With every step you take, you put pressure equal to at least one and a half times your weight on to your knees. Your knees are strong and durable, but over time, this stress takes a toll. At Medical Wellness Group in Columbus, Ohio, the team provides an integrative approach to knee pain, combining therapies to restore your knee health, relieve your pain, and help you get back to your regular activities. Don’t let knee pain disrupt your life. Call Medical Wellness Group or schedule a consultation online today.
Your knees are hinge joints that consist of bones, cushioning cartilage, and a network of muscle and connective tissue that provides stability and facilitates movement. Knee pain can stem from any part of your knee, as well as the surrounding tissues.
The most common causes of knee pain are traumatic injuries, degenerative conditions, or repetitive stress. For example, your knee pain could be caused by:
Your risk of knee pain increases if you're overweight or if you lead a sedentary lifestyle. Participating in sports or athletic hobbies can also increase your chances of developing knee pain, especially if you don't warm-up or cool down correctly.
You should contact Medical Wellness Group if you have knee pain that persists for more than a couple of days. Most minor injuries subside after a couple of days of rest, and if your pain lasts longer, it's a sign of a more severe issue.
Other signs that you need medical attention include:
The team at Medical Wellness Group provides thorough exams and consultations to evaluate your pain and identify the underlying condition or injury.
The team at Medical Wellness Group aims to relieve your pain and address the underlying condition. Your treatment program could include:
Your provider might recommend chiropractic adjustments and joint manipulation to correct the alignment of your knee as well as neighboring joints like your ankles, hips, and spine. Chiropractic care can also loosen painfully tight muscles and connective tissue.
You might benefit from practicing exercises and stretches at home to increase strength and flexibility in your knees. In addition to relieving knee pain, these exercises can reduce your risk of future injuries and pain.
The team at Medical Wellness Group might also recommend regenerative medicine treatments such as stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. Regenerative medicine stimulates and supports your body's natural ability to create new cells and repair itself.
The team also offers ultrasound therapy to promote healing. The high-frequency sound waves create heat that improves circulation and supports your body’s natural healing response.
Your provider might recommend adjusting your diet to remove foods that trigger inflammation or to help you lose weight, which can decrease the stress you put on your knees. If you're physically active, they might recommend getting new shoes or wearing orthotic inserts to correct the alignment of your joints and your body mechanics.
Call Medical Wellness Group or make an appointment online today for expert diagnosis and treatment for knee pain.