Knee Pain Specialist

Complete Health Medical Center

Multidisciplinary Medical Center & Chiropractic Care located in Waxahachie, TX

When your knee hurts, it can prevent you from working, exercising, doing chores around the house, and walking. To avoid long-term knee pain and dysfunction, see the specialists at Complete Health Medical Center for effective pain relief. Located in Waxahachie, Texas, the team provides comprehensive care for knee pain, whether you’re dealing with an acute injury or chronic issue. Find relief today by calling the office to schedule an appointment.

Knee Pain Q & A

What are the signs of a knee injury?

Knee injuries can cause mild discomfort to severe bruising, swelling, and pain. To determine if you’re suffering from a knee injury, the Complete Health Medical Center team looks for the following signs and symptoms:

  • Stiffness and decreased range of motion
  • Bruising, redness, or discoloration
  • Difficulty bearing weight
  • Popping, clicking, or cracking in your knee
  • A sensation that your knee is catching or locking
  • Tenderness around your knee joint

Mild discomfort that lasts more than one week despite resting can be a cause for concern and warrants an exam as well to rule out a more complicated or serious injury.

What causes knee pain?

Common causes of knee pain include:

  • Patellar or iliotibial (IT) band tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains or tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Arthritis
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures

Overuse and repetitive movements are the leading causes of knee pain, especially if you experience pain when exercising or doing specific activities for your job or at home. Trauma is more likely to cause structural damage to your knee, including fractures and dislocations.

How is knee pain diagnosed?

To diagnose knee pain, the team begins by asking about the location of your pain, activities that make your pain better or worse, and any trauma you’ve experienced. Next, your provider performs an orthopedic exam of your knee to determine which anatomical structures are involved and isolate the exact location of your pain.

In some cases, your provider may refer you for X-rays or an MRI before determining your diagnosis.

How is knee pain treated?

Treatment for mild to moderate cases of knee pain is available at Complete Health Medical Center. Treatments and therapies for knee pain include:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Rehab exercises and stretches
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Regenerative medicine, including mesenchymal stem cells, Wharton’s jelly, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

The team provides support for pre- and post-surgical cases of knee pain as well. Your treatment plan is personalized based on your diagnosis and the function of your knee. The team strives to provide you with effective pain relief and strategies to prevent the pain from returning while also strengthening and stabilizing your knee for optimal function.

To discuss knee pain treatment, call Complete Health Medical Center today.