Knee Pain

Physical Medicine & Wellness Center

Chiropractic & Physical Medicine located in Florence, KY

Knee pain can range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain that prevents you from doing simple activities, like walking or bending to tie your shoes. At Physical Medicine & Wellness Center, Benton Dammel, DC offers conservative chiropractic and medical solutions for knee pain. Located in Florence, Kentucky, the integrative medical team offers decompression, bracing, and stem cell therapy to help you recover. Set up a visit today by calling the office or scheduling online.

Knee Pain Q & A

Why does my knee hurt?

Knee injuries and chronic knee pain are common complaints seen at Physical Medicine & Wellness Center. The most common types of injuries and issues that affect the knee include:

  • Overuse injuries
  • Running or other compressive forces on the knee
  • Kneeling for long periods
  • Sitting with knees bent for extended periods
  • Wear-and-tear
  • Obesity
  • Poor posture
  • Foot and ankle injuries

The team assesses all potential factors when determining your diagnosis and developing a treatment plan to relieve your pain.

What causes knee pain?

Since knee pain can occur anywhere in your knee, the location of your pain and any movements that aggravate your pain can signal possible causes of your pain. Common conditions that cause knee pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Muscle strain or ligament sprain
  • Meniscus tear
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease

Certain conditions are more common with activities like running or climbing stairs frequently, while other conditions present in children or adults over the age of 60. The team takes your age and lifestyle into account when performing your exam and diagnosing the cause of your pain.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

Knee pain diagnosis involves a consultation and orthopedic exam with the team. First, you explain the location and severity of your pain, activities that aggravate or improve your pain, and any pain triggers or prior knee injuries.

After your consultation, the team takes you through an orthopedic exam that begins with an assessment of your flexibility, range of motion, and strength of the muscles surrounding your knee. You then lie down on the chiropractic table and the team bends your knee at different angles, assessing pain levels and tenderness around your knee.

In some cases, you may need X-rays or an MRI to confirm your diagnosis or rule out more serious conditions, such as a meniscus tear or fracture.

How is knee pain treated?

Treatment for your knee pain depends on your diagnosis. Most types of knee pain respond well to chiropractic care, massage therapy, and rehab that aim to reduce pain and rebuild strength in the knee. For chronic cases or more intense pain, the team also offers decompression therapy, stem cell therapy, and bracing.

Learn more about your knee pain treatment options by scheduling a visit online or by phone at Physical Medicine & Wellness Center now.