Knee Pain

Great Life Medical

Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Long Beach, CA

Knee is now more common among Americans than ever, with knee replacements at an all-time high. If you take some steps to prevent knee pain now, however, you can avoid or delay joint replacement surgery. At Great Life Medical, the skilled team of specialists works in tandem to help you overcome knee pain. Call the Long Beach, California, office or use the online appointment maker now.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain can develop for many reasons, including:

  • Wear-and-tear with age
  • Overuse such as frequent heavy lifting
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Sports injuries
  • Auto accidents

 

Knee problems often develop in older adults; one of the most common causes of joint damage or osteoarthritis is wear and tear over time. 

However, you can also experience sudden knee pain at any age. For example, meniscus tears, ACL, PCL or medial or collateral ligament tears in the knee.

Should I get medical help for knee pain?

If your knee pain is severe, or if the pain is milder but quite persistent, reach out to Great Life Medical for help as soon as you can. 

What are the symptoms of knee pain?

It’s especially important to get help fast if you notice popping noises when you move your knee, red or bruised skin around the knee, difficulty straightening your leg, swelling, locking, giving out, or problems with standing upright. 

Ignoring your knee pain could cause you much bigger problems in the future. If you don’t treat the underlying cause of pain, you could experience more serious complications like infection, ligament rupture, and even mobility loss. 

How do you treat knee pain?

The Great Life Medical team diagnoses the cause of your knee pain and then prescribes a solution to relieve the pain quickly. Your treatment may include: 

Trigger point injections

Trigger point injections deliver relief from muscle spasms around your knee to ease tightness and pain.

Extremity manipulation

Spinal adjustments including the Activator Method® and the diversified technique are an excellent treatment for pain relief all over your body. Often, knee pain is related to lower spine nerves, where chiropractic is particularly effective. 

Corrective exercise/functional rehabilitation

Physical therapy modalities like ice, heat, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation can ease your pain. You also learn strengthening and flexibility exercises to protect the tissue around your knee as it heals. 

Massage therapy

Massage therapy can break up scar tissue that causes knee pain, ease your muscle aches, and boost circulation to your knee for improved healing and pain relief. 

The Great Life Medical team is ready to tailor a unique knee pain relief plan just for you. 

Are you ready to knock your pain down for good? Call Great Life Medical or use online scheduling to set up your appointment now.