Chronic Knee Pain
Chronic knee pain is known as long-term pain characterized by sensitivity in one or both knees, discomfort, and swelling. It can be debilitating and stop you from performing basic tasks. At West Knoxville Medical and Chiropractic in Knoxville, TN, we can diagnose and treat your knee pain. It is important to seek treatment right away so your condition does not worsen.
Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain can be caused by different health conditions and diseases, including the following:
- Osteoarthritis: Inflammation and joint destruction as a result of deterioration and degeneration of the joints.
- Bursitis: Overuse or knee injury causing inflammation and joint pain
- Meniscus tear: A common type of knee injury, especially among older people.
- Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune condition characterized by inflammation of the joints and loss of cartilage.
There are some factors that can make the knee pain worse, such as:
- Overuse of the joints
- Improper stretching of the muscles
- Strains and sprains
How Is Chronic Knee Pain Diagnosed?
Depending on the cause of knee pain, it requires different diagnostic methods and tests. The tests usually include blood work, X-rays, MRI, CT scans, and other imaging diagnostic methods. Our chiropractor will decide what tests you may need in order to find the root cause of your pain.
Chiropractic Knee Pain Treatment
We will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to understand your condition and what exactly is causing the pain. We will ask you about medical history, symptoms, and possible causes. We may also examine your spine, hips, and neck in addition to examining your knees.
After a diagnosis, our chiropractor will create a personalized treatment plan to alleviate your knee pain. The purpose of this plan is to help you manage the pain and symptoms. A typical treatment plan will most likely include the following techniques and components:
- Soft tissue massage to reduce inflammation and joint pain
- Ultrasound treatment
- Ice application
- Strengthening and stretching exercises
- Chiropractic adjustments
Each treatment plan will be different depending on the severity of your pain and its cause. Our methods are drug-free and non-invasive, so you can heal without any side effects. Our chiropractic treatments will promote natural healing in your body.
Schedule an Appointment for Knee Pain Relief
If you have been suffering from chronic knee pain, don’t wait to get treatment. At West Knoxville Medical and Chiropractic in Knoxville, TN, our team of experts can help. Our center focuses on treating a variety of conditions, including knee pain. We are dedicated to helping our patients live happy, healthy, and pain-free lives. Your health and wellness are the main priorities to us. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us today.