Knee Pain Treatment in North Palm Beach
Acute knee pain after an injury is temporary and should fade as the injury heals, but chronic knee pain can make it challenging to get through your day and rarely goes away without treatment. At Active Health in North Palm Beach, Florida, Dr. Marc Weinberg, DC, and the multidisciplinary team of integrative health care professionals work together to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your knee pain so you can get relief without surgery. They use the latest techniques and therapies to heal your knee and reduce pain. Call or schedule a consultation online today.
Knee Pain Q & A
What causes knee pain?
Knee pain is often the result of a mechanical problem after years of wear and tear, osteoarthritis, or an injury. Knee problems usually occur during sports activities or work-related tasks, and like any other joint in your body, overuse can lead to strain and acute or chronic pain.
Injury-related knee pain can affect your ligaments, tendons, and the fluid around your knee joint. You may also hurt the bones and cartilage surrounding your knee.
Some of the most common forms of knee injuries include:
- Ligament injuries
- Torn meniscus (cartilage)
In addition to injuries, knee pain may also be the result of a change in your gait because of lower back or hip pain. Many times when you experience pain in one part of your spine, you adjust the way you walk to help alleviate that pain. In doing so, you may put more stress on your knee joints.
What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis (OA) can cause severe, chronic knee pain. OA is a degenerative form of arthritis, and is common in older adults. Over time, the cartilage that provides cushioning for the knee bone deteriorates. Once the cartilage breaks down, you feel pain from the bones rubbing together, which also leads to stiffness and loss of mobility in your knee joint.
It’s important to have your knee pain evaluated before it becomes debilitating to increase your chances of healing your knee and relieving pain as naturally as possible, without invasive surgeries.
What treatments can relieve my knee pain?
The multidisciplinary team of doctors at Active Health works together to prescribe the most effective knee pain treatments for your specific condition. They evaluate and treat the underlying cause of your pain so you get long-term relief and restored mobility to the joint.
Your customized treatment plan may include:
- Injection therapy (Supartz FX™ hyaluronic acid)
- Stem cell therapy
- Corrective exercises
- Cold laser therapy
- Gentle chiropractic care
- Physical therapy
- Eccentron negative resistance trainer
- Ultrasound and electrotherapy
- Manual therapy and massage for hands-on healing of muscles and soft tissues
With a physician and doctor of physical therapy as part of the knee pain team at Active Health, you benefit from a complete set of treatment methods. Rest assured that you receive the most effective, long-term, nonsurgical pain relief available, without dependency on prescription medications to get through your day.