Knee pain is increasingly becoming a more common problem in society. It is a complaint we see frequently. The most common complaint associated with knee pain is considered the normal “wear and tear.” Another ailment that affects the knee is osteoarthritis.

The knee is a complex joint that relies heavily on ligaments and muscles for stability. The knee is a major weight bearing joint which makes it more susceptible to injury. To ensure your knee and surrounding areas are working in conjunction, we will be sure to examine your knee joint as well as your low back, pelvis, hip, ankle and foot.

Some things to consider when suffering from knee pain:

  • Is it limiting your day-to-day or sporting activities?
  • Have you tried painkillers and been told to rest with no long-term improvement?
  • Have you been told you have arthritis and there is nothing that can be done?

Here at PC Medical Centers, we care about our patients and getting them back to optimal health as quickly as possible. Our treatment plan is outlined below to give you an idea of our approach. We will address your issue and customize your plan to best suit your needs.

Stage 1: Reduce joint inflammation and reduce pain

Our Approach: Avoidance of aggravating factors; use of a support from sports tape and the use of ice to reduce inflammation, muscle spasm and pain.

Soft Tissue Healing Therapies Used: laser, ultrasound and interferential therapy.

Stage 2: Normalize joint function

Our Approach: Specific manipulation and mobilization techniques to areas of restricted movement in the knee and surrounding joints to increase movement, improve the function and reduce pain.

Techniques/Therapies Used: Deep soft tissue massage, trigger-point therapy and cross-friction.

Stage 3: Rehabilitation and Exercise Programs

Our Approach: When appropriate, we introduce exercises to improve strength, endurance and stability. We also work on improving your balance and evaluate your proprioception. This will help you return to your normal state while preventing any future injuries.

For more information on knee pain or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (573) 335-9188!