with gentle manipulation force that mobilizes and realigns the surrounding structures. Adjustments also alleviate pain and increase mobility.
    • Spinal Adjustment: Dr. Santjer may use manual manipulation or the Activator Method to realign the vertebrae. Restoring the integrity of the spine improves physical balance and takes excess pressure off the knee.
    • Rehabilitative Therapies: Massage therapy and corrective exercises are complementary methods that promote healing, repair, and strengthening of the connective tissue.
    • Custom Orthotics: If your pain stems from imbalances related to the feet, we may also prescribe customized orthotics to improve your posture and balance.

Chiropractic Care Can Provide Lasting Pain Relief

Dr. Santjer will perform a comprehensive physical and medical evaluation to determine the underlying cause of the pain and decide if chiropractic care is right for you. If you live in Chesapeake, VA, or surrounding communities feel free to visit Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation or call (757) 547-4325 to book an appointment.


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I love coming here! They offer great chiropractics and massage therapy. I always leave feeling better. Dr.Santer and the team are always so welcoming and make me feel like we have been friends for years. You truly feel they care about you. It is easy to set up and appointment and they are very understanding when something comes up. I like the office and staff so much and think they do such an amazing job! I tell all my friends and family about it. Thank you everyone for all you do!!!"
    Dominique C., Chesapeake, VA
  • ""I first came to Atlantic Chiropractic 5 years ago with a pinched nerve in my neck. I was in so much pain, I could not even move my head. Dr. Eric diagnosed the problem almost immediately and confirmed it with the EMG. He set up a treatment plan and told me I probably would not feel significant relief for a good two weeks. I appreciated his thoroughness, expertise, and honesty. As it turned out, I was actually pain free in one week! I always refer my friends to Dr. Eric/Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation for the most trusted effective chiropractic care.""
    Michelle G., Chesapeake, VA