A sore or stiff knee can strike at any time, making even simple tasks like getting into your car or taking a brisk walk nearly impossible. The team at Integrated Body and Medicine, located in Hammond, Indiana, regularly works with patients to diagnose, treat, and relieve knee pain. If a knee-related injury is preventing you from living your best life, make an appointment by calling or clicking the online booking tool today.
Knee pain is a common complaint that affects men, women, and children. Sometimes it’s the result of a sports-related injury or accident, while other times, it develops due to a degenerative condition like osteoarthritis or an infection.
Most knee pain heals on its own with rest and conservative measures of care such as ice and heat therapy. However, pain that persists, gets worse, or prevents you from participating in work or other normal activities, may point to a more serious health problem.
The symptoms of knee pain vary depending on the location and severity of your injury. However, common telltale signs include:
Other common symptoms associated with knee pain include cracking and popping noises and the inability to fully straighten your leg.
Your provider at Integrated Body and Medicine diagnose knee pain by performing a physical exam, reviewing your medical history, and asking you about your symptoms.
Your provider also inspects your knee for swelling and checks to see how far you can move your leg in each direction. Finally, your provider places light pressure on your knee joint to monitor its overall structural integrity.
These basic tests are usually enough to provide the team with adequate insights. However, if necessary, they can also order a series of X-rays.
Whenever possible, the team at Integrated Body and Medicine treats knee pain using a conservative, noninvasive approach. If you’re experiencing mild to moderate knee pain, the team may recommend a series of chiropractic adjustments combined with massage therapy to ease swelling and improve circulation.
If you’re an athlete who loves spending time on the court or in the gym, your provider may recommend physical therapy and rehabilitation or exercise modifications to limit your risk of further injury.
The team also offers regenerative medicine therapy using mesenchymal stem cells. Research shows that mesenchymal stem cells may help relieve knee pain, particularly for people who are suffering from osteoarthritis.
Thanks to alternative treatments like chiropractic, treating knee pain quickly and effectively has never been easier. Make your appointment at Integrated Body and Medicine today by calling or clicking the online booking tool.