Knee Pain Specialist

knee pain in Clovis CA

Living with knee pain makes just about everything you do seem unbearably uncomfortable, from sleeping to running. Top chiropractor Travis Ryan, DC of Sierra Functional Medical in Clovis, California, can help you get relief. Dr. Ryan offers diagnostic and treatment methods for all men and women who have knee pain, even if you’ve already been receiving treatment elsewhere. The caring team at Sierra Functional Medical offer flexible scheduling options, allowing you to get seen for knee pain right away.


Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Between standing for extended periods of time, walking around, and climbing stairs, you’re putting a lot of strain on your knee, simply by doing your everyday tasks. That makes it easy to injure yourself quickly. Knee pain isn’t always caused by a sudden — or old — injury though. Sometimes, chronic degenerative issues lead to knee pain. Your knee pain could be a sign of:

  • An ACL injury
  • Bone fracture
  • Torn meniscus
  • Bursitis
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Misalignment in your hips or spine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

How does a chiropractor treat knee pain?

Dr. Ryan will spend time thoroughly diagnosing you before providing any treatment. The plan he puts together for you will depend on what’s causing your knee pain. Some treatments involve rehabilitation to strengthen the muscles around your knee. Over time, stronger hamstring and quadricep muscles help keep your knee more stable. Even on off days when you don’t see Dr. Ryan, he’ll probably want you to do some strengthening exercises at home, too.

Most men and women notice an improvement in knee pain levels by getting regular chiropractic adjustments. Once Dr. Ryan puts your spine and joints back into place, you won’t have as much strain on your knees. Your sessions will likely include other treatments as well, such as ultrasound, or cold laser therapy. These treatments improve soft tissue healing in and around your knees.

You might also benefit by wearing inserts or orthotics in your shoes. These devices provide cushioning every time you step, so your knee doesn’t take so much of the hit. Plus they keep your spine aligned, minimizing some of the strain on your knees. Dr. Ryan can work with you to determine which types of inserts might benefit you, or if you need to have custom orthotics designed for your feet.

Can I see a chiropractor even if I have arthritis?

Yes. When you have osteoarthritis, the cushioning cartilage in your knee starts breaking down, or if you have rheumatoid arthritis, your immune system starts destroying cartilage and tissues in your knee. Dr. Ryan can improve these common types of arthritis with regular chiropractic treatments. Chiropractic adjustments help keep your body in line, helping to minimize some of the future degeneration. Between manual manipulations and soft tissue treatments (like ultrasound), you’re sure to feel less pain shortly after your first visit.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Saturday
Closed

Sierra Functional Medical
2181 Herndon Avenue #103
Clovis, CA 93611
(559) 297-0030