Knee Pain Treatment2020-10-01T09:39:47-04:00

Knee Pain Treatment

Knee pain affects millions of people of all ages on a daily basis

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Knee Pain Treatment Options

Dr. Heather Lambert explains knee pain and how we can help you treat it without surgery here in the Charleston, SC area. We offer free consultation in our Summerville, SC office.
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Relief For Knee Pain

Your knees are the two largest joints in your body, and they are incredibly complex. When knee pain is caused by poor alignment, muscle imbalance, or poor stabilization, knee rehabilitation may be used to build up your surrounding muscles and improve flexibility. This, in turn, takes some of the pressure off of the joint to help eliminate some to all of the discomfort.

Our healthcare team knows that all of our patients are different, which is why we customize your rehabilitation program to address your specific needs and concerns.

Therapies We Use

  • Joint mobilization
  • Joint manipulation
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Manual therapy
  • Home exercise programs that allow the patient to expedite the healing process.

Relieve Pain and Prevent Future Recurrence

When damage has occurred to a joint over a long period of time, arthritic changes can alter the mobility and function of the joint space itself. This condition, called Osteoarthritis, responds especially well to our integrative approach.

  • Viscosupplementation Injections
  • Knee Pain Relief Treatments
  • Non-Steroidal Joint Injections

Non-Steroidal Injections

If you have osteoarthritis (OA) that affects your knees, hyaluronic acid injections could help ease your pain and stiffness. These injections help lubricate the joint and as a result, alleviate pain. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance present in the synovial fluid of your joints. Inside a normal knee, synovial fluid is produced – a thick gel-like liquid that helps cushion your joint and absorb the shock of walking, running, twisting, and turning. People with (OA) of the knee have lower levels of hyaluronic acid in their synovial fluid. Therefore, their joints are less lubricated and less able to protect the bones and cartilage from damage and wear.

Our natural knee therapy helps decrease the inflammation within the joint space and eases pain without surgery.

Viscosupplementation, a popular treatment for OA of the knee, injects hyaluronic acid (also called hyaluron and hyaluronate) into the affected knee in order to return mobility to the joint. Supplements and medication that are traditionally used to treat knee pain or arthritis can help reduce some inflammation and pain, however do not address the decreased amounts of fluid in the joint itself. The treatment consists of a series of injections given directly to your knee joints. This therapy works by improving the lubrication in your knees, your pain is then reduced through this therapy by replacing the lost synovial liquid that normally keeps the knees lubricated. When the hyaluronic acid is injected directly to your joints, you will feel a relief from pain and other bad knee symptoms and can even bring your active lifestyle back.

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FAQ | Knee Pain

What Causes Knee Pain?2019-01-09T11:14:25-05:00

A variety of factors may contribute to knee pain, though it typically stems from a combination of lifestyle choices and your medical condition. Some of the leading causes of knee pain include:

Arthritis

Knee pain can come from four different types of arthritic conditions:

  • Septic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout

Injuries

Many heavy hitters suffer from injuries during practice and, as a result, suffer from knee pain. If done improperly, physical activity can severely damage the ligaments and tendons surrounding the knee, leaving you with pain for days on end. These injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • ACL
  • Fractures
  • Tendinitis

Joint problems

The following joint issues can lead to severe knee pain:

  • Iliotibial syndrome
  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Improper walking due to pain in other parts of the body
  • Cartilage or bone breakage

Obesity and being overweight can also trigger knee pain, due to the added pressure the extra weight is putting on your knees.

The team of doctors at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine help you maintain a healthy diet and weight to reduce the risks of joint issues and arthritis, and, in turn, of experiencing knee pain.

What Are The Symptoms Of Knee Pain?2019-01-09T11:15:31-05:00

Knee pain is typically never a standalone sensation. That means that it’s almost always a symptom of another injury or illness. Nevertheless, there are specific ways of identifying whether the pain is coming from your knee, including:

  • Stiffness
  • Redness and tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Crunching or popping sounds
  • Weaknesses
  • Inability to straighten the knee
When Should You See Doctor For Knee Pain?2019-01-09T11:16:51-05:00

The team at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine recommend that you make an appointment as soon as possible if you’re experiencing knee pain.

Though you are the best arbiter for determining how much pain is too much pain, the practice’s doctors can help determine whether the pain you’re feeling is related to a larger, more severe condition.

