Knee pain, swelling, locking, or stiffness can prevent you from walking comfortably, sleeping well, or exercising the way you want. To find relief from knee discomfort, see the team at Motion Medical Center in Gardnerville, Nevada. Motion Medical Center combines the best therapies for knee pain, including chiropractic care, regenerative medicine, and cold laser, to help you recover without relying on medications or surgery. For a thorough consultation and exam of your knee, call or request a visit online today.
Why does my knee hurt?
Wear and tear, trauma, and repetitive movements can all cause knee pain. Some of the most common problems that can affect your knees include:
- Patellar tendonitis or iliotibial band (IT) tendonitis
- Ligament sprains or tears
- Muscle strains or tears
- Meniscus tears
- Baker’s cyst
- Chondromalacia patella
- Osgood-Schlatter’s disease
The knee is most easily injured when it’s bent and twisted at the same time. This can happen when you’re playing sports and experience a traumatic impact or pivoting to turn around. Long-term compressive forces from running or sitting with your knees bent for long periods every day can also aggravate knee pain.
When should I see a doctor for knee pain?
Though the symptoms of knee pain can vary, and your pain may come and go depending on what activities you’re doing, it’s important to seek medical care at Motion Medical Center if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Popping, clicking, or locking of your knee
- Swelling and bruising
- Decreased range of motion or stiffness
- A feeling that your knee may buckle or give out
- Limping or difficulty bearing weight
- Tenderness above, below, behind, or on the sides of your knee
These symptoms may point to a more serious injury or condition that requires medical care to prevent further damage or disability.
How is knee pain diagnosed?
At Motion Medical Center, your provider diagnoses the cause of your knee pain following a consultation and physical exam. During the exam, they test your range of motion, muscle strength, and nerve function and perform orthopedic tests to determine which anatomical structures are causing your knee pain.
In some cases, like suspected fractures or severe arthritis, your provider may refer you for X-rays or an MRI to confirm your diagnosis.
How is knee pain treated?
The Motion Medical Center team provides a variety of treatment methods to address all types of knee pain. They incorporate chiropractic care, regenerative medicine, and cold laser to relieve pain and inflammation, decrease swelling, and help you return to normal function by using natural methods to support your healing.
All treatment plans at Motion Medical Center are tailored to your needs and lifestyle, so you can get back to your favorite activities and exercise program as quickly as possible.
To set up an exam for your knee pain, call Motion Medical Center, or request an appointment online now.