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Knee Pain

Knee Pain services offered in the greater Pasadena, CA area

One in four adults in the United States lives with chronic knee pain. If you’re unable to do activities you love because of knee pain, you can find the care you need at Health Advantage Physical Medicine. In addition to advanced chiropractic treatments, the team also provides innovative therapies like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, acupuncture, and cold laser therapy. Team members focus on easing your pain and restoring full function in your knee joint. Call the Pasadena, California, office to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for knee pain, or book an appointment online today. 

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Your knee is a complex joint that allows you to bend and straighten your leg. When any of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or bones that make up the joint are damaged by injury or disease, it can result in knee pain.

Acute knee pain that lasts for less than six weeks is often the result of muscle strains, ligament strains, or other overuse injuries. Acute pain usually resolves with rest, ice therapy, and over-the-counter medications.

Chronic knee pain that lasts for six months or more can develop due to osteoarthritis. This degenerative condition occurs when the protective cartilage that lines the end of your joints breaks down. Without sufficient cartilage, joint bones can rub together, creating persistent inflammation and pain.

Other causes of knee pain include:

  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears

Health Advantage Physical Medicine offers integrative treatments to address the root cause of your knee pain. Practitioners personalize a care plan using chiropractic techniques and functional medicine strategies to help you find lasting pain relief.

When should I see a doctor for knee pain?

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Health Advantage Physical Medicine if you have knee pain that isn’t improving with rest and home care. You also need a prompt diagnosis if you experience persistent symptoms like:

  • Joint stiffness
  • Joint swelling
  • Knee instability
  • Difficulties straightening or bending your knee

Practitioners offer X-rays, ultrasounds, and other imaging tests in-office, so you don’t have to travel elsewhere to have the source of your pain diagnosed.

What treatments are available for knee pain?

Health Advantage Physical Medicine offers a range of treatments to ease knee pain and inflammation and restore the function of your joint.

Advanced chiropractic techniques to ensure your knee, hips, spine, and other joints are in proper alignment. Available treatment options include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Electrical stimulation

If you have soft tissue tears, your practitioner may recommend platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections that stimulate the production of healthy, new tissues.

You may also benefit from using shoe inserts or other custom orthotics that align your feet and ankles and prevent premature wear-and-tear on your knee joints.

Call Health Advantage Physical Medicine to schedule a consultation for knee pain, or book an appointment online today.