Athletes and older adults are at greatest risk for developing knee pain. In fact the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that given our country’s aging population, by the year 2030 nearly half of all adults will develop knee osteoarthritis over their lifetimes. Severe knee pain is often the result of osteoarthritis caused by longtime wear and tear. Dr. Patrick King and his team at the Premier Wellness Group in Cape Coral Florida, offer effective, non-surgical treatment plans, whether your knee pain is chronic or the result of a recent injury. Call or book a consultation with the Premier Wellness Group or book your appointment online today.
Knee pain can be frustrating, whether you’ve had mild discomfort for a long time and it’s getting worse, or you hurt yourself and have severe pain. People of all ages can have knee trouble, from teens with sports injuries to senior arthritis. If your knee pain is interfering with daily life, making normal activities difficult, such as getting up from a chair or walking up and down steps, it’s time to get it checked out.
At Premier Wellness Group, Dr. King examines your whole musculoskeletal system, not just your knee, to look for signs of misalignment that may be causing knee pain. Depending on your pain level and other symptoms, he may conduct flexibility and range of motion testing, too, as well as postural screening.
Whether you have arthritis or recently sustained a knee injury, an X-ray or other imaging test may be helpful in getting a clearer picture of the underlying cause of your knee discomfort.
Common causes of knee pain include:
Depending on what he determines as the underlying cause of your knee pain, Dr. King may recommend a treatment plan including a number of therapies to help reduce inflammation and normalize knee function. Possible therapies may include:
Cold therapy: Ice may help with both swelling and pain in an acute knee injury.
Spinal adjustment: If spinal misalignment is contributing to your knee problem, a few gentle chiropractic adjustments of your spine or pelvis may relieve it.
Gentle massage therapy: Manipulating the soft tissue of the knee helps to increase blood flow and improve range of motion.
Ultrasound: This treatment uses sound waves to massage the knee, to reduce stiffness and increase mobility.
Trigger point therapy: A manual technique used to release tightened muscle and fascia, and flush the muscles with fresh blood.
Trigger point injections: Small amount of local anesthetic and/or a steroid medications are injected into reduce muscle pain and inflammation.
Knee bracing: This offers horizontal stability and strength to the a weakened knee.
Stem cell therapy: Your own stem cells are injected into the knee joint to help repair damaged tissue and facilitate healing.
Rehabilitation exercises: Certain exercises can improve strength of the muscles around the knee, while increasing flexibility and stability of the joint.
Nutrition counseling: If excess weight is placing stress on your knees, Dr. King can help you with a weight loss plan.
Natural, nonsurgical treatment for knee pain can help relieve knee pain and restore function. Contact Dr. King and his team to see how chiropractic care can make a difference for you.