Chiropractic care is an excellent option for knee pain and Dr. Steve has treated hundreds of patients in New Haven, CT with knee pain. The care is safe and effective and treats the cause of the problem. Knee pain symptom consists of pressure, weakness, swelling and instability with movement. Knee pain can also occur with getting up and down from a chair, using stairs and running.
Dr. STEVE Piserchia takes a very systemic approach to the treatment and management of knee pain.
The knee joint is a simple 2nd class lever with the patella acting as a fulcrum. When there is joint dysfunction knee pain occurs.
The knee is a joint that has three compartments. This joint has an inner (medial) and an outer (lateral) compartment. The kneecap (patella) joins the femur to form a third compartment called the patellofemoral joint. The thigh bone (femur) meets the large shinbone (tibia) forming the main knee joint.
The knee joint is surrounded by a joint capsule with ligaments strapping the inside and outside of the joint called the collateral ligaments as well as crossing within the joint called the cruciate ligaments. These ligaments provide stability and strength to the knee joint moving forwards and backwards . The meniscus is a thickened cartilage pad between the two joints formed by the femur and tibia. The meniscus acts as a smooth surface for motion and absorbs the load of the body above the knee when standing. Below the kneecap, there is a large tendon called the patella tendon which attaches to the front of the tibia bone. Their are large muscles of the thigh move the knee. In the front of the thigh, the quadriceps muscles extend the knee joint (straighten). In the back of the thigh, the hamstring muscles flex the knee (bend).
How do I know if chiropractic is right for me?
Chiropractic adjustments to the knee are very gentle and are non painful. There are no twisting or bending just a small impulse into the joint, it doe not take much to realign the joint. In conjunction with the adjustment, we use physical therapy exercises , ice and interferential currents for pain and swelling.
New Haven Medical under the direction of Steve Piserchia DC has extensive knowledge of knee pain and treatment for new haven residents. The office has a complete physical therapy rehabilitation area in the office. Using a sports medicine program to increase the muscle strength, flexibility and joint mobilizations to increase knee joint mechanics makes the difference.
Knee pain is not fun and if left untreated can become worse with time. If you have pain with the following activities you may benefit from the care that we offered.
If you answered more then three of the questions YES then you have a knee problem and should call the office for a consult at 203-776-3375
Parking in front or in the rear, staffing they are great friendly and helpful, clean inside And Dr Steve is awesome, I would recommend all that have sports injuries or that need a physical for your job, or DMV
Wonderful and friendly staff. I felt that Dr. Steve truly cares about his patients and their recovery. He has been a tremendous help to me with several physical issues due to injury.
LT in New Haven
Amazed at the professionalism, knowledge, and courtesy from moment of stepping in, right through to discharge from Doctor!! They make you feel acknowledged and appreciated no matter the reason you are there or the type of patient/client. Even though this was first and only time there thus far I would recommend them and definitely will be going back for next check up. Thank you and keep up the good work!????????
I want to recommend this office for DOT physicals. I was referred by my office and it was great. The office staff was really nice, there was free parking. It was crowded and I was in and out in 35 minutes. Dr Steve was awesome. GO there!
Go there !! I went there for a DOT physical and everything was so smooth. In and out in 30m. nice people, fair price, and the doctor was very nice guy!!
Good Customer service went in and out for DOT Superfast In and out
O M G!!! What an amazing place! Felt welcomed by staff. Dr Piserchia is a gentle giant. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Monique Jackson Caesar