Knee pain is one of the most common concerns that makes people seek help from a medical professional. Chronic knee pain can interfere with walking, driving, and many other daily activities, but the caring team at Beeson Wellness Center in Portland, Oregon, can help you find freedom from knee pain without medication or surgery. To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Knee pain may be the result of an injury, structural problem, or arthritis. Some knee injuries that can cause ongoing pain include:
- Dislocation of the kneecap
- Tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament
- Torn meniscus
- Patellar tendinitis
- Knee bursitis
Structural problems may involve the alignment of the knee itself or problems in the foot, hip, or another part of the leg. They may be caused by an injury or muscular contraction, such as iliotibial band syndrome.
Mild knee pain, or pain that immediately follows an injury, can usually be treated at home. Rest, ice, elevation, and wearing a knee brace can help temporary knee pain.
If your pain persists one week after an injury, or if you have persistent pain without injury, you should schedule an evaluation.
The experts at Beeson Wellness Center use a multidisciplinary approach to treat knee pain. The first step is a comprehensive evaluation, which includes diagnostic imaging performed in the office, such as digital X-rays, surface electromyography, or an ultrasound. Your evaluation will determine the cause of your knee pain and the extent of damage to the ligaments, tendons, and bones in your knee.
After your evaluation is complete, your provider will create a custom treatment plan, which will integrate multiple therapies in order to relieve your pain, reduce inflammation, and restore function. This approach will give you the best chance for a complete recovery because it will support the natural healing processes of your body and promote better health overall. Your treatment plan may include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Trigger point injections
- Massage therapy
- Exercise routines
- Dietary changes
In addition, your provider may recommend regenerative medicine, such as stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma therapy. Regenerative medicine is an innovative practice that promotes the growth of healthy tissue, and it has been shown to be effective in treating knee injuries. Regenerative medicine may even reduce your chances of needed knee surgery in the future because it can halt the destruction of cartilage that is often the source of severe knee pain.
If you’re suffering from debilitating knee pain, book an appointment online or over the phone with Beeson Wellness Center today.
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