They’ll then develop an individualized treatment plan to get rid of the pain.

What Are Common Knee Procedures?2019-01-09T11:17:52-05:00

The most common knee procedures typically involve knee replacement surgery — either partial, total or revision. The doctors at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine are committed to providing alternatives to knee replacement surgery.

One such alternative is viscosupplementation treatment. A hyaluronic acid solution called Sarapin® is injected directly into the affected area to decrease pain and improve mobility. Hyaluronic acid is typically found in the cartilage and acts as a lubricant and shock absorber.

These injections might require multiple visits to Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, but keep in mind that they are successful alternatives to surgical procedures, which can lead to numerous complications, including:

  • Prolonged and painful recovery
  • Allergic reactions
  • Damage to surrounding areas
  • Infections
  • Stiffness and limited range of motion
  • Scarring

Contact Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine today or book an appointment online to learn more about how you can benefit from specialized knee pain management treatments.

Knee Strengthening Exercise

Are you experiencing knee pain? We encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our board-certified physicians to identify the cause of your knee pain. During your initial visit, we will develop a customized treatment plan to get you out of pain and address any issues with your joints.
Instability is a common cause of knee pain. Knee extension exercises are commonly recommended as part of our home exercise regimen to improve knee stability and decrease knee pain.

Commonly Accepted Medical Insurances

Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine accepts a variety of major insurance plans. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact our office.

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I started care because I had inside knee pain, and bone to bone on both inside knees. I had experienced these problems for 5 years. At its worse I had limited movement, I did not like even taking walks. I tried Cortizone shots, which lasted 9-10 months then had to do it again and again. The progress that I have made is that I’m now taking up to 2 walks a day. I have a lot less pain, and am not as grumpy. Great staff, they get you in as quick as possible, make your visit as positive as possible.

Jeff Wild

I started care because my shoulder has been hurting and wanted to get better and wanted my hand to get better. I had been experiencing these problems for 2 years. I had a stroke on the left side of my arm. These issues affected my life by having to work around the house with one arm. It put a stop to things I used to do with two arms. I had tried injections on my arm and lower back and physical therapy. I have noticed more strength and ability to move arm and shoulders up more than ever since starting care. The benefits that I have experienced is that I can work around the house more. I like everyone. They work as a team.

Donna Cannady

The reason that we began care is Torticollis and a flat spot on his head. We noticed the issue when he was a couple of weeks old. He developed a flat spot on his head and couldn’t turn his head in both directions. We didn’t try a helmet and wanted to avoid on. We also tried manually turning his head but it didn’t stretch enough. Since starting care, we have noticed that his head has rounded out and can turn head in both ways. He is now a great walker and has improved in general health. We love Dr. Mazique and fully recommend infant chiropractic care.

Jasper Poe (and Mom)

I came in for neck pain and neuropathy issues. I’ve experienced these symptoms for about 40 years. At the worst times, I couldn’t tie my shoes, didn’t want to get out of bed, and would sleep in a recliner if it was bad. Before coming here, I’ve had surgeries and steroid shots. The steroids didn’t last long. I have noticed that my neck pain has eased up since starting care. My right knee has improved. Supartz has helped a lot. The neuropathy in my knees has improved tremendously. I’ve been able to do things like mowing a lot. Much better without pain. The environment and staff have been great. They help me through a lot.

Kenneth Church

I started care for sciatic nerve pain down my left leg that was excruciating. I had trouble walking and sleeping. Before coming here, I had symptoms for about a week or so. At its worst, I was in agony. Very little sleep and I couldn’t function normally. I tried heat, cold packs, and stretching with little results. I now can do most everything since beginning care at the office. Still having trouble going up the stairs. I have noticed that the stretches have tightened my muscles. I feel so much better. Due to my being a Stage 4 metastatic cancer patience, the office staff has made every effort to be careful with the movements and chiropractic care.

Ina Stevens

I began care because I was experiencing a lot of body pains. I have had these problems since middle school. At its worst, it was terrible. I couldn’t sleep or move sometimes. I did try working out, but it only helped with some pains. The progress that I have made since beginning treatment at the office was that I noticed a lot more comfort at night. I can sleep better at night. Workouts are easier. The whole crew here is AMAZING! Anissa, Saune, Ben, Dave, and Kim are some of the most welcoming people – always have smiles and make each visit feel like home.

Jordyn Walls