Genesis Integrative Medicine
Knee Pain Q & A
Knee pain is a common condition that can stem from any of the bony structures compromising the knee joint (femur, tibia, fibula), the kneecap (patella), or the ligaments and cartilage (meniscus) of the knee. Knee pain does not discriminate and it can affect people of all ages and lifestyles.
The severity of the pain can vary, from a minor ache to a severe and disabling pain. Common symptoms include:
- Difficulty walking or instability
- Limping due to discomfort
- Locking of the knee (unable to bend the knee)
- Redness and swelling
- Inability to extend the knee
Knee pain can be divided into three major categories:
- Acute injury: a broken bone or torn ligament
- Medical conditions: Arthritis or infections
- Chronic use/overuse conditions: Osteoarthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis
At Genesis Integrative Medicine our focus in pain management is based on alignment and function. Chiropractic treatment is a non-invasive approach to treating knee pain that focuses on realigning the spine and restoring proper function to the body. Our experienced chiropractors use a range of techniques, including manual adjustments, stretches, and exercises, to alleviate knee pain and improve overall mobility. Chiropractic techniques for knee pain focus on the health of the joint itself, ensuring proper function. This is important because your knee is a complex joint.
Our chiropractors utilize non-drug methods of easing and preventing pain. Chiropractic adjustments decrease inflammation to restore mobility in the affected tissues and joints. We often use soft tissue therapies, such as massage therapy, in addition to exercise therapies to facilitate recovery.
Physical therapy is a non-invasive treatment option for knee pain that focuses on improving strength, flexibility, and mobility in the affected area. Our experienced physical therapists use a variety of techniques, including exercises, stretches, and manual therapy, to help patients with knee pain achieve their goals and reduce their discomfort. We work with each patient individually to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and helps them reach their full potential. Whether you're recovering from an injury or dealing with a chronic condition, physical therapy can be an effective tool in managing knee pain and improving your quality of life.
Other non-surgical treatments include EPAT shockwave therapy. This treatment can be used for patients who cannot be treated by anti-inflammatory or immobilization devices. This quick effective intervention is often used to treat many chronic painful orthopedic conditions.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate healing in the affected area. This therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing pain and inflammation in the knee joint, and can help patients avoid more invasive treatments.
Treatments typically last around 10-15 minutes with no downtime. During your treatment session, a handheld device is specially designed to introduce the shockwaves into the area through slow pulses. These small waves of energy move faster than the speed of sound are introduced through the skin. They help to increase blood flow to the injured area of the body which encourages the body’s healing response more rapidly.
PRP therapy is an innovative treatment option for knee pain that uses a patient's own platelets to promote healing and reduce inflammation. This therapy involves taking a small amount of the patient's blood, processing it to concentrate the platelets, and injecting the resulting solution into the knee joint. At Genesis Integrative Medicine, we offer PRP therapy as a safe and effective option for patients looking to find relief from knee pain and restore function to the affected area.
Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment option for knee pain that uses low-level laser energy to stimulate healing in the affected area. This therapy can reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and promote the growth of healthy tissue. Our experienced medical professionals use state-of-the-art equipment to deliver laser energy directly to the knee joint, helping patients find relief from their knee pain without the need for surgery or medication. If you're dealing with knee pain, cold laser therapy may be an effective and safe treatment option for you.
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