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Conditions We Treat

Knee Pain

Think of how often you use your knees: maybe you’re sitting right now, with your knees bent while you’re searching this webpage – or your knees are bearing your body weight as you stand, scrolling through on your phone.

Because of this, pain and injury in knees can be common – but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with it. A medical professional can help manage your pain – keep reading to learn more about different causes and treatments.

man sitting on the ground holding knee in pain

What is Knee Pain?

Our knees are put through a lot from normal wear-and-tear from daily activities like walking, bending, standing and lifting – to a range of conditions that can target our knees.

Knee pain can be felt by anybody, but we commonly see athletes or individuals with occupations that put pressure or strain on the knee joint through jumping, running or heavy lifting.

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What Are The Symptoms of Knee Pain?

Depending on the severity of the pain, your knee pain might be able to be cared for at home. This should only happen if the pain is minor, and doesn’t impact mobility.

If the pain in or around your knee doesn’t subside within a few days, or you’re experiencing the below symptoms, please consider reaching out to a medical professional. 

  • Stiffness
  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Joint popping or clicking noises
  • Difficulty walking
  • Inability to fully straighten knee

What Causes Knee Pain?

The cause of knee pain can vary, and can impact how severe the pain and condition is. This will depend on if the source of the pain is from the joint, nerves, muscles or bone itself.

Some of the most common causes are:

  1. Overuse/injury
  2. Sport event injury
  3. Repetitive motion strain

What Are My Treatment Options for Knee Pain?

It’s important for you to know that treating both the symptoms and the source of your knee pain is essential if you want to regain your mobility. Without this kind of care, your pain can worsen and your movement can continue to break down.

Some of the ways your doctor may treat your pain are:

1. Rehab Therapy – Rehab therapy consists of a custom exercise and stretching plan, to help you regain your normal range of motion.

2. Chiropractic Care – Depending on the cause, a chiropractor may be able to treat you with a spinal adjustment that can help relieve the pressure on your extremities.

3. Biologic Injectables – This treatment involves a special kind of injection that has anti-inflammatory properties helping to relieve pain.

man laying on table getting knee adjusted

Frequently Asked Questions about Knee Pain

1. How to treat knee pain at home?
Sometimes knee pain can be treated at home. If a minor injury has happened, or your pain is minimal then try resting, icing your knee throughout the day and watch for swelling. If the pain worsens, seek medical help.

2. How do I know if my knee pain is serious?
There are a few tell-tale signs to know that your knee pain is serious and requires medical intervention. Primarily, swelling, severe pain and not being able to bear weight on your knee. Alongside this, watch for fever – this is a sign of infection, perhaps in the joint.

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Call us for non-opioid, non-surgical treatment of acute & chronic pain in Rockwall, Texas.

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